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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems

The Centre for Geopolitics is pleased to announce the creation of its International Advisory Board (IAB). Comprised of 21 distinguished scholars and prominent practitioners, the IAB will advise the Centre and champion its work. The new IAB members are as follows:


Professor John Bew - Professor in History and Foreign Policy, Centre for Grand Strategy, King’s College London


Professor Sir Leszek Krzysztof Borysiewicz FRS FRCP FMedSci - Chair of Cancer Research UK and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge


Sir Andrew Cook CBE - Owner and Chairman of William Cook Holdings Limited; President, British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce


Professor Barry Eichengreen - George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley


Ambassador Rolf Einar Fife – Ambassador, Mission of Norway to the EU; Ambassador to France (2014-19)


Joschka Fischer - Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005)


Tina Fordham – Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy, Avonhurst; Appointee, United Nations High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016-18)


Baroness Arminka Helic – House of Lords; Member of the International Relations and Defence Committee; Senior Special Adviser to the Foreign Secretary (2010-2014)


Dr John Lehman –  Chairman, J.F. Lehman and Company; US Secretary of the Navy (1981-1987)


Professor Margaret MacMillan - Professor of History, University of Toronto; Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Oxford


Rt. Hon. Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG - Co-Chair of the UN Foundation and the International Crisis Group; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (2006)


Professor Evan Medeiros - Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies, School of Foreign Service and the Cling Family Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-China Studies, Georgetown University; Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Asian Affairs on the White House's National Security Council (2013-15)


A. Wess Mitchell - Co-Chair, NATO Forward Looking Reflection Process; Vice Chairman, Center for European Policy Analysis; Senior Advisor, Office of Strategic Stability and Security, United States Institute of Peace; Non-Resident Fellow in the Applied History Project at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2017-19)


Professor Amrita Narlikar - President, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and Professor of International Relations; Honorary Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Non-resident Distinguished Fellow, Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne; Co-Chair, T20 Taskforce 3 (LiFE, Resilience and Well-Being)


Professor Harsh V Pant - Professor of International Relations, King's College London; Director of Research and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme, Observer Research Foundation


Professor Roland Paris - Professor of International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada; Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister of Canada (2015-16)


Rear Admiral Dr Chris Parry - Managing Director, Merl House Strategic Forecasting


General Sir Richard Shirreff - Founding Partner, Strategia Worldwide; Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (2011-2014)


Dr Javier Solana – President, Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics, ESADE Business School; Former European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Former Secretary General of NATO


Professor Akio Takahara - Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research; Professor, Faculty of Law and the Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo; and Senior Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs


Professor Adam Tooze - Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute, Columbia University


Professor Jennifer Welsh - Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security; Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), McGill University