Professor of International Politics, University of Birmingham

Mark Webber is an International Relations specialist. Having begun his academic career specialising in Russian foreign policy, he has spent the last fifteen years teaching and researching foreign policy analysis, security studies and international organisation. The specific focus of his current research is the politics of NATO and European security cooperation. Professor Webber worked for nearly twenty years at Loughborough University before moving to Birmingham in January 2011 as the Head of the School of Government and Society.

Research and academic interests:

The politics, history and theoretical interpretation of NATO
Foreign policy analysis
Security governance
EU external relationsy
Comparative international organization
Russian foreign policy and the international politics of the former Soviet Union

Current and recent projects:

NATO after Afghanistan (ESRC Seminar Series, concluded October 2015).
Theorizing NATO
Europe after Enlargement
NATO: Survival or Regeneration? British Academy (completed 2007)
Inclusion, Exclusion and the Governance of European Security, Leverhulme Research Fellowship (completed 2004)
Security Governance in the New Europe, joint holder, Economic and Social Research Council, ‘New Security Challenges’ programme (completed 2002)


  • –present
    Professor of International Politics, University of Birmingham


  • 1991 
    University of Birmingham, PhD
  • Birmingham
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