Ben Tonra, Full Professor & Head of International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations
Ben Tonra is Full Professor and Head of International Relations at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. At UCD he teaches, researches and publishes in European foreign, security and defence policy, Irish foreign, security and defence policy and International Relations theory. He also serves as Vice Principal of the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, responsible for Internationalisation and Global Engagement. Outside the university Ben is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and has served as chair of the Academy’s Standing Committee on International Affairs. Ben is also co-leader of a research programme in EU security and defence at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin.