Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor

Director of the Conflict Research Programme, LSE IDEAS


English, French
Key Expertise
Human security, conflict, global governance, civil society

About me

Mary Kaldor is Professor Emeritus of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict Research Programme at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

She has pioneered the concepts of new wars and global civil society. Her elaboration of the real-world implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national governments.

She is the author of many books and articles including New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era (3rd edition, 2012), International Law and New Wars (with Christine Chinkin, 2017) and Global Security Cultures (2018). 

My research