Board of Directors / Member of the IFIT Board of Directors; Head of the US & the Americas Programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy at Chatham House; Associate Professor of International Relations, SOAS, University of London

Leslie Vinjamuri

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri is Head of the US & the Americas Programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. She is also an Associate Professor of International Relations and Chair of the International Relations Speaker Series at SOAS University of London.  

Leslie speaks, writes and lectures on the politics of international intervention, international order and the US role in the world.  She holds a grant from the British Academy on the Future of Internationalism. Leslie is co-editor of Human Rights Futures (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  Leslie was a contributor to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War. Her publications have appeared in journals such as International Security, the Annual Review of Political Science, International Theory, Ethics and International Affairs, the International Journal of Transitional Justice and Survival as well as numerous edited volumes. 

Leslie is on the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations, a book series for Cambridge University Press.   

Previously, Leslie was Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice, a Centre that she co-founded at SOAS in 2010. From 2015-2018, Leslie was on the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, where she was also an Associate Fellow with their US Programme.

Leslie is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and also on the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS, a Centre in the LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs that acts as the School’s foreign policy think tank. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.