Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. He is a renowned international lecturer who has published extensively on the United States, transatlantic relations, Asia's rise and the problems facing the EU - and the impact these changes are having on international relations.
Dr 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. As Centre Manager, she is in charge of the day-to-day running of the centre. She oversees all financial arrangements concerning the centre and is in overall charge of information, events and external communication. She has previously worked as Marketing Manager, Publishing for Apple UK and later joined Adobe as their Marketing Director, Europe. She went on to establish the Business Software Alliance in Europe to combat software piracy and protect intellectual property. She subsequently joined Madge Networks as Vice-President for Strategic Development. Dr Knight speaks Bulgarian, Polish and Russian.
Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy
Dr Luca Tardelli is the Course Tutor of the Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS. Dr Tardelli holds a PhD in International Relations from LSE. Dr Tardelli graduated in International Relations from the University of Bologna (Forli Campus). He holds a MA in War Studies from King's College London and a MSc in International Relations from LSE. Before joining IDEAS, he worked at the Middle East Division of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a research assistant at the University of Bologna, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and jointly for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
Craig Smith is the Executive Programme Manager for the 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.
Marta Kozielska is the Alumni Coordinator for the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS.
Dr Yu Jie (Cherry) is Head of the China Foresight project. 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 foreign policy as well as China's direct investments in Europe in both Chinese and English media outlets.
Cold War Studies Project
Dr Roham Alvandi is Head of the Cold War Studies Project. He is an Associate Professor of International History at the LSE and an expert on Iran’s foreign relations. His book Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War was selected by the Financial Times as one of the best history books of 2014. Before joining the LSE, Dr Alvandi worked on the strategic planning staff in the office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Tehran.
Lindsay Aqui is a Managing Editor of the Cold War History journal. She is a PhD researcher of the history of Britain & Europe at Queen Mary University London.
Dr Luc-André Brunet is Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Project and Book Review Editor for the journal Cold War History.
Vlad Zigarov is Project Assistant for the Cold War Studies Project and a MSc candidate in the International History Department of the LSE. He previously studied Philosophy and History and International Affairs at the University of Bucharest with research interests focused on the Cold War, Communism in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and the Soviet Union.
Louise Ingledow is Manager of the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS. Before joining LSE, she ran the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships & Leadership Programme based at University of Oxford. Prior to this, she spent seven years as Manager of the Urban Design Group. Louise has a first class BA History Degree from University College London and an MA in Russian Studies from the UCL School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies.
Hallie Detrick is the Dahrendorf Forum Communications Officer. Hallie brings to the Dahrendorf Forum more than five years’ experience in communications, policy engagement, and publishing for think tanks, publishers, and philanthropies, complimented by a master’s degree in Global Political Economy. Her most recent role was at Portland, a PR agency in London.
Lisa ten Brinke is a Research Associate for the Dahrendorf Forum. Lisa holds an MSc in International Relations from the LSE, specialising in European affairs and EU external relations. She has recently completed an internship at Chatham House where she worked on the US and the Americas Programme, coordinating various high-profile events and contributing to a report on US-European relations.
United Nations at LSE
Dr Mary Martin is director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative. Her research focuses on the role of the private sector in conflict and peacebuilding and private security in the international system. She was co-ordinator of the Human Security Study Group 2006-1010, reporting to the High Representative of the European Union. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
Joseph Barnsley is Communications & Publications Officer at LSE IDEAS, the LSE's foreign policy think tank, responsible for managing the think tank's website, social media, events, and publications. A political science graduate of Leeds and Warwick universities, his previous employment includes Web and Communications Officer at the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and Parliamentary Assistant to Toby Perkins MP.
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 Finance Administrator in LSE IDEAS.
Marta Kozielska is LSE IDEAS Events Coordinator.
Astrid Hampe is an Events Coordinator and also a current PhD student in Political Science at LSE. She holds a BA in History from King's College London and an MRes in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. Before joining LSE IDEAS, she worked for UNESCO, the European Commission, the King’s Cultural Institute and the transatlantic think tank European Horizons.