James Kearney is the Peace & Security Programmes Manager at UNA-UK. The key focus of his role is to lead on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Responsibility to Protect, civilian protection and peacekeeping programmes.
James Kearney has a breadth of experience in the peace and security area, having worked for the Africa Educational Trust in London, Nairobi and Rumbek, Southern Sudan; and in the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
After studying History at Oxford, James attained a Master’s degree in International Relations from Cambridge University. His doctoral studies at Edinburgh University examined post-genocide Rwanda and provided the basis for a contribution to an edited collection, “Education and Reconciliation: Exploring Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations”, published by Continuum in 2011.