Biography

Dr Paul E. Kerry is a supernumerary research and teaching fellow at the University of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute and co-convened the RAI’s research seminar on Constitutional Thought and History. He now co-convenes the Oxford History Faculty’s research seminar in Historiography at Christ Church, participates in the Voltaire Foundation’s Enlightenment Workshop, and collaborates with the Faculty of Theology and Religion’s Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought.

He has cooperated with the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government on topics relating to international freedom of religion or belief and ethics in public Service and is currently researching Amendment I to the United States Constitution in relation to the philosophical presuppositions of its European antecedents. He is also researching Goethe’s concept of Zusammenleben.

He is the honorary secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict and is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. He facilitates the advancement of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 and the aims of the UK Government’s Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative, including the implementation of the House of Lords Select Committee Report on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

He supports the humanitarian work of the AMAR international charitable foundation in its peace-building projects such as the provision of healthcare for refugees and IDPs in the Middle East and its education initiatives. The charity strengthens civil society through the delivery of courses on human rights, the rule of law, and citizenship to women and others, and works to end discrimination and violence against minorities and promoting tolerance between religious groups by engaging key stakeholders in training and community projects.

Dr Kerry has held fellowships at Princeton, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. He took his doctorate from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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