For those of us who have to live with terrorism, when we leave home in the morning there is no guarantee that we will come back. ---Lakshman Kadirgamar
About the Author
Adam Roberts is President of the British Academy, a post he has held since July 2009, having been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy in 1990. He is a renowned expert in international relations, with research expertise in international security, international organizations and international law, including the laws of war. He is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, and an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. From 1986 to 2007 he was Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, and before that he held appointments at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and St Antony s College, Oxford. He has held visiting appointments at New York University, Tokyo University, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington DC. He was knighted (KCMG ) in 2002 and has been a member of the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board since 2003. His publications include: Nations in Arms: The Theory and Practice of Territorial Defence; Hugo Grotius and International Relations; Documents on the Laws of War; The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945 and Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present.