Adam Bower

Adam Bower is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at UBC. His doctoral research explores the effectiveness of the Ottawa Convention banning anti-personnel landmines and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and is particularly concerned with questions of whether and how the treaties have succeeded in promoting widespread adherence to their central norms. He has previously conducted field research in The Hague, Sarajevo, and Geneva in support of this research project.

Adam’s research is funded by fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (CGS Doctoral Award), and a joint award from the Simons Foundation and the International Security and Outreach Programme at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada. Additional support for the trip to Kampala has been generously provided by the Liu Institute’s Centre for International Relations through their Security and Defence Forum programme (sponsored by the Department of National Defence Canada).