Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967
    BA (Oxon), Politics, Philosophy and Economics (First Class)

  • 1970
    MA (Oxon)


  • 1967 – 1969
    Scholar, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

  • 1969 – 1976
    Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of International Organisation (ISIO), University of Sussex

  • 1974 – 1978
    Associate Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex

  • 1976 – 1982
    Research Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

  • 1978 – 1982
    Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex

  • 1982 – 1988
    European Coordinator, United Nations University Subprogramme on Peace and Global Transformation (by institutional agreement with SPRU)

  • 1982 – 1993
    Senior Fellow, (SPRU), University of Sussex

  • 1990 – 1993
    Senior Fellow, World Institute of Development Economics Research, United Nations University (by institutional agreement with SPRU and SEI)

  • 1992 – 1999
    Jean Monnet Reader in Contemporary European Studies, Sussex European Institute (SEI), University of Sussex

  • 1992 – 1997
    Convenor, Graduate Division, Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex

  • since 1999
    Director, Programme on Global Civil Society, Centre for the Study of Global Governance (CsGG), London School of Economics and Political Science

  • 2000 – 2003
    School Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • since 2003
    Professor of Global Governance, Department of Government and Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • 2004 – 2011
    Director, LSE Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • since 2011
    Director, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science

Selected publications

  • Beebe, Shannon D., M. Kaldor (2010): The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the Changing Rules of War and Peace, Public Affairs, New York

  • Kaldor, Mary (2007): Human Security:Relections on Globalisation and Intervention, Polity Press

  • Kaldor, Mary (2003): Global Civil Society: An Answer to War Polity Press

  • Anheier, Helmut K. and Glasius, Marlies and Kaldor, Mary, eds (2001) Global civil society 2001 London School of Economics Centre for Civil Society and Centre for the Study of Global Governance, (corp. ed.) Global civil society. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199246441

  • Kaldor, Mary, I. Vejvoda (1999): Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, (co-editor and contibutor), Pinter, 194pp

  • Kaldor, Mary(1999): New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era, Polity Press/Stanford University Press

  • Kaldor, Mary, U. Albrecht, G. Schméder (1998) Restructuring the Global Military Sector Volume I: New Wars; Volume II: The End of Military Fordism, (co-editor and contributor), Cassell/Pinter Publishers, 350pp and 328pp respectively

  • Kaldor, Mary (1991): Europe from Below, Verso, 221pp.

  • Kaldor, Mary (1990): The Imaginary War: Understanding the East-West Conflict, Basil Blackwell

  • Kaldor, Mary, G. Holden and R. Falk (1989): The New Détente: Rethinking East-West Relations, (co-editor and contributor), Verso, 420pp

  • Kaldor, Mary and R. Falk (1987): Dealignment: A New Foreign Policy Prespective, (co-editor and contributor), Basil Blackwell, 265pp

  • Kaldor, Mary (1981): The Baroque Arsenal, André Deutsch, London

  • Kaldor, Mary, A. Eide (1979): The World Military Order: The Impact of Military Technology on the Third World, (co-editor and contributor), reprinted 1981, Macmillan, London, 306pp

  • Kaldor, Mary (1978): The Disintegrating West, Allen Lane, London

  • Blackaby, Frank, P. Daviníc, E. Grenbäck, M. Kaldor and S. Landgren (1971): Arms Trade with the Third World, SIPRI

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • External Examiner, Modern European Studies, University of North London, 1994 – 1998

  • Research Board, Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt, 1988 – 1998

  • Research Director, "Restructuring the Global Military Sector", WIDER/UNU, 1993 – 1997

  • Governing Board, Copenhagen Institute for Peace and Conflict Research, Copenhagen University, 1991 – 1994

  • Governing Board, Stockholm International Peace research Institute, since 2007

  • Governing Board, Institute for Global and European Studies, Corvinus University, Budapest, since 2010

  • Governing Board, Hertie School of Governance, since 2010

Additional qualifications

  • Member, Defence Advisory Forum, UK Secretary of State for Defence, 2009 – 2010

  • Convenor, Study Group on Europe’s Security capabilities, established at the request of Javier Solana, which produced the reports A Human Security Doctrine for Europe (2004) and The European Way of Security (2007), since 2003

  • Governor, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, 1997 – 2006

  • Member, International Independent Commission to investigate the Kosovo Crisis, established by the Swedish Prime Minister, under the Chairmanship Richard Goldstone, 1999 – 2000

  • Co-Chair, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, 1991 – 2000

  • Co-Chair Peoples Europe 1998

  • Editor, European Nuclear Disarmament Journal, 1980 – 1988

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Media experience: Television and Radio. Also op-ed pieces for various newspapers and websites.


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