Michael Cox (academic)

Michael E. Cox (born 1947) is a British academic and international relations scholar. He is currently a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he is Co-Director of LSE IDEAS. He also teaches for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, an alliance of NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management.

Cox was educated at the University of Reading. He has taught at Queen's University Belfast (1972–1995), San Diego State University (1986), the College of William and Mary in Virginia (1987–1989), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1995–2001), the Catholic University of Milan (2003 and 2004) and the University of Melbourne (2004). He was also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra, Australia, between 2003 and 2004. In 2003, he became a Chair at the London School of Economics. He is currently Co-Director of LSE IDEAS, previously known as the Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC), with Professor Odd Arne Westad, where the Co-Directors are also Co-Editors of the London School of Economics CWSC journal, Cold War History.[1]

As a writer, Cox has authored many books on international politics, the Cold War, US foreign policy and the behaviour of superpowers. He has contributed to many academic journals and has been the editor of the Review of International Studies, International Relations and International Politics. He is also the General Editor of Rethinking World Politics, a Palgrave book series.[1]

Cox has been a member of the Executive Committee of the British International Studies Association and the Irish National Committee for the Study of International Affairs. From 1994, he became an Associate Research Fellow at Chatham House, London. Between 2001 and 2002, he was Director of the David Davies Memorial Institute for the Study of International Politics. He was appointed as a senior fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo in 2002. In 2003, he was Chair of the United States Discussion Group at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He became a member of the board of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations in 2003. He held the Publications portfolio on the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) before being elected Chair of the ECPR, the biggest political science association in Europe and the second largest in the world, in 2006.[1]



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