Oskar N.T. Thoms earned an M.A. in Sociology at Montreal’s McGill University in 2005. Before joining the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies, he worked as an independent research consultant on academic and policy research projects supported by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade or the Canadian International Development Agency. In 2005/2006, he was a Research Associate at the McGill Research Group in Conflict and Human Rights. Thoms has co-published scholarly articles on issues of human rights and violent conflict. His current research interests focus on international governance and human rights. He lives in Wakefield, Quebec.
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Oskar N.T. Thoms & James Ron. “Public health, Conflict and Human Rights: Toward a Collaborative Research Agenda,” in Conflict & Health, Vol. 1, No.11 (Nov 2007).
Oskar N.T. Thoms & James Ron. “Do Human Rights Violations Cause Internal Conflict?,” in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2007).
Howard Ramos, James Ron & Oskar N.T. Thoms. “Shaping the Media’s Human Rights Agenda, 1986-2000,” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 44, No. 4 (July 2007).
Commissioned Policy Studies
Oskar N.T. Thoms, James Ron & Roland Paris. “The Effects of Transitional Justice Mechanisms: A Summary of Empirical Research Findings and Implications for Analysts and Practitioners.” Working Paper, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, April 2008.
Oskar N.T. Thoms & James Ron. “Public Health, Conflict and Human Rights: Towards a Collaborative Research Agenda.” Ottawa: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, March 26, 2007.
Oskar N.T. Thoms & James Ron. 2006. “Do Human Rights Violations Cause Internal Conflict?” Gatineau: Canadian International Development Agency, February 28, 2006.
James Ron & Oskar N.T. Thoms. “The Jury is still out on International Justice,” Ottawa Citizen, July 26th, 2008.
James Ron & Oskar N.T. Thoms. “Can Canada Help Curb Civil Wars?,” The Toronto Star, April 12th, 2006.