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Dr Kirsten Ainley
Centre for International Studies
Department of International Relations
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Centre for International Studies Research

The Centre for International Studies is primarily a home for visiting fellows to conduct independent research. However, the Centre supports a small number of larger research projects, and the LSE faculty affiliated to the Centre are active in a wide range of research activities. For details of faculty research, please see Staff page.


History and Theory in International Relations

This research group supports researchers at the LSE (and beyond) who work on ‘History and Theory in International Relations’ broadly construed. It seeks both to raise the profile of historical work in IR and to deepen the historical sensibility of IR scholarship more generally.


Training for International Social Research

The International Social Research Training Project was a joint activity of the Centre for International Studies in co-operation with the Social Research Association. The programme was funded by the ESRC under their Researcher Development Initiative, co-ordinated by Dr John Kent and Dr Steen Mangen on behalf of the CIS, and delivered between 2010 and 2012 by Professors Julia Brannen and Linda Hantrais as academic consultants, and Dr David Filipović-Carter as professional facilitator.