Dr Jon Lunn

Dr Jon Lunn

Guest Teacher

Department of International Development

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English, French
Key Expertise
African politics; Asian politics; politics of international development

About me

Dr Jon Lunn is a Guest Teacher in the Department of International Development at LSE. A historian by training, Jon secured a PhD from Oxford University for a study of the colonial railway system in the Rhodesias in 1987, publishing it as a monograph in 1997 as Capital and Labour on the Rhodesian Railway System, 1890-1947. His research since then has been mainly in the context of policy or advocacy work for a wide range of organisations, most recently for the UK House of Commons Research Service, where, until the end of 2020, he provided briefings on international affairs and international development issues for Members of Parliament and their staff. In August 2023, he published a novel entitled ‘Importunity’, a powerful exploration of the evils of settler colonialism.

Expertise Details

African History; African politics; international development; Asian politics; UK foreign policy