Visiting Research Students undertake their research at IDEAS, benefiting from our facilities and community. Find out more about joining IDEAS as a Visiting Research Student below and on our Visiting Appointments page.
LSE IDEAS is housed in Tower 1 at the heart of the LSE campus. Its offices are equipped with telephones, computers, printers, photocopier and a fax machine.
Visiting students have reading and borrowing rights in the British Library of Political and Economic Science and membership of the Senior Common Room.
They may attend the public lecture programme at the LSE and, by arrangement, participate in seminars that interest them.
Visiting Research Students are expected to play a part in the broad research culture of LSE IDEAS, although there are no formal obligations placed upon them.
There are no minimum or maximum periods of stay and fees are charged on a pro-rata basis.
Applications may be received at any time. Please send us a copy of your research proposal, an up-to-date CV, and a covering letter outlining the reasons for your stay.
Please send all enquiries and applications to IDEAS Academic Director Dr Svetozar Rajak.
Please note that the application process can take 6-8 weeks, or longer over the summer.
Artur Malantowicz is a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and a PhD Candidate in political science at the University of Warsaw (UW). He graduated from the Institute of International Relations UW and the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies UW. He is currently working on his PhD thesis focusing on the determinants of the democratisation process in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Andrea Chiampan is a Visiting Research Student and a PhD candidate and Fond National Suisse (FNS) research assistant in the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland). His dissertation deals with the Anglo-American relations and NATO nuclear strategy in the 1970s and 1980s and is supervised by Professor Jussi Hanhimäki.
Thomas Tonucci is a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and a PhD Candidate at the University of Florence. He obtained a Bachelor in International Relations at the University of Padua, a Masters at the LUISS Guido Carli University and a post-graduate degree in Diplomatic Studies at the SIOI Institute in Rome. He is currently working on his PhD thesis focusing on the Anglo-American relations in the late ‘70s and early 80s.
Tobias Wille is a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and a PhD candidate at Goethe University Frankfurt. He is also a PhD Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. Tobias studied political science, philosophy and economics at Yale University and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (M.A. 2009) as well as International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc 2010).
Nur Cetinoglu was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Marmara University, Istanbul. Her research interests include Turkish Foreign Policy, Turkish-American Relations, and the Gulf and Black Sea regions.
Benedetto Zaccaria was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and a PhD Candidate at IMT-Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy). He holds a BA in International Relations and a MA in International Politics and Diplomacy from the University of Padova.
Annalisa Albanesi was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and PhD Candidate at the Ortega y Gasset Research Institute - University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). She graduated in International Relations at the University of Bologna, Italy (2005). She is undertaking studies on Contemporary Political History of Chile in comparative perspective.
Matteo Dian was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS from the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) in Florence. Matteo graduated in International Relations at the University of Bologna. He was visiting student at the Paul H. Nitze SAIS of the John’s Hopkins University (Bologna Center) and visiting graduate student at the European University Institute. His research analyses the evolution of the NATO and the US-Japan alliance after the Cold War.
Cecilia Notini Burch was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and PhD Candidate at the History Department of Stockholm University. Her main academic interests lie within the fields of political history, Cold War ideology, norms and values. Her research analyses the relationship between refugee policy and security policy during the Cold War.
Maria Constanza Apodaca del Hoyo was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS and PhD Candidate at the University of Salamanca. She graduated in History at the University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2007, and obtained the DEA (Advanced Studies Diploma) at the same university in 2010. Her areas of research include International History, Cold War and the Middle East.
Iben Bjoernsson was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS from the University of Copenhagen. She has an MPhil in History from the University of Copenhagen and completed part of her BA at Keele University, UK, in International Relations. She won the Danish Labour History Prize for her MPhil-thesis on the Danish anti-Communist organisation AIC.
Antonio Moneo Lain was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Antonio is Knowledge Management consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank and is specialized in knowledge and academic management. His academic research looks at the institutionalization of authoritarian regimes and political instability in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Vanni Pettina was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS from the Institute of History at the Humanities and Social Sciences Centre, CSIC, Madrid. Dr Pettina's research is mainly focused on the political relations between USA and Latin America, with special attention to the interaction between American foreign policy and Cuban nationalism at the outset of the Cold War.
Marco Wyss was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Marco holds a fellowship for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation. His research focuses on Anglo-Swiss relations during the early Cold War.
Pablo Pareja-Alcaraz was a Visiting Research Student at LSE IDEAS from the International Relations at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Pablo Pareja-Alcaraz is Lecturer in International Relations at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Academic Coordinator of the Master in International Relations program at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona, Spain.
Find out more about Visiting Appointments and How to Apply.