SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Dr Hanns Bjoern Kendel

MA (CISD), PhD (London)
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Hanns Bjoern Kendel
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Convenor - Diplomatic Practice

Dr Hanns Bjoern Kendel
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Term 1: Tuesday 4-5pm, Wednesday 4-5pm


Dr. Hanns B. Kendel’s research focuses on international security, international relations and diplomatic studies. He teaches courses on General Diplomatic Studies, Diplomatic Studies and International Relations. His research focuses on narratives about terrorism and their impact on legal, conceptual and international dimensions of counter terrorism regimes. He is also studying the role of he private sector in Diplomacy with a focus on the areas of professional development and e-diplomacy. His doctoral thesis (completed at the SOAS Law School) investigates the terror court assemblage through two case studies from India. He has conducted field research on the role of courts, civil society and other actors in security. (Based at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi.) Before joining CISD he has taught in a course on the legal systems of Asia and Africa at the SOAS Law School as well as worked in the corporate sector on security and strategic consulting.


Book Review: Daniel P. Marston & Chandar S. Sundaram (Eds), A Military History of India and South
Asia: From the East India Company to the Nuclear Era
South Asia Research November 2012 32:


Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi, India)



International relations theory, terrorism, transnational crime, international security, professional development & privatisation, diplomacy, e-diplomacy, policy analysis, legal counter-terrorism regimes, South Asia, insurgencies, war crimes & post-conflict justice, legal philosophy.