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Professor Alister MiskimmonSchool of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Miskimmon's research covers a number of areas of politics and international relations. Firstly, the complexities of public diplomacy and how political and economic actors seek to exert influence in international affairs, within the context of the fundamental changes which the internet and the new media ecology have introduced.
Secondly, he has a long-standing interest in security studies and foreign policy analysis, particularly in the European and transatlantic context.
Thirdly, he is also very interested in debates on the future of international order and the implications of a greater role of China and other emerging powers on the global governance, international organizations and norms in the international system.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Conceptual and empirical studies of Strategic Narrative in International Relations
- Studies in Public Diplomacy
- Research on the development of international order, including China’s emerging role
- European and transatlantic security policy
- German foreign and security policy, including German European policy
Public outreach & key achievements
- Professor Miskimmon has published a number of books including:
- Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order, New York: Routledge, 2013 (with Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle) which was awarded the 2016 Best Book Award on International Communication by the International Studies Association and:
- Forging the World: Strategic Narratives in International Relations, published by the University of Michigan Press in early 2017.
Alumni: Where are they now
|PhD Title||'Grand Strategy and National conceptions of the emerging EU and NATO relationship in France, Germany and the UK.'|
|Current Position||Research Professor, Institute for European Studies, Vrije University Brussels|
|PhD Title||'The influence of new member states on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Poland and the “Eastern dimension” of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).|
|Current Position||Advisor to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament and Senior Associate Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Brussels|
|PhD Title||Understanding security practices in South Asia: Securitization theory and the role of non-state actors|
|Current Position||Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales and former MacArthur Foundation Post-doctoral Scholar)|