Public Outreach and Consultancy
Journal and Book Series Editorships
- Asutay: Managing editor, Review of Islamic Economics; Associate editor, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences.
- Cheung: Editor, East Asia: An International Quarterly.
- Cohen: Editor, Socialist History.
- Dumbrell: Co-editor, book series on US Foreign Policy (Routledge).
- Ehteshami: Editor or co-editor for four book series: The Contemporary Middle East; Durham Modern Middle East and the Islamic World; History and Society in the Islamic World, (all Routledge); The Middle East in the International System (Lynne Rienner).
- Kerr: Associate editor, East Asia: An International Quarterly.
- Schweiger: Review editor, German Politics
- Dumbrell: Politics and Policy (US)( 2006, 34:2: ‘Politics and Policy in America's War on Terror'): co-editor.
- Murphy: Mediterranean Politics (2002, 6:2: ‘The State and the Private Sector in North Africa').
- Schweiger, Stirk, Wittlinger: Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe ( 2006, 14:3: ‘Germany in the Twenty-first Century: In Search of a New Consensus?').
- Stapleton: Polis: Journal of the Society for the Study of Greek Political Thought (2006, 23:2: ‘Ernest Barker, The Political Theory of Plato and Aristotle (1906): A Centenary Tribute').
Editorial Board Membership:
- Asutay: Encounters; Islamica Magazine.
- Cheung: Journal of International Business Studies.
- Dumbrell: Journal of American Studies; Contemporary British History.
- Ehteshami: Critique; British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies; Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights; Review of International Law and Politics.
- Murphy: Mediterranean Politics; Journal of North African Studies.
- Turner: Islamic Affairs; Journal of Transcendent Philosophy.
- Williams: Journal of International Political Theory.
- Dumbrell: Donner Prize-winner's address, University of Cambridge, 2002; British Association for American Studies (British Library Eccles Centre lecture, 2005); Neustadt Prize-winner's address, US Embassy London (American Politics Group annual colloquium, 2005); Transatlantic Studies Association keynote lecture on US-UK relations (University of Dundee, 2006).
- Ehteshami: makes 8-10 such addresses a year, including Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London (9 January 2001); Geneva Centre for Security policy (2 May 2002); US Naval War College, Newport , Rhode Island (18 July 2002); NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Doha (16 November 2005).
- Murphy: several, including: keynote lecture to the Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (April, 2002); ‘Building Bridges, Breaking Down Barriers', lecture on the formal re-opening of the British Residency in Tunisia (April, 2003); keynote address on the status of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean studies in the UK at the British Council, Barcelona (September, 2006).
- Turner: ‘The Divine Name al-‘Adil: the Concept and Ontology of Justice in the Risale-i Nur', keynote speech at the 8th International Nursi Symposium, 21 October 2007, Istanbul.
Organisation of Conferences or Symposia
- Cheung: co-organiser, international conference, ‘Regional Governance: Greater China in the 21st Century', Durham University, 2003; international conference, ‘Made in China vs. Made by Chinese: Global Identities of Chinese Business', Durham University, 2007.
- Davidson: ‘Higher Education in the Arab Gulf', School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), November 2007.
- Dimova-Cookson: ‘T. H. Green and Contemporary Philosophy', University of Oxford, 2002; co-organiser with Stirk, ‘Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict' international conference, Durham University, 2007.
- Dumbrell: various events for British Association for American Studies, American Politics Group and BISA Working Group on US Foreign Policy.
- Ehteshami: FCO seminar series, ‘The Middle East and the Wider World', 2001; Sir William Luce Memorial Fund and FCO conference, ‘Political Change in the GCC', 2007.
- Kerr: ‘EU- China Relations', British Academy, London, 2006.
- Murphy: ESRC seminar series, ‘Networking North African Studies in the UK', 2002.
- Schweiger: IIIS , ‘Employment in the Enlarging European Union', Trinity College, Dublin (June, 2006); events for German Politics Specialist Group.
- Stirk and Wittlinger; annual conference of PSA German Politics Specialist Group (launched by Stirk and Wittlinger, 2003), Durham University, 2003 and 2007.
- Wittlinger: ‘The Dynamics of Collective Memory in the New Europe', Nottingham Trent University, 2007.
Advisers on policy or practice issues to government
- Davidson: consultancy for the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education; adviser to the British Embassy of the UAE; consultant for the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
- Dumbrell: consultant adviser, Fulbright Commission; Academician of the Social Sciences.
- Ehteshami was Chair of the ESRC's Area and Development Studies Recognition Exercise, 2005-08. He has acted as expert consultant, External Relations DG, European Commission. In 2002, he was a member of the Panel of Experts on Global Survey of Civil-Military Relations, Federal Research Division, US Library of Congress. Briefings on Iranian security issues at Downing Street (March 2006) and to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (March 2007, see House of Commons foreign affairs Committee, Global Security: The Middle East, HC363, 2007, Ev. 29-43), National Defence University (US).
- Murphy: ambassadorial briefings for the FCO and the US State Department.
- Stapleton is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College;
Advisers on policy or practice issues to private sector bodies
- Davidson: consultant for Oxford Business Group, Oxford Analytica, Fortune magazine, CNN, Gulf News, National Public Radio.
- Ehteshami: consultancy for the Bertelsmann Foundation; the RAND Corporation (US); the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and Security (US);
- Murphy: consultancy for commercial organisations such as Oxford Analytica, Business Monitor, Janes', Encyclopaedia Britannica, and Radio France's Africa Service.
Awards and Prizes
- Dumbrell: co-winner of the Cambridge University Donner Book Prize for 2002 for A Special Relationship (awarded by University of Cambridge Centre for International Studies). Winner of the Richard E. Neustadt book prize in 2005 for President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism (prize endowed by the US Embassy and managed by the PSA American Politics Group).
- Cheung: Visiting Professor, Renmin University (Beijing), 2004; visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, 2005; Senior Associate Member, St Anthony's College, Oxford University; elected as Lixian Fellow, School of International Studies, Peking (Beijing) University, 2007-8 (including stipend of US$6000).
- Cheung and Kerr: Asia Link Project funded by the EU.
- Davidson: Associate member of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi.
- Dumbrell: invited speaker to special conferences on US-UK relations (University of Rouen, 2002 and University of Pau, 2003); invited speaker at Ford Foundation conference, ‘East-West Dialogue', Fudan University (Shanghai), 2005.
- Ehteshami is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He has given various presentations at the Davos meetings He is also president of the European Association of Iranian Studies.
- Kerr: Visiting Fellow at Beijing University, 2005.
Research Awards (not listed in RAE4)
- Cohen: ESRC (£41,600, 2002, ‘Labour Party Activism 1952-1970').
- Davidson: Zayed Research incentive Fund (£10,000, 2002-3).
- Dumbrell: AHRB (£16,500, 2001, research leave project, ‘President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism'); BISA (£1,850, 2 awards, 2005 and 2006, for US foreign policy conference organisation)