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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey is the Coordinator for Global Strategies @ LSE. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and is currently studying for an MSc in Political Theory at the LSE. 

Joseph Barnsley Comms

Joseph Barnsley is Communications Officer at LSE IDEAS. He is a graduate of Leeds and Warwick universities whose previous employment includes the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB).

Bastiaan Bouwman

Bastiaan Bouwman is Academic Officer for the Philippe Roman Chair and Project Assistant for the Cold War Studies Project. He is a PhD candidate at the Department of International History. Previously, he was a junior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and one of the inaugural fellows of Humanity in Action's Diversity & Diplomacy Fellowship.


Luc-André Brunet is Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Project. Dr Brunet is also Book Review Editor for the journal Cold War History and acts as Managing Editor for LSE IDEAS Reports. 


John Collins is Coordinator of the International Drug Policy Project. His research focuses on the history of international drug control.


Indira Endaya does the layout and design work for IDEAS publications. She finished her Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Culture at Aarhus University in Denmark and the UCL Institute of Education under the EU’s Erasmus Mundus programme.


Mireia Franch is the Finance Administrator in LSE IDEAS. 

Julia Himmrich

Julia Himmrich is a Dahrendorf Forum Research Associate. Julia is a PhD student at LSE, researching the role of Germany in the status negotiations of Kosovo. She holds a BA (Hons) Politics & Development Studies from SOAS, University of London and a MA International Peace & Security from King’s College London. 

Emilia Knight

Emilia Knight is Centre Manager of LSE IDEAS. A senior executive with a substantial record of strategic business development in international markets, Dr Knight holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and an Executive MBA. 


Marta Kozielska is the Events Assistant for LSE IDEAS. She is currently studying BSc Social Anthropology at the LSE. In the past years she studied in Central Poland, Oregon, US and Manchester. Previously she was the Communications Officer and NGO Officer for Polish Business Society. Currently, she holds the position of Head of Events for the London Globalist at LSE. She also volunteers for the Civil Affairs Institute located in Lodz, Poland – her hometown.

Cora Lacatus

Cora Lacatus is the Research Associate of the EU-US working group of the Dahrendorf Forum at IDEAS. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of International Relations, a fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council, and the LSE research assistant of the MAXCAP Project Research Consortium. 


Corina Mavrodin is a PhD candidate in the International History Department and Project Manager for the Dahrendorf Forum.

Jay Pan

Jay Pan is the Project Assistant for the International Drug Policy Project. He is currently studying history at the LSE and went to school in Cambridge. Previously, Jay has worked at HSBC, a law firm, The Historical Association and the UK National Archives. Jay is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the inaugural LSE Economic History Review as well as a keen social activist.

Lena NEW!

Lena Poleksic is the Events Coordinator at LSE IDEAS. She completed her Masters degree in Communications Management (Public Relations) in London. She also holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.


Svetozar Rajak is Academic Director of LSE IDEAS and Associate Professor in the Department of International History at the LSE. Dr Rajak is head of the LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellows Programme, and a member of the IDEAS Academic Management Committee. 


Liza Ryan is the co-ordinator of the  Europe - Russia - Ukraine Relations working group of the Dahrendorf Forum at IDEAS. She graduated from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES) in ‘Russian and Soviet Studies’ and completed her Masters in MSc 'Economics of Rural Change' at Imperial College at Wye. 


Craig Smith is Executive Programme Administrator for MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS. He holds an MA in Politics and International Relations from Durham University as well as a BA in History and Politics.

Alexander Soderholm

Alexander Soderholm is the Policy Associate of the International Drug Policy Project. He completed an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the LSE in 2015. Upon finishing his studies, he interned for the UNODC in Tehran, having previously worked in a number of developing countries. His research focuses on the intersection between drugs and development, specifically on scaling up harm reduction in the Middle East.


Luca Tardelli is the Executive Programme Convener of the Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy. Dr Tardelli holds a PhD in International Relations from LSE. 


Natalia Telepneva is the Research Associate of the Europe - Russia - Ukraine Relations working group of the Dahrendorf Forum at IDEAS. 
Dr Telepneva earned her PhD in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2015. 


Dr Yu Jie (Cherry) is the China Foresight Project Manager. She gained her doctorate at the International Relations Department, LSE for her thesis on EU-China relations. She also gives frequent comments on China's foregin policy as well as China's direct investments in Europe in both Chinese and English media outlets.


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