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Faculty

Dr Kun-Chin Lin
  • Dr. Kun-Chin Lin is the Deputy Director of the Forum on Geopolitics. He is a university lecturer in politics and Tun Suffian college lecturer at Gonville & Caius College of the University of Cambridge. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and obtained his PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. Kun-Chin was a Leverhulme postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and taught at King's College London and the National University of Singapore.
  • His research focuses on the politics of market reform in developing countries. His current projects include federalism and regulatory issues in transport infrastructure and energy markets in China, industrial policy and privatization of Chinese state-owned enterprises, and the economic and security nexus in maritime governance in the Indo-Pacific and the Arctic.
  • Dr Lin is a senior fellow of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, and a member of Energy@Cambridge, Cambridge Centre for the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and Centre for Science & Policy (CSaP) of the University of Cambridge. He is an editorial board member of Business & Politics, Maritime Policy & Management, and Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, and chair of the editorial board of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.
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Professor Brendan Simms
  • Brendan Simms is the Director of the Forum on Geopolitics and Professor of the History of European International Relations.
  • He is an expert on European geopolitics, past and present, and his principal interests are the German Question, Britain and Europe, Humanitarian Intervention and state construction. He teaches at both undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and the Faculty of History. His MPhil course on the History European Geopolitics (co-taught with Dr Charlie Laderman) uses scenarios as part of the teaching and learning process. He has supervised PhD dissertations on subjects as diverse as Intervention and State Sovereignty in the Holy Roman Empire, Sinn Fein, the American colonist and the eighteenth-century European state system, the Office of the UN High Representative in Bosnia, and German Civil-Military relations.
  • Brendan Simms is a frequent contributor to print and broadsheet media. He has advised governments and parliaments, and spoken at Westminster, in the European parliament and at think-tanks in the United Kingdom, the United States and in many Eurozone countries. The Centre for Geopolitics is designed to draw together all these interests.