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Professor Michael Cox appointed as Foreign Office Expert Adviser

Michael Cox|, Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations, has been appointed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ‘Diplomatic Excellence External Panel.’

Professor Michael CoxEvery year the FCO invites a number of opinion leaders to join the Panel to provide the FCO with informed advice, to contribute to foreign policy and to give feedback on the department’s organisational performance.

The long-term aim of the Panel is to help the FCO and UK to expand their global footprint and ensure a presence in, amongst other places, emerging economies. The Panel will help to do this by focusing on the UK’s key security, prosperity and soft power priorities.  

As part of his appointment Professor Cox will be regularly consulted by senior figures from the FCO and will be taking part in the department’s Leadership Conference in May 2014.

In addition to this appointment and his roles at LSE, Professor Cox is also Chair of the United States Discussion Group at the Royal Institute of Affairs; an Associate Research Fellow at Chatham House, and former Chair of the executive committee for the European Consortium for Political Research.

14 November 2013

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