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Nicholas Westcott

Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, Dept of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London

BA, MA and PhD (1982) from Cambridge University in History and African History. Publications on Africa and the Second World War and international relations. British and European diplomat 1982-2017. Director of the Royal African Society 2017-2023. Author of 'Imperialism and Development: the East African Groundnut Scheme and its legacy' (James Currey, 2020). Tweets: @NickWestcott4


  • –present
    Research Associate, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London


  • 1977 
    Cambridge University, PhD African History