Ass. Prof. Jacinta O'Hagan of Director of the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs in the School of Political Science and International Studies. A former diplomat with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Jacinta O'Hagan has held prior appointments at the Australian National University and held visiting fellowships and affiliations at the University of Southern California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the European University Institute.
Her principal areas of teaching are international history, humanitarianism and culture in world politics. Her research and publications have focused the role of culture and civilizational in world politics and the politics of humanitarianism, including the role of non-state actors in humanitarianism, and humanitarian diplomacy. She has worked on collaborative projects on the relationship between digital media and political violence and the globalization of international society. Her most recent research and publication has focused on culture and humanitarianism in the Asia-Pacific, and the cultural politics of the Responsibility to Protect.