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Professor Brendan Simms

Professor Brendan Simms

Professor in the History of International Relations

University Teaching Officer


Office hours: Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm

Office Phone: 01223 334 632


Brendan Simms lectures for MPhil in International Relations on the History of European Geopolitics and leads seminar groups on the same subject. He also lectures to the Faculty of History on geopolitics and the primacy of foreign policy. He supervises MPhil and PhD theses for both POLIS and the Faculty of History, which deal primarily with German and British history in its international context, and the history of humanitarian intervention.

Research Interests

German Grand Strategy in its European and Global Context.

His current research project is a strategic biography of Adolf Hitler.

Key Publications

  • Unfinest hour, Britain and the destruction of Bosnia Penguin Press, 2001