Justin D. Nankivell, Ph.D., LLMASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Area of Expertise - International Law, Security Sector Development, International Organization
Dr. Justin D. Nankivell came to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2008 from the University of Victoria, Canada where he taught courses in international organization and international security. He also taught international relations, Canadian foreign policy, civil-military relations, and Canadian politics at the University of Vancouver Island and Canada’s Royal Military College. Dr. Nankivell holds a PhD in political science from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Masters of International Law from the University of Nottingham (UK), with specific focus on public international law and international criminal justice/criminal law and the laws of armed conflict. His current research is divided into two areas: 1) the relationship of international law to international politics and foreign policy decision-making, with particular emphasis on how international law ‘works’ within the international system and structures states’ policy choices. Dr. Nankivell is currently writing on the law of the sea, with focus on the South China Sea and the Arctic region; 2) the field of security sector development (SSD), constituted by the relationship between the security institutions of the state, domestic political and judicial institutions, and the broader sectors of civil and international society. In SSD areas of governance and law, Dr. Nankivell conducts research primarily in Southeast and South Asia.