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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems

The Centre for Geopolitics is pleased to announce the creation of its International Advisory Board (IAB). Comprised of 20 distinguished scholars and prominent practitioners, the IAB will advise the Centre and champion its work.

The IAB will help to further the Centre’s mission to confront the major problems of world order, past, present and future. By applying historical analysis, political science and the experience of practitioners to the world's most pressing geopolitical challenges, the Centre offers a deeper understanding of where these challenges have come from, how they may develop, and how they might be resolved.

Centre Director Professor Brendan Simms said, “Our superb new International Advisory Board will bring a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives to the work of the Centre.”

Bridget Kendall MBE, Master of Peterhouse and chair of the Centre’s Management Committee said, “The global reach and depth of knowledge represented on this International Advisory Board will greatly enhance the work of the Centre as it seeks to champion scholarship on geopolitics and make a positive impact on public policy and other decision making. We greatly look forward to our collaboration with all of them.”

The Centre for Geopolitics is an independent research institute within the Department of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. Its research strands on Westphalia for the Middle East, Rising China, Religion and Geopolitics, Maritime Security and European Orders speak to the pressing issues of our time.

A full list of IAB members is available at