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In a time of rapid social and political change we help students develop the knowledge and skills to engage with the key challenges and issues that are shaping policy formation and public debate.
Our students receive a top-class education that is consistently informed by cutting-edge research and delivered by internationally recognised leaders in their fields. As a result, we achieve consistently high results for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
Through the study of global political systems we enable students to draw connections between economic, political and social processes driving major change on an international scale.
We seek to bring understanding to the history and politics behind real-life issues such as financial crises, security, migration and climate change.
At postgraduate level students can focus their studies on areas of specific interest, including diplomacy, foreign policy and human rights.
From summer 2022, the Department forms part of City’s new School of Policy & Global Affairs.
This will provide new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Economics, and build on our existing work with the Department of Sociology and Criminology.
The Department offers a range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree level.
The Department has developed internationally-renowned research strengths in:
- International Relations
- foreign policy and diplomacy
- human rights
- international peace and security
- Comparative Politics
- political change
- international political economy.
In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, which measures the quality and impact of research in universities across the UK, 85% of our research was rated as being of 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) quality. This ranks us as one of the leading Departments in the UK for the quality of our research.
We have established three thriving research centres:
- City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC)
- Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS)
- Centre for Modern History
This helps to create a dynamic and vibrant environment for academics, research students, partners and collaborators who work with us, and we offer excellent facilities for visiting scholars and researchers.
Our academics are frequently called upon to provide expertise and comment on areas including:
- Political economy and global finance
- Foreign policy and diplomacy
- Global ethics and international human rights
- The politics of the US, the Middle East and Europe
- Security Studies
- Religion in contemporary politics
- Forced population displacement
- International development
- Global civil society and social movements.
We actively engage in various international research networks which enhance both academic understanding and international policy-making.
- Professor Ronen Palan was the Principal Investigator on a €1.7million CORPLINK project funded by the European Research Council’s Advanced Grant and a €5million COFFERS (Combating Financial Fraud and Empowering Regulators) project funded by Horizon 2020
- Professor Ronen Palan and Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova are members of the Global Shadow Banking Group
- Professor Inderjeet Parmar is co-editor of the Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy book series and was the Principal Investigator of the Research Network on the Presidency of Barack Obama funded by the Arts and Humanities Council
- Dr Christopher McDowell is a member the Counter Terrorism Advisory Group (CTAG) at the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism HQ
- Dr Kseniya Oksamytna was a Co-Investigator on a £545,000 “Democratization and Peacebuilding” project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
- Professor Amnon Aran is the academic editor of the Routledge Foreign Policy Analysis book series
- Dr Konstantin Vössing received funding from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to conduct lab experiments, a survey experiment, and quantitative text analysis on public opinion about European integration
- Dr Amin Samman is a Visiting Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies at the University of Heidelberg working on a project “Nihilism and the Ends of Finance” and a Leverhulme Research Fellowship “Economies of Desire in the Twenty-first Century”
- Dr Sara Silvestri is a Trustee of the Council on Christian Approaches on Defense and Disarmament.
Professor Amnon Aran is Head and Dr Kseniya Oksamytna is Deputy Head of the Department of International Politics.
- Dr Lise Butler, Senior Lecturer in Modern History
- Dr Thomas Davies, Reader in International Politics
- Dr Sahil Dutta, Lecturer in International Political Economy
- Dr Dina Fainberg, Senior Lecturer in Modern History
- Dr Leonie Fleischmann, Senior Lecturer in International Politics and Human Rights
- Dr Georgios Giannakopoulos, Lecturer in Modern History (Education)
- Dr Charlotte Godziewski, Lecturer in International Politics
- Dr Diya Gupta, Lecturer in Public History
- Dr Sandy Hager, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy
- Professor Andrew Jones, Honorary Visiting Professor
- Dr Mustafa Kutlay, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics
- Dr Neil Loughlin, Lecturer in Comparative Politics
- Dr Christopher McDowell, Assistant Vice President (International)
- Dr Jeppe Mulich, Lecturer in Modern History
- Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova, Director, City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) and BSc IPE
- Dr Kseniya Oksamytna, Deputy Head of Department; Lecturer in International Politics (Foreign Policy/Security)
- Professor Ronen Palan, Professor of International Politics
- Professor Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics
- Inga Rademacher, Lectureship in International Political Economy (Development)
- Dr Madura Rasaratnam, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics
- Dr Cecilia Rikap, Lectureship in International Political Economy Science and Technology
- Dr Or Rosenboim, Senior Lecturer in Modern History�
- Dr Amin Samman, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy
- Professor Steve Schifferes, Honorary Research Fellow
- Dr Stefano Sgambati, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy
- Atul Shah, Visiting Lecturer
- Dr Sara Silvestri, Senior Lecturer in International Politics
- Pedro Siqueira Machado, Lecturer in International Political Economy�
- Dr Koen Slootmaeckers, Associate Dean Student Experience
- Dr Sasikumar Sundaram, Lecturer in International Politics (Foreign Policy/Security)
- Dr Geoffrey Swenson, Senior Lecturer in International Politics (Security)
- Dr Konstantin Vossing, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics
- Professor Peter Willetts, Emeritus Professor of Global Politics
- Dr Begum Zorlu
- Dr Peter Grant
- Dr Ellie Munro
- Dr Brunello Rosa
- Dr Jacob Smith
- Dr Sahra Taylor
- Dr Bava Dharani
- Dr Francisco Mazzola
- Dr Jonathan Hall
- Dr Christoffer Guldberg
- Dr Giuseppe Grieco
- Dr Charlotte Gauthier
- Dr David Kampmann
- Dr Richard Saich
Honorary, Visiting and Emeritus Colleagues
- Mennaallah Abukhadra
- Dr Juvaria Jafri
- Dr Mark Ledwidge
- Professor Photis Lysandrou
- Dr Poonam Madar
- Dr Bamo Nouri
- Dr Hannah Petersen
- Dr Richard Phillips
- Dr Brunello Rosa
- Gad Yishayahu
We are proud of our graduates and the wide range of successful career paths they follow. The skills of International Politics graduates are of direct relevance to a wide range of professions including the civil service, NGOs, journalism, international organisations, and research.
Graduates from the Department of International Politics have started jobs in organisations such as:
- Amnesty International, Associate Researcher/Account Executive
- British Safety Council, Lettings Negotiator
- British Red Cross, Communication Officer
- Civitas, Market Researcher
- Emap, Journalist
- Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Programme Manager
- The Electoral Commission, Political Analyst
- Department of International Trade Civil Service, Civil Servant
- HMRC, Civil Servant
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