Dr Charles Jones

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

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Reader in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies

Dr Charles Jones is a Reader in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies. He read Moral Sciences and History at Clare College, Cambridge and went on to complete a doctorate on Anglo-Argentine relations before 1914.

After many years teaching international political economy at Warwick University, where he also took a Master's in Philosophy, he returned to Cambridge in 1998, where he teaches international relations theory and Latin American International Politics and also offers courses in the Centre of Latin American Studies, on the history of Argentine ideas and of Latin American external relations. He retains an interest in Argentine and Latin American history and culture.

Originally a historian of direct foreign investment and the political responses it provoked, Dr Jones helped develop the new field of international political economy by teaching and publishing on North-South relations and developing courses on the politics of international trade and transnational enterprise. Co-author, with Barry Buzan and Richard Little, of an influential critique of neorealism, The Logic of Anarchy (Columbia University Press, 1993), he went on to write E. H. Carr and International Relations (1998). More recently Dr Jones has been working on religion and international relations and the ethics and aesthetics of war and public violence. His most recent book, American Civilization (University of London SAS, 2007) explores hemispheric commonalities, while the next, War Within Reason, provides a critique of the just war tradition.

  • 24 April 2014, 6pm

    Behaviour and Health Research Unit Annual Lecture 2014

    The 2014 Behaviour and Health Research Unit Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Johan Mackenbach, Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands.