Leslie Vinjamuri Keynote Speaker
- Director of the US and the Americas programme and Chair of the Faculty of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House.
- Professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London
- Deputy Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and a Trustee of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs
Leslie Vinjamuri's Biography
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri is a leading commentator on the US global role, international order, geopolitics, human rights and democracy. She is currently leading a projects on the US role in a Global Recovery and on the Future of Internationalism, with a focus on the US relationship with China and its implications for international and regional order.
She is the Director of the US and the Americas programme and Chair of the Faculty of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. She is also Deputy Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and a Trustee of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS and the LSE Phelan United States Centre and Vice President of the Board of the Institute for Integrated Transitions.
Leslie is also a Professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London, where she teaches postgraduate courses on international diplomacy and international institutions in world politics.
She has written extensively on US politics and foreign policy, human rights, international order and transatlantic relations and is co-editor and contributing author of ‘Anchoring the World‘ (with Charles A. Kupchan, Foreign Affairs, 2021) and ‘Human Rights Futures‘ (with Stephen Hopgood and Jack Snyder, Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Her articles have appeared in many journals and books including Foreign Affairs, International Security, Ethics and International Affairs, Daedalus, Law and Contemporary Problems and Survival.
Leslie has written for and appeared regularly in the media including for CNN; Bloomberg; BBC News, BBC World; BBC World Service; Sky News; The Financial Times; The New York Times; The Guardian; The Telegraph; The Independent; Los Angeles Times; National Public Radio; Times Radio; Economist Radio; Al Jazeera English; Voice of America.
She was previously on the faculty of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has held fellowships at Harvard University and the London School of Economics. Earlier, she worked at the US Agency for International Development, and before this, Congressional Research Service in the US Library of Congress.
Leslie has a BA from Wesleyan University (Phi Beta Kappa), an MSc (Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from Columbia University.
Leslie Vinjamuri's Speaking Topics
-Geopolitics - the role of the US in today's World
-Global Governance Challenges
-U.S. Foreign Policy, Geopolitics and Human Rights