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Visiting Professor and Visiting Senior Fellows

Visitors bring their experience and expertise to the IDEAS team for a limited time. 

You can also view Visiting FellowsVisiting Research Students and FCO Visitors.

Find out more about joining IDEAS as a Visitor on our Visiting Appointments page

Visiting Professors


Helmut K. Anheier is President of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Professor of Sociology. His research centres on indicator systems, social innovation, culture, philanthropy, and organisational studies. Anheier is the principal academic lead of the Hertie School's annual Governance Report (Oxford University Press). He also holds a Chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Centre for Social Investment. 

Gordon Barrass is a Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS. He was a member of the Joint Intelligence Committee and Chief of the Assessments Staff during the last years of the Cold War. His latest book, The Great Cold War - A Journey Through the Hall of Mirrors, has been highly acclaimed in both Washington and Moscow.
John Hughes

John Hughes is a Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE IDEAS. He was a British career diplomat for 35 years serving mainly in the Americas, together with secondments to the Cabinet Office, BAe Systems, and Shell. His final postings were as Ambassador to Venezuela and then to Argentina. In retirement he has been Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, Chair of Canning House, a Robin Humphreys Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, London University, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE. 


Visiting Senior Fellows 

Hugh Sandeman

Hugh Sandeman is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He was an international banker for 30 years based in New York, Tokyo, London, and Frankfurt, and for the past decade has focused on India. He was previously Tokyo correspondent, international business editor and New York correspondent of The Economist.

Sir Robert Cooper is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He was educated at Oxford and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1970. Since then Mr Cooper has worked at various British Embassies abroad and since mid-2002 he has been working on behalf of the EU.

Tom McKane is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. Tom spent more than 36 years as a civil servant, mainly in the UK Ministry of Defence, including substantial spells on defence policy and planning. In his last six years in the Ministry of Defence Tom was, successively, Director General for Strategy and Director General for Security Policy.

Julian Miller is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Julian Miller was appointed Deputy National Security Adviser in July 2010 and has worked in the Cabinet Office since September 2009. He joined the Civil Service in 1980. He has spent most of his career in the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman is the chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, where he authors a weekly column on foreign affairs and feature articles. Before joining the Financial Times in 2006, he was a senior editor and correspondent for The Economist and BBC World Service presenter. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Washington, Brussels, and Bangkok, and is the author of Zero-Sum World.

Jamie Shea has occupied a number of positions at NATO; Spokesman during the Bosnia and Kosovo conflicts, Director of Information and Press, Director of Policy Planning in the Private office of the Secretary General, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emerging Security Challenges. While at IDEAS, Dr Shea will contribute to research on global security and the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy.
Tan Sri Munir Majid is a Honary Fellow at LSE. Dr Majid was formerly Executive Chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission, Chairman of Malaysia Airlines, and Group Editor of the New Straits Times (NST).
Leslie Vinjamuri

Leslie Vinjamuri is Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice and an Associate Professor in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Leslie is on the Council (a "trustee") of Chatham House where she is also an associate of the US Programme. Previously, she was on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a fellow (in-residence) at Harvard University. 


Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University, and sits on the supervisory Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. Dr. Yueh also serves on a number of boards, including the Coutts Foundation and the Royal Commonwealth Society. 


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