Dr Charles Jones BA PhD (Cantab) MA (Warwick)

Emeritus Fellow

  • Reader in International Relations, CU Dept of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
  • Director, CU Centre of Latin-American Studies

Charles Jones studied Moral Sciences and History at Clare, where he was also a choral exhibitioner. His doctorate was on political aspects of British investment in South America before 1914. After postdocs in the Institutes of Commonwealth and Latin American Studies at London University he was appointed to a lectureship in International Studies at Warwick, where he taught a broad range of topics and published books on the history of British international business and North-South Relations before shifting ground to work on international relations theory, with books on Ken Waltz and E H Carr.

Returning to Cambridge in 1998 he joined the Centre of International Studies, now part of the Department of Politics and International Studies, a little bored by the success of Warwick and seduced by the prospect of helping build up a field of inquiry in which conservative Cambridge had been slow to invest. He teaches on the development of systematic thought about international relations and on relations between South American states and is currently writing on the ethics of war. In 2010 he started a second term as Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies. He is still singing.