Brendan Simms

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Brendan Peter Simms is an Irish historian and Professor of the History of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Simms, a Newton-Sheehy Teaching Fellow, completed his doctoral dissertation, Anglo-Prussian relations, 1804-1806: The Napoleonic Threat, at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Tim Blanning in 1993. A Fellow of Peterhouse, he lectures and leads seminars on international history since 1945.[1]

Simms's research focuses on the history of European foreign policy. He has written a variety of books and articles on this subject, including Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (2001) and Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 (2007).

In addition to his academic work, he also serves as the president[2] of The Henry Jackson Society, which advocates the view that supporting and promoting liberal democracy and liberal interventionism should be an integral part of Western foreign policy.[3]

He is President of the Project for Democratic Union, a Munich-based student-organised think tank.[4]

Books[edit]

  • The Struggle for Mastery in Germany, 1779-1850 (Palgrave MacMillan, 1998)
  • Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (Penguin, 2001)
  • Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 (Penguin, 2007)
  • Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present (Allen Lane, 2013)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brendan Simms' webpage at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University
  2. ^ "Professional Staff". Henry Jackson Society. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Statement of Principles". Henry Jackson Society. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  4. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/brendan-simms

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