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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



Brendan Simms lectures for the MPhil in International Relations on the History of European Geopolitics and leads seminar groups on the same subject. He supervises at graduate level for MPhil and PhD theses in POLIS which deal primarily with German and British history in its international context, and the history of humanitarian intervention.


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
Professor of the History of International Relations
University Teaching Officer
Fellow, Peterhouse
Professor Brendan  Simms

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