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Jeni Whalan (Deputy Chair)


Jeni Whalan is a Senior Research Fellow of the University of Queensland’s School of Political Science and International Studies and the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, as well a Research Associate of the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford. She works at the intersection of analysis and practice to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of foreign, security and development policy, bringing a strong understanding of international relations to CPD. She has worked as a foreign policy advisor in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Department of Defence, and as a consultant to the International Peace Institute, the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations, and the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report. Her recent book ‘How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy and Effectiveness’ was published by Oxford University Press.

A Rhodes Scholar, Jeni holds a DPhil and MPhil (with Distinction) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She is currently Chief Investigator on two large Australian Research Council projects.2


Whalan, Jeni How peace operations work: power, legitimacy, and effectiveness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2013:
How peace operations work: power, legitimacy, and effectiveness


Whalan, Jeni (2016). Strengthening the local accountability of UN Peacekeeping. In Jeremy Farrall and Hilary Charlesworth (Ed.), Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council (pp. 135-149) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge:
Strengthening the local accountability of UN Peacekeeping


Whalan, Jeni (2017) The local legitimacy of peacekeepers. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 11 3: 306-320. doi:10.1080/17502977.2017.1353756:
The local legitimacy of peacekeepers


Whalan, Jeni (2016) Reforming UN peace operations: Will the high-level panel’s report make a difference for human rights?. Journal of International Peacekeeping, 20 1-2: 5-20. doi:10.1163/18754112-02001002:
Reforming UN peace operations: Will the high-level panel’s report make a difference for human rights?


Whalan, Jeni (2012) Evaluating peace operations: the case of Cambodia. Journal of International Peacekeeping, 16 3-4: 226-251. doi:10.1163/18754112-1604003:
Evaluating peace operations: the case of Cambodia


Whalan, Jeni (2011) Aid for education in post-conflict Solomon Islands. Prospects, 41 2: 237-247. doi:10.1007/s11125-011-9190-x:
Aid for education in post-conflict Solomon Islands


Whalan, Jeni (2011) The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Recent Developments. Security Challenges, 7 4: 27-38:
The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Recent Developments


Whalan, Jeni (2010) The power of friends: the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. Journal of Peace Research, 47 5: 627-637. doi:10.1177/0022343310370107:
The power of friends: the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands