CGS Staff

Professor Richard Langhorne studied at Cambridge and lectured in History at the University of Kent, where he was also Master of Rutherford College. He was then Fellow of St John’s College and Director of the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. From 1993-1996 he worked for the British Government as Director and Chief Executive of Wilton Park Executive Agency, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Since then he has been Full Professor of Political Sciences and Director of the Graduate Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, USA. He was President of the British International History Association, 1988-1993, and he has been a visiting professor at universities in Ecuador, China, the USA and Russia.  Richard Langhorne is Programme Director of the MA in Global Affairs. He is Director of the Centre for Global Studies.1

David Armstrong, PhD (ANU), Professor of Global Politics. Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and founder / editor of Diplomacy and Statecraft and editor of the Review of International Studies. He has many publications, initially on aspects of East Asian international relations and in the last twenty years on international organisation and international law.2

John Clarke, MA, DPhil (Oxon.), Professor of History, Secretary to Council. Prize Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Research areas include George III, the social and economic history of the early 19th Century and British diplomatic history. Author of British Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 1782-1865: The National Interest (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989).3

Michael Jefferson, MA (Oxon.), is also Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, and Professor of International Business and Sustainability in the Centre for International Business and Sustainability at London Metropolitan Business School. He spent nearly 20 years at Shell in various roles from Head of Planning in Europe to Director of Oil Supply and Trading, and 10 years as Deputy Secretary-General of the World Energy Council. He has written several books in the fields of energy and economics; contributed to books on economic and social history; and written or co-authored many peer-reviewed papers in the energy and environmental field.4

Cornelia Navari, PhD (Birmingham). Visiting Professor in International Affairs. Publications include British Politics and the Spirit of the Age: Political Concepts in Action (Keele University Press, 2000), Chatham House and British Foreign Policy during the Inter-War Period (with Andrea Bosco, Lothian Foundation Press, 1994) and Internationalism and the State in the 20th Century (Routledge, 2000). Her current research is into international regulatory regimes and involves a number of linked projects covering regime development and the elaboration of new compliance systems.5

Martin Ricketts, BA (Hons) [Econ] (Newcastle), DPhil (York). Professor of Economic Organisation, Dean of Humanities. Honorary Professor, Heriot-Watt University, UK . Formerly Economic Director, National Economic Development Office, UK (1991-1992); Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs, London. Author of The Economics of Business Enterprise (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar; 3rd ed. 2002).6

Ali Tajvidi, DPhil (Westminster). A former architect, Dr Tajvidi changed his career to political science in 1993. He has been teaching comparative politics, foreign policy analysis, international relations and the politics of the European Union at various British as well as overseas universities since. He has a first degree in History and Politics from the Open University and a Master’s in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster. His doctorate, from Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy, was on United States foreign policy towards Iran. His research interests include EU-US relations, comparative politics and methodological implications for social science research. He is currently working on a book on US-Iran relations.7

Philip Towle is Reader in International Relations at the University of Cambridge and was previously Director of the Centre of International Studies there. He has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Australian National University in Canberra. He has written 11 books including ones on enforced disarmament after wars, on post-war peace negotiations and on the history of Anglo-Japanese relations. He is currently finishing a book entitled Good Samaritans and Imperialists: the British and War from Wilberforce to Blair.8

Geoffrey Wood has lectured in Economics at the University of Warwick and in Banking and Finance at City University, London, where he has been Professor since 1986. He worked at the Bank of England as Economist, and later as Special Adviser on Financial Stability. He was also Visiting Scholar at the Federal Bank of St Louis. He has acted as economic adviser to various firms and organisations, including W. Greenwell & Co., the Union Discount Company of London, the New Zealand Treasury and the Bank of Finland. Visiting professorships have taken him to universities around the world: South Carolina, Harvard, London, Athens and Oxford. Since 1991 he has been a trustee of the Wincott Foundation. He is the author, co-author or editor of over twenty books, and he has published over fifty papers in academic journals, as well as doing a good amount of written and broadcast journalism. Recent books co-edited with F.H. Capie include The Development of Monetary Theory in the 1920s and 1930s (1999), and Policy Makers on Policy (2001).9


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