Dr Tristen Naylor

Dr Tristen Naylor

LSE Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
International Summits, Diplomacy, G7, G20, UN

About me

Dr Tristen Naylor is an LSE Fellow in International Relations and recipient of LSE's 2019 Excellence in Education Award. An expert in international summits and diplomacy, Dr Naylor’s work focuses particularly on the G7 and G20. His most recent book, Social Closure and International Society, develops a theory to improve IR’s accounts of hierarchy, stratification, and status-seeking while analysing the history of summits since the 19thcentury. Dr Naylor’s current project examines the roles of ritual and performance in the reproduction of international order.

He serves as the Deputy Director of the G20 Research Group in London. Prior to joining LSE he was the Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford, where in 2016 he was named 'Most Acclaimed Lecturer' in the Social Sciences. Dr Naylor also previously held posts as the Lecturer in Politics at Christ Church, Oxford, and as a Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po, Paris.

Prior to his academic career Dr Naylor served as a Policy Analyst and Advisor to the Government of Canada. In 2008 he was awarded the Canadian Public Service Award of Excellence by the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet in recognition of his work. In his final post he served as an Officer at the Canadian High Commission in London.


Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students.


Expertise Details

International Summits; Diplomacy; G7; G20; Canadian Foreign Policy; Global Governance; The English School; International Relations Theory

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