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Matthew Bolton

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Political Science - NYC

Location
  • @New York City

Biography


Expert on the United Nations, multilateral peace and security diplomacy, global disarmament policy and humanitarian assistance in conflict.

Education


PhD , London School of Economics and Political Science , 2009
Government

MS , London School of Economics and Political Science , 2005
Development Studies (Research)

BA , Graceland University , Lamoni, Iowa , 2001
History and Religion

Publications


Bolton, M. & Minor, E. (2016). The Discursive Turn Arrives in Turtle Bay: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons' Operationalization of Critical IR Theories. Global Policy. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12343/full

Bolton, M. & Minor, E. (2016). The Humanitarian Initiative on Nuclear Weapons: An Introduction to Global Policy's Special Section. Global Policy. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12326/abstract

Bolton, M. (2016). Time for a discursive rehabilitation: A brief history of general and complete disarmament. Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament in the Twenty-First Century. New York: UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. http://www.un.org/disarmament/publications/occasionalpapers/no-28/

Bolton, M., Froese, S. & Jeffrey, A. (2016). “Go get a job right after you take a bath”: Occupy Wall Street as Matter Out of Place. Antipode. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.12226/abstract

Bolton, M. (2015). From minefields to minespace: An archeology of the changing architecture of autonomous killing in US Army field manuals on landmines, booby traps and IEDs. Political Geography. Vol 46 , pages 41-53. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629814001218

Bolton, M. (2015, November 25). Using the Arms Trade Treaty to Address Wildlife Poaching in East Africa: A Human Security Approach. http://controlarms.org/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/12/BoltonPoaching-1.pdf

Bolton, M. (2014). Exit Strategy: Human Security, the Social Contract and Liquid Governance in Haiti's Post-Earthquake Reconstruction. Human Security and Natural Disasters. New York: Routledge. http://books.google.ba/books?id=LEYsAwAAQBAJ&lpg=PA140&ots=ztlD_9u5lW&dq=info:9i1hVl1r7PwJ:scholar.google.com&lr&pg=PA140#v=onepage&q&f=false

Bolton, M. & James, K. E. (2014, November). Nascent Spirit of New York or Ghost of Arms Control Past?: The Normative Implications of the Arms Trade Treaty for Global Policymaking. Global Policy. Vol 5 (Issue 4) , pages 439-454. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12174/abstract

Bolton, M., Whall, H., Pytlak, A., Guerra, H. & James, K. E. (2014, November). The Arms Trade Treaty from a Global Civil Society Perspective: Introducing Global Policy's Special Section. Global Policy. Vol 5 (Issue 4) , pages 433-458. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12171/abstract

Bolton, M. & Mitchell, C. (2014, August). The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy. e-International Relations. http://www.e-ir.info/2014/08/29/the-peloponnesian-war-and-killer-robots-norms-of-protection-in-security-policy/

Bolton, M. (2013, February). Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/occupying-political-science-emily-welty/?isb=9781137277398

Welty, E., Bolton, M., Nayak, M. & Malone, C. J. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Occupying Political Science: from New York City to the World. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 306.

Malone, C. J., Bolton, M., Nayak, M. V. & Welty, E. E. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “An Occupied Political Science: concluding reflections on downtown political thinking”. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Occupying Political Science: the Occupy Wall Street movement from New York to the World. Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 275-282.

Welty, E. E., Bolton, M. & Zukowski, N. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “Occupy Wall Street as a Palimpset: overview of a dynamic movement”. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Occupying Political Science: the Occupy Wall Street movement from New York to the World. Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 25-57.

Bolton, M., Welty, E. E., Nayak, M. V. & Malone, C. J. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “We had a Front Row Seat to a Downtown Revolution”. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Occupying Political Science: the Occupy Wall Street movement from New York to the World. Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 1-24.

RESEARCH INTEREST


Matthew Bolton is director of the International Disarmament Institute and associate professor of political science at Pace University in New York City, where he also manages the Model UN program. He is an expert on global peace and security policy, focusing on disarmament, humanitarianism and mine action, with field experience in 17 countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya and Uganda. Bolton has published three books, including Foreign Aid and Landmine Clearance (I.B. Tauris). He has a PhD in Government and a Master's in Development Studies from the London School of Econom¬ics. Bolton has been a participant observer in many multilateral dis¬armament and arms control policymaking processes, on land¬mines, cluster munitions, guns, the arms trade, nuclear weapons and military robotics. Since 2014 he has worked on the UN advocacy of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. During the negotiations of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Bolton served on ICAN's 'positive obligations team', which led the successful effort to ensure disarmament education, victim assistance and environmental remediation were included in the final text. Bolton has been a consultant to UNICEF and UNDP's mine action programs. He also managed a 2016 grant from the UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR) that provided training on the Arms Trade Treaty to officials and activists in East Africa.

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  • Institutional Review Board
  • Scholarly Research Committee

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Article 36 [Policy Advisor]
  • Control Arms [Policy Advisor]
  • International Committee for Robot Arms Control [Committee Member]
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