Dr Tristen Naylor

Dr Tristen Naylor


Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
International Summits, Diplomacy, G7, G20, UN

About me

Dr Tristen Naylor is an LSE Fellow in International Relations. Dr Naylor's work focuses on international summits, with a particular focus on the G7 and G20. His most recent work develops a theory of 'International Social Closure', improving IR's accounts hierarchy, stratification, and status-seeking. His current research examines performative and theatrical practices at international summits, augmenting the English School's account of the constitution of international society.

He serves as the Deputy Director of the G20 Research Group in London. Prior to joining LSE he was the Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford, where in 2016 he was named 'Most Acclaimed Lecturer' in the Social Sciences. Dr Naylor also previously held posts as a Research Fellow within the Twenty-First Century Concert of Power Research Group, the Lecturer in Politics at Christ Church, Oxford, and a Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po, Paris.

Prior to his academic career Dr Naylor served as a Policy Analyst and Advisor to the Government of Canada. In 2008 he was awarded the Canadian Public Service Award of Excellence by the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet in recognition of his work. In his final post he served as an Officer at the Canadian High Commission in London.


Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students.


Expertise Details

International Summits; Diplomacy; G7; G20; Canadian Foreign Policy; Global Governance; The English School; International Relations Theory

My research