Department of Political Science


Professor Neil J. Mitchell

Neil J. Mitchell
Professor of International Relations
Room: 3.02, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4726 (x24726)
Email: n.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk

Neil Mitchell joined UCL as Professor of International Relations in 2011 and was Acting Head of Department in 2014-2015. From 2005-2011 he held a Sixth Century Chair at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to returning to the UK, he taught at the University of New Mexico from 1986-2005 (department chair from 1993-2001) and before that at Iowa State University and Grinnell College. He was an undergraduate at Nottingham University and completed his masters and PhD at Indiana University, USA.


His earlier work combined interests in business political activity and social responsibility and the measurement and analysis of human rights violations. He currently works on conflict and human rights violations, issues of leadership and accountability, and the role of non-state actors.  With Sabine Carey at the University of Mannheim, he has built a global database on pro-government militias and with Kristin Bakke and Hannah Smidt at the University of Zurich, a global database on state restrictions of civil society.



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