Paul D. Williams is Professor and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies M.A. program at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Williams is author of several books including War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2nd ed., 2016), Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity, 3rd ed., 2021), and Fighting for Peace in Somalia (Oxford University Press, 2018).
He was previously a Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute, a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He previously taught at the Universities of Aberystwyth, Birmingham, and Warwick in the United Kingdom and has been a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Queensland, Australia.