Michael Cox Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of LSE IDEAS.
Michael Cox

Michael E. Cox (born 1947) is a British academic and international relations scholar. He is currently Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of LSE IDEAS. He also teaches for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, an alliance of NYU Stern and the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management.
Cox was educated at the University of Reading. He has taught at Queen’s University Belfast (1972–1995), San Diego State University (1986), the College of William and Mary in Virginia (1987–1989), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1995–2001), the Catholic University of Milan (2003 and 2004) and the University of Melbourne (2004). He was also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra, Australia, between 2003 and 2004. In 2003, he became a Chair at the London School of Economics.

At LSE he helped establish the Cold War Studies Centre in 2004, along with Professor Odd Arne Westad, where they were Co-Directors are also Co-Editors of the London School of Economics CWSC journal, Cold War History. In 2008 the Cold War Studies Centre expanded into LSE IDEAS, a foreign policy centre based which aims to bring the academic and policy words together. In a 2014 international survey, IDEAS was ranked 2nd in the world amongst the best university affiliated Think Tanks.

In 2011, he launched a new Executive Masters in Global Strategy (executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy) designed to teach mid-career professionals from the public, private, and NGO sectors who deal with international relations, diplomacy, security, and international business in their working lives. He is the current Director of the programme. In addition, since joining the LSE Cox has also acted as Academic Director of both the LSE-PKU Summer School and of the Executive Summer School.