Ben TonraBA(NIHE Limerick 1986), MA (NIHE Limerick) 1988, PhD (University of Dublin) 1996
Member PL&AElected in 2020
Ben Tonra is Full Professor 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, EU Studies, and International Relations theory. Outside the university Ben is a Distinguished Fellow at the Azure Forum, a Dublin-based think tank on security and defence studies and is a Director (voluntary) with the Irish Defence and Security Association (IDSA) CLG. He worked previously at the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Washington DC. Professor Tonra is a graduate of the University of Limerick (BA and MA) and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Dublin (Trinity College) in 1996.