Applied International Relations, weapons of mass destruction, diplomacy, globalisation and corporate accountability, globalisation and democracy, globalisation and energy, the role of international non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and the Nazis.
Energy and climate policy in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; institutional change and innovation in global energy, climate and financial governance; climate and sustainable finance; ESG standards and financial performance; decarbonisation of transport; public policy
Dr J Simon Rofe is the inaugural director of CISD's Global Diplomacy Masters distance learning programme. Prior to joining SOAS he was Distance Learning Director at the University of Leicester managing a suite of four International Relations Programmes.
Dr Yanan Song is a Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). Prior to joining SOAS she was a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics at University of Exeter. She had her PhD degree in Politics at Durham University, and completed her MSc in International Public Policy at University College London (UCL).
Political economy of institutions, elite politics and development, late industrialisation policies, productivity growth, regional economics, local economic development, developmentalist and post-development debates. Regional focus on Latin America with a special emphasis on Colombia.
Prof Thomas G. Weiss joined the Centre in 2012 as Research Professor working with Dr Plesch on their project looking at the implications of the alliance of United Nations during WW2 and prior to the UN Charter for Twenty First Century policy.
Richard Kareem Al-Qaq holds a PhD in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Between 2002 and 2007, Dr. Al-Qaq taught post-graduate International Politics at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
Marissa Conway is the Co-Founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and in 2019 was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for her work. She is currently earning her PhD in Politics at the University of Bristol and is a member of the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy initiative.
David Fisk is holder of the Laing O’Rourke Chair in Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College. He previously held the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair at Imperial College London in Engineering for Sustainable Development. At Imperial he is Director of the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation and is a co-director of the BP Urban Energy Systems Program. He is a Past President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and serves as a Non-Executive Member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
Dr. Orzala Nemat, an internationally known Afghan scholar & think tank leader. She is an expert in political ethnography, holding a PhD in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and MSc in Development Planning from the University College London (UCL).
David Rowe is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Research, Western Sydney University and Honorary Professor, University of Bath. He is a sociologist of media and popular culture, with a particular interest in journalism, sport and leisure. David’s work encompasses the subject of sport and diplomacy, especially in East Asia and Australasia. His work has been translated into several languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
Paul Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, as well as being a Research Associate in the Disarmament and Globalisation Program at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Currently, Peter is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame (London Law Centre), and joint General Editor of the Law Reports of the Commonwealth, (Butterworths LexisNexis) the 100th volume of which was published in 2009. He is Vice-President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, Chair of the Editorial Board of the Commonwealth Judicial Journal and a member of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa is an expert on civil-military relations in South Asia. She has worked extensively on Pakistan military - its politics, decision-making and arms procurement. In the past few years her work has focused on understanding the drivers of radicalism and militancy in Punjab and Sindh that led her to explore the ideological and philosophical linkages between South Asia and the Middle East with an emphasis on transfer of knowledge since the late 18th century.
Mba Chidi Nmaju is a Teaching fellow at the Centre for international studies and diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Dr Nmaju has published several peer reviewed articles on international law and African conflicts.
Teaching Fellow - Global Energy and Climate Policy
Global finance, sustainability and climate change; energy and climate policy and governance; energy transition; systemic change; climate risk, financial resilience; the economics of climate change; data for climate and sustainable finance.
Tutor - Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World - Economic and Legal Perspectives
Dr. Percival specialises in the interface between law, society and corporations within the framework of the global political economy, with a focus on the People’s Republic of China (PRC). She completed her PhD research in international investment protection law at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis employs a multidisciplinary approach, including critical and post-colonial theory, political economy and legal analysis, to unpack the PRC ‘harmonious world’ paradigm. The thesis examines this paradigm through the lens of the global and China’s own bilateral investment treaties program, considering the way it both challenges as well as reinforces the global neoliberal order.
Ewan is a former serving officer in the Royal Air Force with a highly varied experience but with a long term background in policing and security. He has worked extensively in Africa most recently in South Sudan, and maintains a practical interest in peace keeping and conflict resolution. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.
Chair of the CISD International Relations Speaker Series
International Organisation; International Politics of International and Transitional Justice; Religion, Human Rights and International Relations Theory; International Diplomacy and the Use of Force; International Diplomacy and Transitional States.