Vesselin Popovski, Vice Dean of the Law School and Executive Director of the Centre for UN Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University.
Dr. Popovski undertakes research and post-graduate teaching and supervision in the field of international relations, peace and security, international law, human rights, international criminal justice, and governance. He has published numerous books and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Popovski took part in two major international initiatives and co-authored their reports: International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) and its 2001 report “Responsibility to Protect” that led the way to the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the norm “Responsibility to Protect” in 2005; and the Princeton Project on Universal Jurisdiction that developed and published “Princeton Principles of Universal Jurisdiction” (2001). Before coming to UNU, from 2002 to 2004, Popovski worked for the EU project “Legal Protection of Individual Rights in Russia”, training Russian lawyers to apply international human rights mechanisms. Dr. Popovski educational background includes Ph.D.in War Studies from the King’s College (UK) and M.A. in International Relations from London School of Economics (UK).