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James Rogers is DIAS Assistant Professor in War Studies, within the Centre for War Studies, at SDU, and Associate Fellow within LSE IDEAS, at the London School of Economics. He is currently Special Advisor to the UK Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones, Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur, a UK MoD Defence Opinion Leader, and NATO Country Director of the Vulnerabilities of the Drone Age project, NATO SPS. He is also IAS Arctic Geopolitics Spotlight Fellow at the University of Loughborough and has previously been a Visiting Research Fellow at Stanford University, Yale University, and the University of Oxford. James is the Co-founder and Co-Convenor of BISA War Studies, the War Studies section of the British International Studies Association. His work has appeared in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the Arctic Yearbook, the International Journal of Human Rights, International Peacekeeping, History Today, BBC History Magazine, and BBC World Histories (amongst others).

James’ research has been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Economist, CNN, Reuters, the Guardian, Rolling Stone Magazine, ABC News, NPR, Forbes, China Daily, BBC, Wired, and Gizmodo (amongst others). James is the presenter of the Untold History series on Dan Snow’s History Hit TV, presenter of the World Wars podcast, a TEDx speaker, and a contributing expert to BBC Horizon, the History Channel, and VICE. His research focuses on drone warfare, arctic security, contemporary security policy, and the history of warfare.


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External positions

Associate Fellow LSE IDEA, London School of Economics

1. Jan 2020 → …

Visiting Fellow, SCANCOR, Stanford University

1. Aug 20191. Jan 2020

Research areas

  • Security and Conflict
  • war
  • drones
  • peace
  • weapons
  • terrorism
  • history
  • Arctic
  • technology


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