Professor Brendan Simms

Professor in History of International Relations at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

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Professor in the History of International Relations, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Professor Brendan Simms' current research projects are an edited volume on The Primacy of Foreign Policy in German History and New Worlds and Old Balances, a study of British foreign policy in the 18th Century, focussing on Britain's global strategic management of its commitments in Europe and overseas.

As Newton-Sheehy Teaching Fellow, Brendan Simms lectures for the option "International History since 1945" and leads seminar groups on the same subject. He also lectures to the Faculty of History on geopolitics and the primacy of foreign policy, and conducts the Themes and Sources seminar on "Revolutions in Foreign Policy". He supervises MPhil and PhD theses for both the Centre and the Faculty of History, which deal primarily with Central European history during the Napoleonic period, Anglo-German relations after Unification, and with the recent conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo.