The Department of International Politics invites all its students and alumni to a panel discussion as part of this year's commemorations of the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of First World War.
17:30 - 18:30 Panel discussion followed by Q&A
18:30 - 19:00 Networking & Festive refreshments
Professor Rosemary Hollis
Professor Rosemary Hollis' writing, teaching and research focuses on international political and security issues in the Middle East, particularly UK, European, EU and US relations with the region and the international dimensions of regional conflicts. Prior to joining City in March 2008 Professor Hollis was Director of Research at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) for three years, with overall responsibility for the research and publications output of the institute, including the formulation, funding, quality and delivery of projects. From 1995 to 2005 she was Head of the Middle East Programme at Chatham House, having spent five years in a similar post at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. During the 1980s she was a lecturer in Political Science and International Politics at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she gained her PhD in Political Science, focusing on Britain and the Middle East. She also holds a BA in History and an MA in War Studies from the University of London, King's College.
Professor Inderjeet Parmar
Professor Inderjeet Parmar read Sociology at the London School of Economics, and Political Sociology at the University of London. His doctorate, from the University of Manchester, was in the fields of political science and international relations. Prior to appointment at City University London (starting September 2012), he taught at the University of Manchester for 21 years, mainly in its Department of Government (now Politics) which, between 2006-09, he served as Head of Politics. He is also Visiting Research Scholar at Empires Research Community, PIIRS, Princeton University, USA. Professor Parmar is currently serving as President of the British International Studies Association, co-editor of a book series, Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy, Principal Investigator and co-ordinator of the AHRC Research Network on the Presidency of Barack Obama which has several partners including Warwick, LSE, Oxford, Edge Hill, Canterbury Christchurch, Manchester, Leiden, the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, and key affiliates at among others Sussex, UEA, Goldsmiths, Harvard, Tufts, and Columbia. Strong links are also being built with RUSI, the FCO, the Eccles Centre at the British Library, the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and the Institute of the Americas at UCL. He was a member of the Working Group on Think Tanks of the Social Science Research Council, New York, 2007, and co-convenor of the BISA Working Group on US Foreign Policy, 2005-09.
Dr Thomas Davies
Dr Davies joined the Department in September 2007. He works on transnational and global aspects of world politics, incorporating historical and theoretical perspectives. His research interests encompass international non-governmental organizations, global governance, transnational history, internationalist theory, disarmament diplomacy, and transnational social movements including the peace movement and nonviolence. He is the author of two research monographs, NGOs: A New History of Transnational Civil Society (London: Hurst, 2013; New York: OUP, 2014), and The Possibilities of Transnational Activism: The Campaign for Disarmament between the Two World Wars (Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, 2007). Dr Davies also established the Project on the Evolution of International Non-Governmental Organizations. Prior to joining City University London, Dr Davies was a Junior Research Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Lecturer at St Catherine's and New Colleges in the University of Oxford. His doctoral studies were undertaken at Magdalen College, Oxford, and his thesis was awarded the British International History Group Thesis Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
For further information please email Dr Gemma Collantes-Celador.
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5.30pm - 7.00pmThursday 11th December 2014
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