SCGA Team: Mateja Peter

Mateja Peter

Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Dr Mateja Peter is a Lecturer in International Relations at University of St Andrews, where she directs the Centre for Global Law and Governance.

After completing her PhD, she held fellowships at research institutes in Washington, Berlin, and Oslo. Dr Peter works at the intersection of international relations and law, researching on global governance and international organisations, peace operations and peacebuilding.

She is currently acting as a research lead on a multi-partner PeaceRep project looking at non-Western approaches to conflict management, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Previously, she led a major project providing research support to the UN High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. She has extensive field experience and has recently done work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Darfur.

Dr Peter is the editor of United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order (2019, Palgrave) and is currently finalising a book on international authority in statebuilding.

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Social feed

PeaceRep at #ISA2023:
Thurs, 08:15 - Global Fragmentation & #Peacemaking
@JulineBeaujouan - Syrian Peace
@jan_pos1 - Fragmented transitions in the wider Horn
@MatejaPeter - The new terrain of political transitions
@BadanjakSanja - #Peaceprocess trends with PA-X data

👥Ad hoc coalitions in global governance: short-notice, task- and time-specific cooperation by @YfReykers, @johnkarlsrud, @ProfBrosig, @stephofmann, @crismaglia and @Prieker1.

Read it #openaccess here >…

In a new book chapter - ‘Endless Wars, Perpetual Peacekeeping?’ - @AdamDayGeneva and I explore the efforts of modern 🇺🇳UN peace operations to end wars where new and emerging conflict trends have frustrated international efforts to broker peace


In my latest open access work in the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, I undertake an extensive re-evaluation of the Protection of Civilians agenda at the UN. Below are a few snippets of what you'll find inside 👇… 1/

This #ScotlandsFutureSeries recording hears from @PhillipsPOBrien & @MatejaPeter @StAndrewsIR about Scotland's only international affairs think tank @scga_scot & its unique perspective on global issues

Tune in here ⬇️


Good article by @TonyBarber8 in the @FinancialTimes today on Merkel’s legacy and how her public perception is changing in light of far-right conspiracies and Putin’s war in Ukraine. Happy also to see a nod to my own article on #Zeitenwende in @IAJournal_CH…

If you’re interested in changes in 🇩🇪 foreign policy, read this accessible piece on #Zeitenwende by my colleague @b_blumenau!…

Happy to see my article, ‘Breaking with Convention? #Zeitenwende and the Traditional Pillars of German Foreign Policy’ published online @IAJournal_CH . It looks at how recent changes in German FP - Scholz' Zeitenwende - affect long-term FP traditions.…

Our team (@otansey, @SvBillerbeck & @Birtejulia) are pleased to share the report from the Expert Roundtable "Challenges of Peacekeeping in Authoritarian Settings" that took place a few weeks ago at @warstudies

📢 The Ukraine war and European foreign policy 🇺🇦🇪🇺

Join Jörg Terhechte (Leuphana Uni), @Mergito and @b_blumenau (both @StAndrewsIR) as they discuss the implications of the Ukraine war on 🇪🇺 and its Member States.

📆 Wednesday, 12 October, 16-17.30
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