Professor Michael Kerr
Professor of Conflict Studies
Director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies programme and the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2656
Address Room 3B, Chesham Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS
Michael Kerr is Director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies programme and the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, and Professor of Conflict Studies. He is a graduate of Essex University (BA Hons Political Science), and the London School of Economics (MSc Government; PhD International History) where he was Leverhulme Research Fellow in 2007-08.
Michael also runs the MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies and the programme's Conversation with Diplomacy series.
He is the author of five books on regulating political conflict in Lebanon and Northern Ireland. His latest books The Destructors: The Story of Northern Ireland's Lost Peace Process was published by Irish Academic Press in 2011 and Lebanon: After the Cedar Revolution (with Are Knudsen) with Hurst & Co in 2012.
Power-sharing and third party intervention in divided societies
Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Northern Ireland
Michael Kerr: Lebanon: After the Cedar Revolution (with Are Knudsen) with Hurst & Co in 2012.
Michael Kerr (2011) The Destructors: The Story of Northern Ireland's Lost Peace Process; Irish Academic Press Ltd
[Authored Book in print]
‘Lebanon: the Hybridity of a Confessional State, Routledge Handbook on Regionalism and Federalism (London: Routledge, 2013) (with Amal Hamdan).
‘Northern Ireland’, The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics, (OUP, 2012).
‘Negative external intervention and peace in Lebanon: a question of power?’, Accord Special Issue, Lebanon, Issue 24, 2012.
‘Nations Apart: Mutually exclusive identity forming narratives in Northern Ireland’s education system’, The Political Function of Education in Deeply Divided Countries, Theodor Hanf (ed.), 2011, Letters from Biblos, No. 18, (UNESCO).
Efraim Karsh, Michael Kerr, Rory Miller (2010) Conflict, Diplomacy and Society in Israeli-Lebanese Relations Routledge
[Edited book in print]
Michael Kerr (2009) ''A Positive Aspect to the Tragedy of Lebanon': The Convergence of US, Syrian and Israeli Interests at the Outset of Lebanon's Civil War' Israel Affairs, 15 (4), pp. 355-+.
[Article in print Journal]
Michael Kerr (2009) 'A culture of power sharing', in Consociational Theory: McGarry and O'Leary and the Northern Ireland Conflict pp. 206-220
Complete publications lists
Professor Kerr welcomes PhD applications concerned with power-sharing and third party intervention in divided societies, civil war, and peace processes, particularly with reference to Lebanon, Syria and Iran.