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Associate professor, Human Rights Studies, King's University College, Western University

David Webster teaches Human Rights Studies at King's University College, Western University and is also adjunct research professor at Carleton University. His books include Challenge the Strong Wind: Canada and East Timor 1975-99 and Fire and the Full Moon: Canada and Indonesia in a Decolonizing World. He is the editor of Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia and co-editor (with Greg Donaghy) of A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid. Webster is a fellow of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University and the Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto.


  • –present
    Associate professor of History, Bishop's University


  • 2005 
    University of British Columbia, Ph.D./History


Order of Timor-Leste