Dr Francis Owtram
BA Manchester, PhD (LSE)
Honorary Research Fellow (EXCEPS)
Francis Owtram has a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is the author of A Modern History of Oman: Formation of the State Since 1920 (IB Tauris, 2004). Since October 2007 he has been teaching in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kurdistan Hawler, Erbil, Iraq where he teaches International Relations Theory, Current Issues in International Relations, International Relations of the Middle East and Global Politcal Economy.
His research interests include the International Relations of the Middle East, with a special interest in the Gulf States. His ongoing research projects examine the external relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and global governance. In recent years he has given presentations on these topics at international conferences including those of the University of Exeter Centre for Gulf Studies (2008), the University of Exeter Centre for Kurdish Studies (2009), and the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona Autonomous University (2010). He is currently working on articles and books relating to these projects.
A recent publication is 'The Foreign Policies of Unrecognized States' in N. Caspersen and G. Stansfield (eds) Unrecognized States in the International System (Routledge/Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics, 2010).