I teach aspects of political institutions to first-year students. To second and final-year students I teach International Relations theory and history and Middle East Politics.

About me

After studying History at University College London I took an MPhil and DPhil at St Antony’s College, Oxford.  I then lived in Colombia for nearly three years working at the Universidad del Norte in International Development.  In 1991 I was appointed Junior Research Fellow and MacArthur Scholar at Exeter College Oxford.  In 1995 I took up my present position at St Catherine’s.


I work on International Relations-based subjects, particularly the history, politics and international relations of developing countries and international institutions.  My major publications include Regionalism in World Politics (ed with Andrew Hurrell) The Third World Beyond the Cold War (ed with Yezid Sayigh), Regionalism and Governance in the Americas (ed with Monica Serrano) and most recently International Relations of the Middle East (3rd edn 2013).  I am a member of the International Advisory board of the Chatham House-based journal International Affairs and the United Nations University Centre for Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS).

Graduate supervision

I contribute to graduate teaching in International Relations and have supervised many graduate students at both Masters and DPhil level in a variety of International Relations and Middle East-based subjects.

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