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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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Dr Charlie Laderman
  • Research Fellow at Peterhouse and Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
  • Charlie Laderman is a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on 19th and 20th century America and its relations with the wider world, with an emphasis on the intersection between U.S. and International History, the interconnection between U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics, and the relationship between imperialism, humanitarianism and liberal internationalism. He was previously a Fox International Fellow at the Whitney and Betty Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, and Smith Richardson Fellow in International Security Studies, both at Yale University, and an AHRC Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress.
Dr Maeve Ryan
  • Maeve Ryan is the Co-ordinator of Development for the Forum on Geopolitics, and a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, working on a project entitled ‘The British Empire and the Geopolitics of Human Rights in the Nineteenth Century’. Her broad area of specialization is nineteenth-century British imperial history, with a specific interest in sub-Saharan Africa, the East and West African slave trades, and their legacies. She holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.