International Relations

Please see below for profiles of alumni who have studied programmes related to International Relations.

Undergraduate Degrees (BSc) Study Abroad (General Course) Graduate Degrees (MSc)

Undergraduate Degrees (BSc)



Programme: BSc International Relations, 2009 & MSc Social Policy and Development, 2010

Current Position: Head of UN and UNDP Communications Unit and UNDP Youth and Innovations Focal point in Sri Lanka. 

Country: Sri Lanka

Following my degrees at LSE I started my career with the United Nations in Sri Lanka in 2011. For almost half a decade it has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to work for the UN, especially being able to serve at home. I am currently leading the communications, youth and innovation team and was recently selected as a UNDP innovations ambassador for the Asia and the Pacific.  

Email your questions to Fadhil




Programme: BSc International Relations and History, 2011

Current Position: Institute Administrator (Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies), School of Advanced Study, University of London

Country: Belgium

Since graduating in 2011 I have been working at the University of London and am currently undertaking a  part-time MA in European History at Birkbeck, University of London.

Email your questions to Chloe



Programme: BSc International Relations, 2013

Current Position: Institute Administrator (Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies), School of Advanced Study, University of London

Country: Norway

After graduating from LSE in 2013, I moved to Cairo where I worked for a year at the Royal Norwegian Embassy. I have since moved to Washington, where I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service, a professionally oriented program in International Affairs. My experience at LSE was key to propelling me towards my current academic and professional path. I'd be happy to answer any questions regarding life after graduation. As a former exchange student in the LSE-Sciences Po programme, I am also happy to answer any questions about this program (which I highly recommend).

Email your questions to Svenn



Study Abroad (General Course)



Programme: The General Course, (International Relations focus), 2014

Current Position: Analyst, Compass Lexecon

Country: United States of America

I spent my final year on the LSE General Course after completing my first 3 undergraduate years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While at LSE, I particularly enjoyed my studies in the international relations department. Currently, I am working as an Analyst at Compass Lexecon in Los Angeles. I absolutely loved my time in London, and I hope to return to Europe in the future as part of a career in international business.

Email your questions to Jessica


Graduate Degrees (MSc)



Programme: MSc Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies), 2009

Current Position: MRes/PhD student in Political Science, LSE

Country: Romania

I am currently an MRes/PhD student in Political Science in the Government Department at the LSE. I am researching electoral behaviour and clientelism for my PhD thesis. I graduated with merit in MSc in Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies Stream) also at LSE. My undergraduate studies were in economics and international relations. I've conducted part of my undergraduate studies in France, at the Universite d'Orleans, but I graduated in Bucharest, at the Academy of Economic Studies, in 2008.

Email your questions to Clara




Programme: MSc European Political Economy, 2002

Current Position: Economist at the Bank of Greece

Country: Greece

In 2003 I joined Shell Oil as a Business Analyst in the Lubricants Supply Chain Europe team, working mainly on cost modelling. In 2004, I moved to the Bank of Greece as an Economist in the Economic Research Department, where I have been working ever since. During this period, I was seconded at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt for 2 years (2009-2010) at the External Economic Developments Division. My main tasks involved the analysis of cross-border financial flows, the impact of price and cost competitiveness on trade and the macro-economic surveillance of countries in the euro area.

Email your questions to Melina




Programme: MSc European Political Economy: Integration, 2006

Current Position: Officer in the department of Strategy, Economic Analysis and International Relations of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Country: Cyprus

After graduating from LSE in 2006 with an MSc in European Political Economy: Integration, I have been employed as an Officer of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - the supervisory Authority of the Cyprus capital market. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission's responsibility of overseeing such a dynamic and complex industry makes my work both challenging and rewarding. As such, it offers me the chance to develop an in-depth knowledge of a plethora of subjects, including regulation, compliance, finance, law, accountancy and public policy. Having a highly esteemed LSE degree in my CV may well have given me this unique opportunity.

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Programme: MSc European Politics, 2007

Current Position: Regulatory expert at Ofgem

Country: France

After my MSc in European Politics, I went to Brussels and worked as a Member of the European Parliament assistant. Then I came back to London and switched sides, the lobbying side, where I worked as European Public Affairs Advisor in a consumer organisation. I am now working for Ofgem, the electricity and gas GB regulator, still specialised on European issues.

Email your questions to Clemence

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Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2014

Current Position: Co-founder, Chainy

Country: Russia

Co-founder at Chainy. Ambassador at Creatives of the World. Co-founder at Global Affairs Summit. Host at London New Tech. World Championships medallist, National Karate Team Russia. LSE Sports Ambassador. London Leader at the London City Hall. TEDx Speaker.

Email your questions to Alexander L



Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2013

Current Position: Assistant Vice President, Credit Suisse

Country: UK

After graduating from the LSE in 2013, I joined Credit Suisse's EMEA Public Policy team as Assistant Vice President. My LSE degree has uniquely positioned me for a role that requires me to be a player in a sphere where the financial sector frequently interacts with political actors.

Email your questions to Cornelius




Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2009

Current Position: Associate, Market Research

Country:  United States of America

My studies in International Political Economy at the LSE helped to hone my analytical capacity, developing skills that are directly applicable to my current work as an associate in a market research firm.

Email your questions to Marc



Melissa G

Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2010

Current Position: Young Professional Program, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Country: South Africa

I am currently in the Young Professional Program at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. The programme is for a year and I am currently involved in promoting the work of the Bank and enhancing the prominence of the DBSA brand. The Bank has a holistic approach to development finance: we don't just look at loaning money but also focus on ensuring that those who have been entrusted with money are taught the necessary skills.  

Email your questions to Melissa G




Programme: MSc International Political Economy, 2009

Current Position: International Economist, US Treasury, Washington, DC

Country:  United States of America

I am an international economist covering South Asia at the US Treasury Department in Washington. Prior to joining the Treasury, I was a macroeconomic research analyst covering Asia at the Institute of International Finance and journalist covering financial regulation and U.S. government procurement policy for outlets including MLex and Bloomberg.

Email your questions to Nishad



Adam L

Programme: MSc International Relations, 2009

Current Position: Consultant in the Defense Industry

Country:  United States of America

Following my program at LSE, I worked in Brussels, Belgium, and I am now currently living in the USA and working as a consultant in the defence industry advising clients on a range of security threats.

Email your questions to Adam L



Programme: MSc International Relations, 2015

Current Position: Community Specialist, Rotary International

Country:  United States of America

I recently completed the degree requirements for my second LSE degree. I have since relocated to Chicago to begin working for the organization that helped fund my degree. I have completed two degrees at LSE: Human Rights, graduated 2014, and International Relations, graduating December 2015.

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Programme: MSc International Relations, 2012

Current Position: ITRA Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young LLP, Glasgow

Country: United Kingdom

I joined EY as a Consultant in Glasgow in September 2013. I am part of the Risk Advisory Service, working over all of Scotland and the UK on clients of various sizes - from local bespoke service clients through to global firms. The work I have been doing primarily focuses on mitigating risk associated with IT and financial reporting. 

The role requires a lot of travelling and liaising with teams from around the world. Studying at LSE has given me an excellent global network and appreciation of other cultures, allowing me to connect with peers in a deeper way than I would have previously been able to. The skills gained from my time at LSE have greatly helped in pursuing and securing this career but the analytical and critical mindset fostered by the School has helped me face the daily challenges with confidence.

I will be happy to answer any questions you have about my experience at LSE and how it has affected my career path.

Email your questions to Darren



Programme: MSc International Relations, 2014

Current Position: BDM EMEA, London & Partners

Country: South Africa

Since leaving LSE in 2014, I briefly continued my role in a small East London charity, before applying to work at London & Partners, the Mayor's promotional company for London. In this role I have had the chance to meet a variety of interesting people, both from London and the rest of the world, all of whom work tirelessly to bolster the city's international reputation as a premier destination for FDI, students and tourists.

Email your questions to Dylan



Marco D

Programme: MSc International Relations, 2009

Current Position: Analyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Tirana, Albania

Country: Italy

Since 2011, I serve as an Analyst in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office in Tirana, Albania, focusing on strategic programme management of development assistance. Before joining UNDP, I worked as Research Fellow at Carnegie Europe, the pan-European office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Brussels. My previous experience in multilateral organisations has centred on crisis management, electoral governance, and disarmament affairs, including research assistant positions at NATO Headquarters, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York. My research interests focus on the role of multilateral organizations in development policy and security governance. In this context, I pursue off-site collaboration with think tanks and research centres, including Chatham House, writing policy articles on international affairs.

Email your questions to Marco D




Programme: MSc International Relations, 2005

Current Position:   Secretary, Australian Embassy, Bangkok

Country: Australia

After completing an MSc in International Relations at LSE I returned to Australia where I completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales. I then joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and am now working as Third Secretary (Political) in the Australian Embassy, Bangkok. I have published on topics of international security and African conflict.

Email your questions to Moya




Programme:   MSc International Relations, 2005

Current Position: Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Academic Area in International Relations, Universidad EAFIT

Country: Colombia

When I returned to Colombia after LSE I worked for two years as Director of the Governor's Office for the Governorship of Antioquia, getting involved in the region's process of internationalization and different social policy programs. After that I worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as General Manager of the OAS General Assembly. Since 2009 I returned to my home University to work as a lecturer and as Coordinator of the International Relations Academic Area. I am also a researched in the field of Latin American Politics and environmental issues.

Email your questions to Natalia




Programme: MSc International Relations,  2004

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY

Country:  United States of America

I am currently a professor of International Relations at the University at Albany, SUNY, following my Ph.D. at Princeton University.  I have previously worked for the National Democratic Institute, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, and the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan.  I have also conducted small projects for the Institute for International Education, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

Email your questions to Raymond




Programme:   MSc Theory and History of International Relations, 2007

Current Position: International Licensing Manager, Haymarket Media

Country: Mexico

I started my career in international publishing sales first working at Oxford University Press where I was in charge of Educational sales in Europe and Latin America, which involved frequent travel to meet customers and promote our titles. I then accepted a position as International Sales Manager for a London-based publisher, GL Education. This was a step up for me as I am in charge of promoting our titles in the whole world. At the end of my role with GL I got interested in licensing and copyright and I was offered a role at Haymarket Media in the Licensing department where I have been since 2013.

Email your questions to Paloma




Programme: MSc Political Economy, 2003

Current Position: Fix Income Trader, Bank of China

Country: China

I am a trader, responsible for RMB derivatives and cash bonds. I enjoy this challenging life and give thanks to LSE for changing my life.

Email your questions to Xiaowen



Programme: MSc Theory and History of International Relations, 2007

Current Position: Second Secretary, Political Affairs, Embassy of Israel

Country: Israel

Life since my MSc at LSE has taken me to the diplomatic service, passing through a one year stint in a corporate strategy consulting firm. Since joining the Israeli diplomatic corps. and completing a six month training programme, I worked as a desk officer at HQ and have now been posted to New Delhi. Both the academic programme and the experience of sharing student life with friends from around the globe at LSE have given me very important tools for my line of work.

Email your questions to Shimon




Programme: MSc Politics and Government in the European Union, 2013

Current Position: Caseworker, Emily Thornberry MP

Whilst studying for my Masters at the LSE I also interned in Emily Thornberry MP's constituency office one day a week. I got this opportunity through the LSE careers service - a scheme called the Parliamentary Internship scheme - and it quickly became clear that this was something that I could see myself doing long term. When a job opportunity came up in the office I jumped at it and I am now on the MP's core team going into the General Election this May. My day-to-day job involves dealing with constituents and helping them with problems that range from housing issues to immigration applications, problems with their benefits to detailed questions regarding Emily's stance on key political issues of the day. I also do a lot of campaigning in the constituency and worked on the local elections in 2014.

Country: UK

Email your questions to Abbie




Programme: MSc Politics and Government in the European Union, 2011

Current Position: Project Manager, Mercator Program Center for International Affairs

I work as a project manager in charge of the international Fellowship Programme at Mercator Foundation, a leading private NGO in Germany that conducts various projects focussing on international relations (and Europe in particular). Prior to my current position, I worked for the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Education and Migration department and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. Within the ILO, I worked for the International Migration Branch, before I joined Mercator Foundation in May 2013 in the context of a Management-Traineeship.

Country: Germany

Email your questions to Mehrdad