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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 Brigitte Granville
Professor, International Economics and Economic Policy, 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
Assistant Professor, Foreign Affairs, University of Texas

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
Lecturer, 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, 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
Director, LSE Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events, London School of Economics

Professor Kenneth Pyle
Professor, History and Asian Studies, University of Washington

Professor Danny Quah
Professor, Economics, LSE

Fred Siegel
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Center for State and Local Leadership

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

Professor Robert Singh
Professor, Politics, Birkbeck College

Sol Stern
Senior Fellow, U.S. Policy, Education, Manhattan Institute


Policy Council members

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

Professor Brian Brivati
Director, John Smith Memorial Trust

Jessica Douglas-Home

Dr. Amanda Foreman
Historian, Writer and Broadcaster

Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin
CEO and President, Legatum Institute

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
Visiting Professor, Oxford University, and Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Amir Taheri
Author and Journalist

Dr. Lorenzo Vidino
Visiting fellow, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich


Political Council members


David Amess MP
Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP, Chairman of the Defence Committee
Bob Blackman MP
Nick Boles MP
David Burrowes MP
Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Douglas Carswell MP
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Chariman of the Committee of Selection
Damian Collins MP
David Davies MP, Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee
Rt Hon David Davis MP, Former Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nadine Dorries MP
Mike Freer MP
James Gray MP
Robert Halfon MP
Stephen Hammond MP
Bernard Jenkin MP, Chairman of the Public Administration Select Committee
Daniel Kawczynski MP
James Morris MP
Richard Ottaway MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Priti Patel MP
Mark Pritchard MP
Dominic Raab MP
Amber Rudd MP
Robert Walter MP
Julian Lewis MP
Nadhim Zahawi MP
Henry Smith MP


Rt Margaret Beckett MP, Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP, Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Chris Bryant MP, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dai Havard MP
Khalid Mahmood MP
Meg Munn MP, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Gisela Stuart MP
Derek Twigg MP, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Defence

Liberal Democrat

Dan Rogerson MP

Conservative Peers

The Lord Flight of Worcester
The Lord Kalms of Edgware
The Rt Hon The Lord Trimble

Labour Peers

The Lord Dubs of Battersea
The Lord Moonie of Bennochy
The Lord Triesman of Tottenham
The Rt Hon Admiral The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC

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