The British International Studies Association (BISA) is a learned society which develops and promotes the study of International Studies, Politics and related subjects through teaching, research and the facilitation of contact between scholars. Founded in 1975, BISA is the leading organisation for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students of International Studies in the United Kingdom. The association has over 1300 members, while most members are based in the UK there are also members throughout Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
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Dr Kienzle is a Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies and an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Science & Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s College London. He is also a member of the Observatory of European Foreign Policy, an international research group based in Barcelona. His current research focuses on multilateral security cooperation, in particular in Europe. Dr Kienzle has published articles in this area in a number of international peer-reviewed journals such as International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, Mediterranean Politics and the Journal of World Trade. He is also a contributor to a number of handbooks and edited volumes in both English and Spanish about European security policies.