Professor Ian Clark FBA

Political Studies

Elected 1999

Fellow type
UK Emeritus Fellow
Year elected

Ian Clark was educated at the University of Glasgow and the Australian National University. He joined the University of Queensland as Professor of International Relations in 2014. Previously, he taught at Cambridge University and was E. H. Carr Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. He has held visiting appointments at Chuo University, Tokyo; RSIS, NTU, Singapore; the Australian National University, Canberra; University of Melbourne; and ASERI, Milan. He has published many books in nuclear history, the ethics of war, and the combination of international history and international relations theory. This work has recently focussed on problems of international legitimacy. He has held prestigious awards, including a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship and an ESRC Professorial Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and an Honorary Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Current post

Emeritus Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Past appointments

University of Queensland Honorary Professor, POLSIS

2017 - 2019

University of Queensland Professor of International Relations

2014 - 2016

Aberystwyth University E H Carr Professor of International Politics

1998 - 2014

University of Wales, Aberystwyth Professor of International Politics

1998 - 2008

University of Cambridge Assistant Director of Studies in International Relations

1984 - 1997

University of Western Australia Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Politics

1974 - 1984

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