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.
Professor Christopher Coker is Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at the LSE. He is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies (London); the NATO Defence College (Rome), the Centre for International Security (Geneva) and the National Institute for Defence Studies (Tokyo). He is also Adjunct Professor at the Swedish Staff College. He is the Director of the School of Civic Education. His publications include Men at War: what fiction has to tell us about conflict from the Iliad to Catch 22 (Hurst, 2014); The Improbable War: China, the US and the logic of Great Power War (Hurst, 2015). His most recent book is 'Rebooting Clausewitz: ‘On War’ in the twenty-first century' (Hurst Publisher, 2017). His next book, 'the Rise of the Civilisational State' will be published next spring.
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. Aaron McKeil is a Course Teacher on the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy programme at LSE IDEAS. He gained his PhD in International Relations from the LSE. He also holds an MSc International Relations Specialist with Distinction from Aberystwyth University and a B.A. Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He previously served as Editor for Millennium: Journal of International Studies and as a Research Assistant at the LSE Centre for International Studies.
Gosia Brown is the Programme Manager of the Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy. She is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of the programme. Gosia gained a Masters in Political Science from the University of Wrocław, Poland. She also studied at the European Institute at the University of Sussex.
Gidon Gautel is the China Foresight Project Coordinator. A current BSc Government and Economics Student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Gidon has studied Mandarin and Business Chinese at Tsinghua University. Previously he has worked in advisory positions in Hong Kong & Shanghai, and with Chinese clients in Germany. Alongside his work at China Foresight, Gidon is engaged in the comparative study of innovation, technology and regulation in China and the West at LSE.
Cold War Studies Project
Dr Roham Alvandi is Director 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.
Dr Luc-André Brunet is Acting Director of the Cold War Studies Project and a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He is also Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History at The Open University and Book Review Editor for the journal Cold War History. His research interests include the history of European integration, NATO, nuclear disarmament, and the foreign relations of both France and Canada.
Dr Lindsay Aqui is a Managing Editor of the journal Cold War History. She earned her PhD at Queen Mary University London and is curently a Research Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge.
Bastiaan Bouwman is a Managing Editor of the journal Cold War History and PhD candidate in the Department of International History at LSE.
Vlad Zigarov is Project Assistant for the Cold War Studies Project. He holds an MSc in International History from LSE and previously studied Philosophy, History and International Affairs at the University of Bucharest.
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.
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.
Dora Hegedus is Events Manager at LSE IDEAS.
Jessica Keating is Communications Officer at LSE IDEAS. She holds a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford.
Marta Kozielska is a Projects & Research Associate at LSE IDEAS. Marta holds a BSc in Social Anthropology from the LSE. She has completed research for the Polish-American (PAM) Centre and UC Berkeley. Marta delivered various projects and coordinated events, for the Civil Affairs Institute and International Studies Conference Fund in Lodz, Poland, and LSE IDEAS and the LSE in London.