Professor Louise Fawcett

Professor of International Relations and Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics

Professor Louise Fawcett is Professor of International Relations and Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 1995 - present. From 2017-2020 she was Head of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR).

Her research focuses on comparative regional integration studies and the international relations of developing countries, notably the Middle East. Major publications include: Iran and the Cold War, Cambridge University Press, 2009; Regionalism in World Politics (ed. with Andrew Hurrell), Oxford University Press, 1995; The Third World Beyond the Cold War (ed. with Yezid Sayigh), Oxford University Press, 2000; Regionalism and Governance in the Americas (ed. with Monica Serrano), London, Palgrave, 2005; Interregionalism and the European Union (ed. with Mario Telò and Frederik Ponjaert) Ashgate 2015; The International Relations of the Middle East, ed., Oxford University Press, 5th edition (revised and expanded) 2019. She is currently working on a sixth revised edition of the International Relations of the Middle East. Professor Fawcett is a member of the editorial board of the UK journal International Affairs.

She chairs the International Advisory Board of the UN Centre for Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Belguim; she also serves on the Academic Advisory Board of German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg. In 2020 she was elected to Belgian Royal Academy (Académie Royale de Belgique) as an Associate Member of the Class of Letters and Moral and Political Sciences.