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GAW, Michael

MPhil European Studies

Mike has worked for the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the last 17 years, currently Assistant Director of the Division of Trading and Markets. Most recent project was to head the team to develop and implement rules for regulatory reporting and public dissemination of security-based swaps, a component of the Dodd-Frank Act.


MAHER, Michael - Darwin 1991

MPhil International Relations

Currently earning a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, US Naval War College, Rhode Island

Most recent previous assignment: Chief, Open Source Element, HQ of the US European Command, Stuttgart (2012-2015)


HACKETT, James - King's, 1992

MPhil International Relations

Editor of 'The Military Balance' and Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis at The International Institute for Strategic Studies


JONES, Garri- Gonville and Caius, 1993

MPhil International Relations

Venture Broking Lead at Numis, based in London. Returned to finance after a decade as an entrepreneur. Very involved in the world of UK Venture Capital, clients include Cambridge Innovation Capital, the University backed VC. 


COLLING, Rachael (née BRADLEY) - Fitzwilliam 1995

MPhil International Relations

Communications Officer and the European Forest Institute, Finland


JONES, Lindsay - Trinity Hall, 1995

MPhil International Relations

Entrepreneur, Investor, Company Director for business based across Asia-Pacific. Based in Sydney.


CHU, Mingchin Monique - Wolfson, 1996

MPhil International Relations, PhD in International Studies

Lecturer in Chinese Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton


HERON, Taitu - Hughes Hall, 1996

MPhil Sociology and Politics of Development

Gender and Development Specialist, Caribbean area, primarily Jamaica. Currently working in Jamaica as National Programme Coordinator for UN Women.


MPhil International Relations

Risk Manager, Mining and Metals Industry

"Currently working as Risk, Government and Community Relations Manager for the Mining business of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company. It's a fascinating and varied role with a huge amount of stakeholder interaction in which my Cambridge Modern History and International Relations background often feels directly relevant! I'm based in London but regularly travelling to mine-sites around the world and dealing with complex topics as diverse as Ebola in Liberia, the civil war in Ukraine, terrorism in North Africa, organised crime in Mexico and indigenous relations in Arctic Canada. Seeing underground coal production in Kazakhstan at first hand has been especially memorable. I would love to hear from fellow M.Phil. alumni of the 1999-2000 class as well as anyone else with a similar role and/or also involved in the extractives industries."


GRANTER, Edward - Fitzwilliam, 1997

BA Social and Political Science Tripos

I am now a lecturer at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.


RHINARD, Mark – Queens’, 1997

MPhil Sociology and Politics of Modern Society, PhD Social and Political Sciences

Associate Professor at Stockholm University, Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs


STACK, Philip - Queens', 1997

MPhil International Relations

Principal Analyst, Middle East and North Africa at Maplecroft in Bath 


GOERTLER, Andrea - Trinity, 1998

BA Social and Political Science Tripos

Advisor on Transboundary Water Management (currently SE Europe- Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit 


NURMINEN, Timo - Hughes Hall, 1999

MPhil International Relations

Running consulting company Frontier, based in Dubai, since 2008- helping European companies to enter Middle Eastern markets. 

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