Professor of International Peace and Security;
Co-Director War Crimes Research Group,
King's College London

James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security and Co-Director of the War Crimes Research Group at King’s College London. He is a non-resident scholar with the Liechtenstein Institute, Princeton University and previously lectured in European Studies at the University of Hatfield. From 2013-16, Gow held a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. He has served as an expert adviser and an expert witness for the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1994-8), where he was the first ever witness at an international criminal tribunal. He has also served as an Expert Adviser to UK Secretaries of State for Defence. Gow has held visiting positions at the University of Sheffield, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, Columbia University, and Princeton University. His numerous publications include War and War CrimesProsecuting War Crimes: Lessons and Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Security, Democracy and War Crimes (as co-author), all in 2013, and War, Image and Legitimacy (2007), The Serbian Project and Its Adversaries: a Strategy of War Crimes (2003) and Triumph of the Lack of Will: International Diplomacy and the Yugoslav War (1997).