I am a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Modern History at the department of International Politics at City, University of London.  

I hold a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge, M.St in Global and Imperial History from the University of Oxford, UK, and BA (summa cum laude) in Modern History from the University of Bologna, Italy. Most recently, I was Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and Teaching Associate at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Cambridge. Previously, I held visiting studentships and fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Chicago, Sciences Po, Paris and LUISS, Rome.

In 2021/2022 I hold a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy.

My research is set in the intersection of International Relations and the history of political thought. My published work examines international thought in the twentieth century, focusing on the history of world orders.

My book, The emergence of globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950, was published by Princeton University Press in April 2017. The book won the Guicciardini Prize for the Best Book in Historical International Relations (2018) and was shortlisted for the Gladstone Prize and the TSA/CUP Prize. It is based on my doctoral research, that was awarded the Lisa Smirl prize for best dissertation (Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University) and awarded the Raymond Aron Prize 2014.

To order the book on Amazon, click here. You can read more about the book and its reviews here. 

I’ve published on geopolitics, cosmopolitanism, federalism and democracy theory in Britain, Europe and the United States. I am also interested in the relationship between intellectual history and international theory. Recently, I’ve been writing on Italian international and geopolitical thought in the  the twentieth century. 

For more information on my research, take a look here.

2 thoughts on “about”

  1. I am Owen Lattimore’s eldest nephew, son of his sister Eleanor Frances Lattimore (Andrews).
    I think that Or’s paper is extremely well researched and written. It covers a lot of ground in very few words. Peter Andrews, Louisburg, North Carolina USA

  2. I just read the interview you gave to Le Monde (published Sept 2nd)
    Refreshing views with lots of insight – it triggered my purchase of your book.
    Congratulation for your good work
    Patrick J Buffet

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