Professor Jonathan Haslam FBA

History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.

Elected 2009

Professor Haslam's current focus is on the role of ideas in the implosion of the European states system in the first half of the 20th century. To that end he is exploring various archives, including that of Comintern and the main diplomatic archives, plus published diaries, newspapers and journals across Europe.

10-Minute Talks: The Spectre of War - International Communism and the Origins of World War II

19 May 2021 Professor Jonathan Haslam FBA

Why was there no alliance to block Hitler from launching aggression in Europe? Jonathan Haslam argues that it was because Europe feared communism more than fascism.

Current post

School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study George F. Kennan Professor

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Professor in the History of International Relations

2004 - 2015

University of Cambridge Reader in the History of International Relations

2000 - 2004

University of Cambridge Assistant Director of Studies in International Relations

1991 - 2000

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