The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Dinam Charity have created a new David Davies of Llandinam Fellowship in the field of International Relations.
The establishment of the Fellowship will enable LSE to attract talented research Fellows to continue the legacy of David Davies and LSE in developing the study of international relations.
LSE and Dinam Charity have a shared interest in strengthening the interaction between practitioners and academia in the field of international relations. In addition to a minimum of a first degree, Fellows will be required to have direct work experience in the international field, prior to the award of a Fellowship.
Professor Christopher Coker, Department of International Relations at LSE, said: 'We hope that the new Fellowship will further the Department's own contribution to the understanding of conflict and the need for greater justice and equity in international affairs. These were very much the interests of David Davies and as a Department we are honoured to be continuing his legacy.'
Mandy Weston, chair of the Trustees of Dinam Charity said: 'Through the creation of this Fellowship, the Trustees of Dinam Charity are delighted to be able to strengthen the interaction between practitioners and academics in the field of international relations.
'David Davies of Llandinam was a man of vision and action who worked tirelessly for the enlightened organisation of relations between states. We hope that this Fellowship, established in his name, will enable individuals from diverse backgrounds and with direct experience of working in the field, to have the opportunity to study, learn and contribute to the growing body of knowledge of international relations.'
Dinam Charity was established by David Davies (later first Baron Davies of Llandinam) under deed of trust in 1926. It was created for general charitable purposes and over the past eighty years has supported a wide variety of good causes. The predominant policy of the Trustees has been to further the vision of the founder by sponsoring the study of international relations.
International Relations Department at LSE
The International Relations Department at LSE was one of the first in its kind in the UK and remains the largest department in Britain and one of the largest in Europe.
The Department currently comprises of 33 academic staff, six support staff, 163 undergraduate students, 32 General Course students, 106 students studying for the MSc in International Relations, 108 students studying for the MSc in International Political Economy and 113 research students. This student body represents 75 countries from around the world. See: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/intrel/
17 July 2007