US Expert on transatlantic relations,
international security, and conflict

Leslie Vinjamuri"International Order
and the Crisis of Democracy

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri

Head of the US & the Americas Programme,
Chatham House (RIIA)

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri is Head of the US and the Americas Programme and Dean of the   Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at The Royal   Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). She is also an associate professor   of International Relations at SOAS University of London. She is on the advisory board of LSE IDEAS where she is also a Visiting Senior Fellow. She is a life member of the Council   on Foreign Relations.
 Previously, she was founding Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice at  SOAS and earlier, on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown
 University. She gained an MSc in International Relations from the London School of  Economics and a PhD in political science from Columbia University.
 Leslie's research areas include transatlantic relations, international security, US and the  world, ​conflict, human rights and ​the politics of international intervention​. She is a frequent panellist at conferences and comments regularly for the global media on US  and the world.
 She has held residential fellowships at Harvard University and the LSE. She worked in the Asia Bureau of USAID and the Foreign Affairs Division at Congressional Research Service.