General Sir Richard Barrons served as Commander Joint Forces Command, one of the six ‘Chiefs of Staff” leading the UK Armed Forces until April 2016. His military career includes leadership from Captain to General on military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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.
Juan Francisco Fuentes is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and professor of Contemporary History at the Department of International Relations and Global History of the Complutense University of Madrid. In recent years, he has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, LSE IDEAS, Sciences Po (Paris) and Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. He will be at LSE IDEAS during the period March-June 2018 working in a research project on populisms. His next book is entitled Totalitarianisms. The Closed Society and its Friends (forthcoming 2018).
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 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 and Easternization which was launched at the LSE in 2017.
Priscilla Roberts is associate professor in the Faculty of Business of City University of Macau. She is the author or editor of numerous books on diplomatic and international history, including Bonds Across Borders: Women, China, and International Relations in the Modern World (2007), Hong Kong in the Cold War (2016), and (with Odd Arne Westad) China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives (2017).
Hugh Sandeman 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.
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 Honorary 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 was Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Leslie was also Chair of the International Relations Speaker Series at SOAS. Her research areas include transatlantic relations, US foreign policy, the politics of international intervention, human rights and justice, and UN Security Council Diplomacy. In 2018 she was appointed Head of the US and the Americas Programme, and Dean of the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House.