Prof James Ker-Lindsay
Professor of Politics and Policy
James Ker-Lindsay is Professor of Politics and Policy in the School of Arts and Humanities, where he leads on politics and international relations programmes at the University. He holds a BSc(Econ) from the University of London and an MA and PhD in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent.
Prior to joining St Mary’s, he was a senior research fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Politics Science. He has also worked at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world’s oldest independent security and defence studies think tank, and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
His research focuses on conflict, peace and security in South East Europe (Western Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus), European Union enlargement, and secession and recognition in international politics. He has an extensive list of publications, including over a dozen authored or edited books and over 70 articles and book chapters.
As well as his academic work, he maintains a strong record of policy engagement. He has served as an advisor to a number of governments and international organisations, including the United Nations and the Council of Europe. He also appears regularly in the media, and has been interviewed by many leading international news organisations, such as the BBC, CNN, Reuters, Associated Press, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, Radio Free Europe, SKY News, The Times and the Wall Street Journal.
In addition to his post at St Mary’s, Professor Ker-Lindsay remains a senior visiting fellow at the LSE and is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at Oxford University.
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Areas of expertise: South East Europe (Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus), secession and state recognition, conflict management, peace processes, EU enlargement
Prof James Ker-Lindsay has extensive media experience across television, radio and print. He has written articles for the BBC, CNN and The Guardian and is regularly interviewed by other leading international news organisations, including AFP, Aljazeera, Associated Press, Bloomberg, The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Radio Free Europe, Reuters, Sky News, The Times, Voice of America, and the Wall Street Journal.
Languages (other than English): Greek
Media Experience: Radio interview, recorded/live/Skype TV interview, quote/interview for news/magazine article, blog, newspaper column, editorial
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