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People

Who's who in the Department of International Relations

 

Meet our faculty, professional services staff, GTAs and guest teachers

Academic staff

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Dr. Kirsten Ainley
Associate Professor

Room: CBG.9.06
020 7107 5118
k.a.ainley@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International political theory, international ethics, human rights

On leave until end 2020

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Professor J. Chris Alden
Professor of International Relations
Director of LSE IDEAS

Room: CBG.9.04
020 7955 7386
j.c.alden@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Foreign policy analysis, China and Africa, South African foreign policy

Profile


 

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Professor Tarak Barkawi
Professor of International Relations

Room: CBG.9.03
020 7955 7526
t.k.barkawi@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: war studies, imperialism, interdisciplinary approaches

On leave Michaelmas Term 2020/21

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Martin Bayly
Assistant Professor, International Relations Theory

Room: CBG.8.07
020 7107 5143
m.j.bayly@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Historical International Relations, Historical Sociology, Constructivism

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Federica Bicchi
Associate Professor

Room: CBG.9.11
020 7955 7987
f.c.bicchi@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: European foreign policy; European External Action Service; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Euro-Mediterranean relations; The “practice turn” in International Relations

Profile


 

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Dr. Emmanuelle Blanc
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.9.04
e.blanc1@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: EU foreign policy, diplomacy, transatlantic relations, EU-Israel relations, emotions in IR, recognition theory

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Professor William Callahan
Professor of International Relations

Room: CBG.9.05
020 7955 6973
w.callahan@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Global politics of China, Visual international politics

On leave 2020/21

Personal website
Profile


 

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Professor Jeffrey Chwieroth
Professor of International Relations
Programme Director, MSc IPE / IPE Research

Room: CBG.10.12
020 7955 7209
j.m.chwieroth@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: international political economy of money and finance

Personal website 
Profile


 

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Dr. Ben Cormier
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.9.07
020 7107 5066
b.v.cormier@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: IPE, development, finance, debt management, international organizations

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Katerina Dalacoura
Associate Professor

Room: CBG.9.14
020 7955 7398
k.dalacoura@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Islamism, Turkey, Middle East international relations, civilization in IR

Profile


 

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David Davies of Llandinam Research Fellow (DINAM)

Room: CBG.9.07
020 7107 5144

DINAM Fellowship

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Professor Toby Dodge
Deputy Head of Department (PhD and Research)
also Director of the Kuwait Programme in the Middle East Centre

Room: CBG.9.02
020 7955 6176
b.t.dodge@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Middle East, Iraq

Profile


 

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Dr. Spyros Economides
Associate Professor
also in The European Institute

Room: CBG.5.03
020 7955 7384
s.economides@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: European foreign, security and defence policies, Western Balkans, Greece

Profile


 

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Dr Pilar Elizalde
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.9.08
p.elizalde@lse.ac.uk

Key Expertise: international politics of human rights, international institutions, norm contestation, network analysis

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Robert Falkner
Associate Professor (Reader)

Room: FAW.11.01F
020 7955 6347
r.falkner@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Global Environmental Politics, Climate Policy, Political Economy, Global Firms

Personal website
Profile
Twitter


 

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Dr. Benjamin Faude
LSE Fellow (50% with Government Department)

Room: CBG.3.08
020 7955 7805
b.faude@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International Institutions, Global Governance, International Theory

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Professor Fawaz A. Gerges
Professor of International Relations

Room: CBG.10.03
020 7955 7393
f.gerges@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International Relations Middle East, Domestic Politics Middle East States

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Anna Getmansky
Assistant Professor

Room: CBG.8.05
020 7107 5265
a.getmansky@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Conflict, terrorism, refugees

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Jurgen Haacke
Associate Professor

Room: CBG.9.01
020 7955 7399
j.haacke@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International politics and security of Southeast Asia including great power relations; ASEAN regionalism and regional order; politics and foreign policy of Burma/Myanmar; foreign policy analysis

Profile


 

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Dr. Yuna Han
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.10.08
020 7955 7185
y.c.han@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Politics of international law, International Criminal Justice

Personal website

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Jostein Hauge
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.8.14
020 7107 5189
j.hauge@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International political economy, economic development, industrialization, globalization, technological change, comparative-historical analysis

Profile

Personal website

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Mr. Mark Hoffman
Professorial Lecturer

Room: OLD.1.09
020 7107 5197
m.hoffman@lse.ac.uk

Research interests: Contemporary international relations theory; conflict analysis; mediation in international and civil conflicts.


 

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Dr. Ellen Holtmaat
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.8.10
020 7955 6237
e.a.holtmaat@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Global governance, sustainability standards, environmental politics

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Professor Chris Hughes
Professor of International Relations

Room: CBG.8.04
020 7955 6157
c.r.hughes@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: China, Japan, Taiwan, China and the global south, nationalism

Profile


 

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Dr. Jennifer Jackson-Preece
Associate Professor
Also in The European Institute

Room: CBG.7.05
020 7955 6109
j.jackson-preece@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: European Security, Multiculturalism, North America

Profile


 

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Dr. Mathias Koenig-Archibugi
Associate Professor (Reader)
also in the Government Department

Room: CBG.3.38
020 7955 7193
m.koenig-archibugi@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International organizations, Global public policy, Democracy

On leave 2020/21

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Milli Lake
Associate Professor
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning)

Room: CBG.8.03
020 7955 7379
m.lake@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Civil wars, political violence, security, state-building, rule of law

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Ranjit Lall
Assistant Professor

Room: CBG.8.01
020 7107 5264
r.lall@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International political economy, international institutions, global governance, financial regulation, empirical methods

Personal website
Profile


 

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Professor Tomila Lankina
Professor in International Relations

Room: CBG.10.13
020 7107 5239
t.lankina@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Democratization, Popular Protest, Russia, Eurasia, Eastern Europe

On leave 2020-21

Project website
Profile

Currently not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. George Lawson
Associate Professor

Room: CBG.9.12
020 7107 5362
g.lawson@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Revolutions, Global modernity, Historical Sociology

On leave until end 2020

Personal website
Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Cindy May
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.10.08
020 7955 6887
c.l.may@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: United States Foreign Policy, Middle East, Terrorism

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Jens Meierhenrich
Associate Professor
Director of the Centre for International Studies

Room: CBG.10.01
020 7955 7394
j.meierhenrich@lse.ac.uk

On leave Michaelmas Term 2020/21

Key expertise: Rule of law, transitional justice, international criminal law, authoritarianism, genocide

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Katharine Millar
Assistant Professor

Room: CBG.8.13
020 7955 6788
k.m.millar@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Gender & international politics

On leave Michaelmas Term 2020/21

Personal website
Profile


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Dr. James Morrison
Assistant Professor
Programme Director, Sciences-Po-LSE Double Degree in Affaires Internationales and IR/IPE

Room: CBG.8.06
020 7955 7171
j.a.morrison@lse.ac.uk  

Research interests: International political economy; ideas and intellectuals in foreign policy; international organisation; history of political and economic thought; British economic history; and early American history.

Personal website


 

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Dr. Natalya Naqvi
Assistant Professor

Room: CBG.8.14
020 7107 5189
n.naqvi@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Economic development, role of the state, finance, industrial policy, globalisation

On leave 2020-21

Profile
Personal website


 

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Dr. Tristen Naylor
LSE Fellow

Room: CBG.10.07
020 7107 5068
t.naylor@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International Summits, Diplomacy, G7, G20, UN

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Victoria Paniagua
Assistant Professor

v.paniagua@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: political economy, development, redistribution, inequality, interest group politics, state-building

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Sophie Rosenberg
LSE Fellow

s.t.rosenberg@lse.ac.uk

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Dr. Ulrich Sedelmeier
Associate Professor (Reader)

Room: CBG.10.02
020 7955 7166
u.sedelmeier@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International institutions, European Union, compliance, conditionality

Profile


 

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Professor John Sidel
Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics jointly in the Government Department
Programme Director, MSc International Relations

Room: CBG.3.35
020 7955 6032
j.t.sidel@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Local Politics, Religion and Politics, Nationalism

Personal website
Profile


 

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Professor Karen E. Smith
Professor of International Relations, also Head of Department

Room: CBG.10.04
020 7955 6332
k.e.smith@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: EU foreign policy, EU-UN relations, human rights, genocide, Brexit

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Theresa Squatrito
Assistant Professor

Room: CBG.8.08
020 7106 1213
t.j.squatrito@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International organisations and law, international courts, global governance, civil society and NGOs, human rights

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. Luca Tardelli
Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Departmental Tutor
Programme Director, BSc IR

Room: CBG.10.05
020 7107 5706
l.tardelli@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International security, Military intervention, US foreign policy, Realism

Personal website
Profile


 

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Professor Peter Trubowitz
Professor of International Relations, also Head of United States Research Centre

Room: CBG.10.16
020 7107 6945
p.trubowitz@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International security, US foreign policy, American politics

On leave 2019/20 

Personal website
Profile


 

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Dr. James Walters
Senior Lecturer in Practice
Director of LSE Faith Centre
Director of Religion and Global Society Research Unit

Room: 1POR .1.02
020 7955 7965
j.walters2@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Religion, Interfaith Relations, Religious Conflict, Theology

Profile


 

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Dr. Peter Wilson
Associate Professor
Programme Director, MSc IRT / IR Research

Room: CBG.10.11
020 7955 7391
p.c.wilson@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International Relations Theory, Inter-war Period International Relations

Profile


 

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Dr. Stephen Woolcock
Associate Professor

Room: CBG.8.09
020 7955 7696
s.b.woolcock@lse.ac.uk  

Key expertise: International trade and investment; World Trade Organisation

Profile

Professional services staff

Office opening hours:

PSS Office: CBG.10.09 (10th floor, Centre Building)

From Monday 21 September 2020 the office will be open for in-person student queries between 10.30am-12.00 midday and 2.00pm-3.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

It is also possible to speak to our team remotely at other times. Please visit the IR BSc programme Moodle page or IR MSc programme Moodle page or the IR MPhil/PhD Moodle page for times and Zoom links (LSE log-in required).


 

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Zoë Adams
Student Experience Manager

Ask me about: Student Experience, Student Events, IR Public Events, Widening Participation, Alumni, Undergraduate Research Assistantship, IR Careers InternshipNational Student SurveyUndergraduate and Postgraduate Student Surveys

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7955 6821
z.c.adams@lse.ac.uk
IR.Comms@lse.ac.uk

More information about Zoë


 

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Alison Carter
IR Website Editor

Ask me about: Website design and management, Web updates, Department's blog

+44 (0) 20 7955 7927
a.s.carter@lse.ac.uk
IR.Comms@lse.ac.uk

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

More information about Alison


 

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Jenny Davies
Department Affairs Co-ordinator

Ask me about: Finances, HR and Recruitment, Departmental Policy and Processes, Facilities Management (incl Meeting room bookings)

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0)20 7955 6525
j.davies5@lse.ac.uk

More information about Jenny


 

Joyce Harvey

Joyce Harvey
IR Programmes Manager

Ask me about: Undergraduate and Taught postgraduate programmes, Undergraduate and Taught postgraduate Student Staff Liaison Committees, Teaching Sub-Committee, Teaching Policy and Programme developments, Course and Programme Information System (CAPIS), Graduate Teaching Assistant contracts, Academic Mentoring, TQARO Surveys, Academic Code

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7107 5441
j.harvey1@lse.ac.uk

More information about Joyce


 

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Sarah Hélias
PhD and Research Manager

Ask me about: PhD Programme, Research Excellence Framework, Research Sub-Committee, Research fundingKnowledge Exchange and Impact, Research Dissemination

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7955 7561
IR.Research@lse.ac.uk

More information about Sarah


 

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Ellis Kerby
Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Ask me about: MSc International Political Economy programme, MSc International Relations Theory programme, MSc International Relations Research programme, International Political Economy Double Degree (Sciences Po), programme administration including Graduate Course Choice, regulations, dissertations, exams and assessment, Moodle and reading lists

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7955 7560
IR.MSc@lse.ac.uk

More information about Ellis


 

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Adnan Khan
Undergraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Ask me about: BSc IR Programme Year 3BSc Joint Programmes including course choice, regulations, dissertations, exams and assessment, Moodle and reading lists

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7955 7562
IR.BSc@lse.ac.uk

More information about Adnan


 

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Romy Mokogwu
PhD and Research Co-ordinator

Ask me about: PhD ProgrammeStaff-Research Student Liaison Committee, PhD Committee, Research Workshops/Conferences

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7955 7930
IR.Research@lse.ac.uk

More information about Romy


 

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Joe Roberts
Events and Communications Administrator

Ask me about: Social media, Staff/student Wires newsletters, Department public and student events, publicity

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0)20 7955 7958
j.roberts10@lse.ac.uk
IR.Comms@lse.ac.uk

More information about Joe


 

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Jackie Sarpong
Undergraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Ask me about: BSc International Relations programme Years 1 and 2, Inclusion Plans, Welcome (week 0), General Course, programme administration including course choice, regulations, exams and assessment, Moodle and reading lists

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7107 5310
IR.BSc@lse.ac.uk

More information about Jackie


 

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Amanda Schultz
Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Ask me about: 

MSc International Relations programmeInternational Relations Double Degree (Sciences Po) programme, programme administration including Graduate Course Choice, regulations, dissertations, exams and assessment, Moodle and reading lists

Room: CBG.10.09
+44 (0) 20 7955 7129
IR.MSc@lse.ac.uk

More information about Amanda


 

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Andrew Sherwood
Department Manager

Ask me about: Strategy and development of the department, planning and management of departmental resources (human, financial and accommodation), inter-departmental communication, the PSS team and its development, quality assurance, compliance, legal issues and critical incidents. 

Room: CBG.10.06
+44 (0) 20 7852 3769 (ext: 3769)
a.sherwood@lse.ac.uk

More information about Andrew


 

International Relations Department Fellows

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Sarah Bertrand
IRD Fellow

s.bertrand@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: Theory | History, Power and Knowledge | Security | War | Postcolonial Thought

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Nicola Degli-Esposti
IRD Fellow

n.degli-esposti1@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International Politics of the Middle East | Nationalism | Political Economy

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Kentaro Fujikawa
IRD Fellow

k.fujikawa@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: self-determination | civil wars | conflict resolution | peacebuilding | referendums | state recognition | international security | politics of international law

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Alessandro Guasti
IRD Fellow

a.guasti@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International Political Economy | International Organizations | Private regulations | Labour rights | Labour abuses | Trade | Environment | Climate change | VAR | Quantitative | Panel Study

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

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Emma Saint
IRD Fellow

e.k.saint@lse.ac.uk

Key expertise: International norms | international treaties | revisionism | deviance | discourse | knowledge (re)production

Profile

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students


 

Emeritus and retired staff

 

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Mr Michael Banks
mhbanks@aol.com

 

 


 

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Professor Chris Brown
c.j.brown@lse.ac.uk

Profile

 


 

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Professor Barry Buzan
b.g.buzan@lse.ac.uk

Profile

 


 

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Professor Michael Cox
m.e.cox@lse.ac.uk

Profile

 


 

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Dr John Kent
j.c.kent@lse.ac.uk

 

 


 

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Professor Margot Light
m.m.light@lse.ac.uk

Profile

 


 

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Professor James Mayall
jblm2@cam.ac.uk

Profile (external)

 


 

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Mr Nicholas Sims
n.sims@lse.ac.uk

 

 


 

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Professor Paul Taylor
p.taylor@lse.ac.uk

Profile

 


 

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Professor William Wallace
wallacew@parliament.uk

Profile (external)

 


 

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Professor Michael Yahuda
m.b.yahuda@lse.ac.uk

Profile

 


 

 

Graduate teaching assistants

Guest teachers

PhD students

Prospective applicants and students should contact Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions for any queries relating to the application process. Please also visit our FAQ section which will answer many questions.