Dr Annie Herro

Dr Annie Herro

Room 104 Mackie Building K01
phone: +61 2 9351 3440
fax: +61 2 9660 0862
email: annie.herro@sydney.edu.au

BA (UNSW), MA (Columbia), MPACS (Sydney), PhD (Sydney)

Dr Annie Herro is a lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Her research explores issues relating to the United Nations, peacekeeping, the responsibility to protect and the protection of civilians in conflict. She approaches these topics using the theory of norms and is especially interested in ways so-called international norms are localised. Her book explores perspectives on a civil society-led proposal to establish a permanent UN peacekeeping service and considers ways this idea could be localised. Dr Herro was a visiting scholar at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University during semester 2 of 2013.

Current Teaching

PACS6901: The UN, Peace and Security

PACS6915: Human Rights, Peace and Justice

Previous Teaching

PACS6915: Human Rights, Peace and Justice (CPACS, internal and online)

PACS6901: The UN and International Conflict Resolution (CPACS)

IRPG844: Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region (International Relations, Macquarie University)

Contributed to: International Relations Theories (International Relations, MU); Civil-Military Relations (CISS, USYD); Human Rights Advocacy and Strategies (Sociology and Social Policy, USYD).

Course Design Social and Policy Considerations of Disaster Management (Architecture and Built Environment, Newcastle University)


Herro, A. (2015). UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Herro, A. (forthcoming). “Norm entrepreneurs advocating the responsibility to protect and peacekeeping reform proposals”. In Perspectives on Peacekeeping and Atrocity Prevention: Expanding Stakeholders and Regional Arrangements, edited by Trudy Faser, David Curran and Robert Zuber. New York: Springer.

Herro, A., Suthanthiraraj, K. (2012). “Framing a Protection Service”. In Norms of Protection: Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians and Their Interaction, edited by Vesselin Popovski, Charles Sampford and Angus Francis. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

Herro, A. (forthcoming). "Responsibility to Protect, the use of force and a permanent UN peace service". International Journal of Human Rights.

Herro, A., Lambourne, W., Penklis, D. (2009). "Peacekeeping and peace enforcement in Africa: The potential contribution of a UN Emergency Peace Service". African Security Review 18 (1):49-62.

Lambourne, W., Herro, A. (2008). "Peacebuilding theory and the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: implications for non-UN interventions". Global Change, Peace & Security 20 (3):275-289.

Herro, A. (2005). "The United Nations and International Conflict Resolution". Alternate Routes 20:24-39.

Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals

Herro, A. 2013. “Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars is More Important than Winning Them by John Keen” (for Cambridge Review of International Affairs).

Academic Conferences

Herro, A. 2010. “Trust and the UN Emergency Peace Service proposal”. Paper read at International Peace Research Association Biennial Conference, the University of Sydney, Sydney, 6-10 July.

Herro, A., Suthanthiraraj, K,. 2010. “Trust in International Relations”. Paper read at International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, 17-20 February.

Herro, A. 2008. “United Nations Emergency Peace Service: from Violence to Nonviolence”. Paper read at International Peace Research Association, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 July.

Media and Other

2013. “The UNEPS proposal: a novel contribution to an important campaign?” GP Response, Global Policy, 5 December.

2013. “Implications of a US-led intervention in Syria”. 2ser, 26 July.

2012. “Obama call to action on UN on Syria”. ABC Radio National, RN Drive, 25 September.

2009. “Human rights in Southeast Asia”, ABC Radio National, 23 October.

2009. “ASEAN and human rights - it’s a slow burner”, Online Opinion, 11 August.

2008. “Love thy Neighbour”, New Matilda, 29 May.