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After a period as a National Service Officer in West Africa and six years in the British Civil Service, including a period in the British High Commission in New Delhi, James Mayall taught International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science between 1966 and 1998. From 1991-94 he was Convenor of the Department of International Relations and until 1998 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Centre for International Studies and of the Editorial Board of the series of LSE Monographs in International Studies, published by Cambridge University Press. In June 1997, he was appointed as the first Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations in the University of Cambridge. He became Director of the Centre of International Studies in January 1999, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001.

Emeritus Fellow in International Relations
Professor James  Mayall