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Chair: Dr Eleonora Natale, Lecturer in International History, Department of War Studies
Discussant:Dr Natasha Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security
Speaker: Dr Neil Melvin, Director, International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Dr Neil Melvin will discuss his career, from PhD to holding senior advisory/consultancy positions across various international institutions to his current role as Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
'Conversations with Strategy' is an events series offering all War Studies students a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of our most prestigious visiting fellows. From former diplomats to intelligence analysts, journalists, civil servants and policymakers, visiting fellows will discuss their career journey, key tips, advice for success in their chosen profession and the lessons they’ve learned, and offer insights into contemporary strategic challenges.
This will be followed by a Q & A and conversation with students.
Dr Neil Melvin is Director International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). His current research is focused on emerging international security dynamics in key regions around the world, notably Europe and Eurasia, the Gulf and Middle East, East Africa and the Horn, and the Indo-Pacific. His recent publications have focused on the new external security politics of the Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean, and the Black Sea region.
Prior to joining RUSI, Dr Melvin was Director of the Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme and then Director of Research at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He has held senior advisor positions in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Energy Charter, the European Union, and has been a consultant for the United Nations. Dr Melvin has also held positions at the Centre for European Policy Studies and Chatham House, as well as several universities.
Dr Melvin holds a DPhil from Oxford University. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and the Department of Government of the London School of Economics.
This event is part of the 'Conversations with Strategy' seminar series, that will offer students a unique opportunity to gain insights from the Department's distinguished visiting fellows.
Please register via Zoom, once registered attendees will receive an email confirming the joining details.
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