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Advisory Council

Academic Council members

Dr Hasan Al Momani
Director of the Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy

Professor Michael Bentley
Professor, British Intellectual History, University of St. Andrews

Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE
Professor, Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College London

Professor Chris Brown
Professor, International Relations, LSE

Professor Frank Chalk
Professor, History and Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University

Professor Brahma Chellaney
Professor, Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Professor Thomas Cushman
Professor, Sociology, Wellesley College

Professor Maurice Fraser
Head of the LSE European Institute
Associate Fellow (Europe), Chatham House

Professor Brigitte Granville
Professor, International Economics and Economic Policy and Director of the Centre for Globalisation Research, Queen Mary University

Professor Adrian Hyde-Price
Professor, International Politics, University of Bath

Professor G. John Ikenberry
Professor, Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Dr. William Inboden
Executive Director of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin.

Professor Anthony F. Lang Jr.
Reader, School of International Relations & Director, Centre for Global Constitutionalism, University of St Andrews

Professor Andrew Lever
Professor, Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University

Professor Robert Lieber
Professor, Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University

Dr. Tim Lynch
Associate Professor, American Politics and Foreign Policy, University of Melbourne

Professor Harvey Mansfield
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government in the Department of Government at Harvard University

Professor Rory Miller
Professor of Government at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service; Director, Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, King’s College London

Professor Patrick Minford
Professor, Applied Economics, Cardiff University

Professor Brendan O’Leary
Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Gwythian Prins
Founding Director, LSE Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events, London School of Economics

Professor Kenneth Pyle
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington

Professor Danny Quah
Professor, Economics and International Development, LSE

Fred Siegel
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Dr. Kirstine Sinclair
Assistant Professor, Centre For Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Professor Robert Singh
Professor, Politics, Birkbeck College

Sol Stern
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Dr Matthias Küntzel
Research Associate, International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem



Policy Council members

Professor Lord Bew of Donegore
Professor, Irish Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Brian Brivati
Programme Director, John Smith Memorial Trust

Jessica Douglas-Home

Dr Amanda Foreman
Historian, Writer and Broadcaster

Dr Jeffrey Gedmin
CEO and President, Legatum Institute (2011-2014)

Dr Robin Harris CBE
Author and Journalist; former advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi
Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Dr Andrew Roberts
Historian, Author and Journalist

Dr Marc Sageman
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security

Professor Roger Scruton
Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.

Amir Taheri
Author and Journalist

Dr Lorenzo Vidino
Director of the Program on Extremism, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, George Washington University



Political Council members


Sir David Amess MP
Bob Blackman MP
Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills (2014-current)
David Burrowes MP, Home Affairs Committee (2015-current)
Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010-2013)
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2005-2007)
Damian Collins MP
David Davies MP
Nadine Dorries MP
Mike Freer MP
James Gray MP, Defence Committee (2015-current)
Robert Halfon MP
Stephen Hammond MP
Bernard Jenkin MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (2001-2003)
Daniel Kawczynski MP, Foreign Affairs Committee (2015-current)
James Morris MP
Sir Richard Ottaway, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee (2010-2015)
Mark Pritchard MP, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (2015-current)
Dominic Raab MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (2015-current)
Robert Walter
Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2015-current)
Nadhim Zahawi MP, Foreign Affairs Committee (2014-current)
Henry Smith MP



Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2006-2007)
Rt Hon Hazel Blears, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2007-2009)
Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2009-2010)
Chris Bryant MP, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs (2011-2013)
Dai Havard, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (2001-2015) 
Meg Munn, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2007-2008)
Rt Hon Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (2010-2013)
Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2010-2015)
Gisela Stuart MP, Intelligence & Security Committee of Parliament (2015-current)
Derek Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Defence (2006-2008)


Liberal Democrat

Dan Rogerson, MP for North Cornwall (2005-2015)



Douglas Carswell MP


Conservative Peers

The Rt Hon the Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
The Lord Flight of Worcester
The Lord Kalms of Edgware
The Rt Hon The Lord Trimble, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2015-current)


Labour Peers

The Lord Dubs of Battersea
The Lord Moonie of Bennochy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (2000-2003)
The Lord Triesman of Tottenham, Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (2010-current)
The Rt Hon Admiral The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC, (MOD) Chief of Defence Intelligence (1997-2000)


Liberal Democrat Peers

The Lord Palmer of Childs Hill