Professor Michael Cox

Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme


Professor Michael Cox is Emeritus Professor of International Relations and one of the founding Directors of LSE IDEAS.

He is author or editor of several books, including a collection of his own essays The Post-Cold War World (2018), a centennial edition of J.M. Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace (2019),and a new edition of E. H. Carr’s 1945 classic Nationalism & After (2021). His next book, Agonies of Empire: US Power from Clinton to Biden will be published in early 2022.

He has also held several senior professional positions in the field of international relations including chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), member of the Executive Committee of the British International Studies Association and of The Irish National Committee for the Study of International Affairs.

He also serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and has been editor of several leading journals in IR, including The Review of International Studies, International Relations, Cold War History, and International Politics.

Professor Cox is a well-known speaker on global affairs and has lectured in the United States, Australia, Asia, and in the EU.

Past experience

2006 - present Co-Director, Ideas Centre for Diplomacy and Strategy, LSE
2003 - present Professor, Department of International Relations, LSE
1995-2003 Professor, Department of International Politics, University of Wales at Aberystwyth