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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).


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. 


David Cadier is the Executive Programme Teaching Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Dr Cadier earned his PhD in Political Sciences and European Studies from Sciences Po (Paris) in 2012. His Dissertation, supervised by Professor Jacques Rupnik, analysed the foreign policies of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia since their accession to the EU. 


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. 

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.


Mihaela Muresan is the Events Assistant at LSE IDEAS. She is studying MSc Media and Communications at LSE.

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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 Assistant for MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS. He holds an MA in Politics and International Relations from Durham University and recently completed his dissertation entitled 'Leader Effects on Different Types of Voters in British General Elections'. He also holds a BA in History and Politics.


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. 


Heidi Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding  is a Dahrendorf Forum Research Associate. Heidi is a PhD student at LSE, researching the localisation process of environmentalism in the People’s Republic of China. Heidi holds a BSSc (first class) Government and International Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University and an MSc Politics and Communication from the LSE.


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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