Vesselin Popovski

Senior Academic Programme Officer at United Nations University - Institute for Sustainability and Peace in Tokyo
Vesselin Popovski is the Senior Academic Programme Officer at United Nations University - Institute for Sustainability and Peace in Tokyo. He has published numerous books and was part of two major international initiatives, wherein which he co-authored reports: the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) and its 2001 report “Responsibility to Protect” that led the way to the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the norm “Responsibility to Protect” in 2005. Before coming to UNU, Popovski worked as a Bulgarian diplomat, and a NATO Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for European Studies, Exeter University, UK.