Roberts, (Edward) Adam 1940-
ROBERTS, (Edward) Adam 1940-
PERSONAL: Born August 29, 1940, in Penrith, England; son of Michael (a teacher and writer) and Janet (a writer; maiden name, Adam-Smith) Roberts; married Frances Dunn, September 16, 1966; children: Bayard Adam and Hannah Theresa. Education: Magdalen College, Oxford, B.A., 1962, M.A., 1981; London School of Economics and Political Science, studies in international relations, 1965-68. Hobbies and other interests: Rock-climbing, mountaineering.
ADDRESSES: Office—Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England.
CAREER: Peace News (weekly), London, England, assistant editor, 1962-65; University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, lecturer in international relations, 1968-81; Oxford University, St. Antony's College, Oxford, England, Alastair Buchan Reader in International Relations and professorial fellow, 1981-86. British Academy, fellow, 1990; London School of Economics, honorary fellow, 1997—; Oxford University, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations and Fellow of Balliol College, 1986—.
MEMBER: International Institute for Strategic Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Fellow British Academy.
AWARDS, HONORS: London School of Economics, honorary fellow, 1997; Leverhulme, research fellow, 2000-03; Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George, 2002.
(Editor) The Strategy of Civilian Defence: Non-Violent Resistance to Aggression, Faber (London, England), 1967, published as Civilian Resistance As a National Defense, Stackpole (Mechanicsburg, PA), 1968.
Nations in Arms: The Theory and Practice of Territorial Defence, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1976, 2nd edition, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1986.
(With Richard Guelff) Documents on the Laws of War, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1982, 3rd edition, 2000.
(Editor) United Nations Divided World: The UN's Roles in International Relations, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1988.
(Editor) Hugo Grotius and International Relations, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1990.
Civil Resistance in the East European and Soviet Revolutions, Albert Einstein Institution, 1991.
(Coauthor) Presiding over a Divided World: Changing UN Roles, 1945-1993, L. Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1994.
Humanitarian Action in War: Aid Protection and Impartiality in a Policy Vacuum, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1996.
Contributor to newspapers and journals, including New Society, World Today, and Survival; also contributor to British Broadcasting Corp.
SIDELIGHTS: Adam Roberts is a professor of international relations. He is the author of numerous texts that deal with the subject of foreign affairs, historical topics in international relations, and issues of defense. His book Documents on the Laws of War is a collection of treaties, statutes, international court decisions, and other documents that make up the laws of war. Dr. Marcus Hanke, writing for Aerospace Power Journal, found the introduction to the book especially useful to readers who are not experts on the topic of international law. He noted that it is "condensed, yet very understandable."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Aerospace Power Journal, spring, 2001, Marcus Hanke, review of Documents on the Laws of War, p. 124.
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