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Professor in International Politics, City, University of London

Professor Inderjeet Parmar read Sociology at the London School of Economics, and Political Sociology at the University of London. His doctorate, from the University of Manchester, was in the fields of political science and international relations. Prior to appointment at City, University of London (2012), he taught at the University of Manchester for 21 years.

He is Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS (LSE's foreign policy think tank, 2019-2022), and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford.

He is co-editor of a book series, Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy.

Professor Parmar was a member of the Working Group on Think Tanks of the Social Science Research Council, New York, 2007, and co-convenor of the BISA Working Group on US Foreign Policy, 2005-09.

His latest book is Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power (Columbia UP, 2012; 2015; Chinese edition, 2018).

His current book project is a critique and reconceptualisation of the Anglo-American-built post-1945 world order, entitled Presidents and Prime Ministers at War: Race, Empire and Elitism in Anglo-American Wars from Korea to the Wars on Terror.


  • –present
    Professor in International Politics, City University London


Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences