Professor Doug Stokes

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  • ‘Structural Power and its utility in the context of American decline’ invited roundtable participant at London School of Economics symposium, May 2013.
  • ‘The Strategic Pivot to Asia and US Grand Strategy: What Does It Mean For Europe?’, invited speaker at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, April 2013. 
  • ‘The Externalisation of Crisis and American Decline’, invited speaker, AHRC Obama Network, City University, London, April 2013.
  • Invited by Professor Christopher Layne (TAMU) as roundtable participant on US grand strategy, ISA 2013. 
  • 'The Contradictions of American power’, invited speaker at Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Date TBC.
  • 'US Grand Strategy and the Global Political Economy’, invited speaker at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, October 2012.
  • 'Who Calls The Tunes? Assessing Dollar Hegemony After The Financial Crisis’, BISA-ISA conference 2012. 
  • ‘The Myth of US Decline’, London School of Economics, invited speaker at LSE Ideas and book launch. May 2012. 
  • ‘Who Calls the Tunes? Is Dollar Hegemony Secure?’. Invited speaker at Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University. February 2012. 
  • Offshore Balancing and the Hegemonic Mandate in US Grand Strategy’. Invited speaker at the Roosevelt Study Centre, Holland. September 2011. 
  • US Oil Geo-politics. Invited speaker to Birkbeck conference on Energy geo-politics, 2010.  
  • ‘Critical Theory and Global Terrorism’. Roundtable sponsored by the journal International Relations. International Studies Association, San Francisco, 2008.
  • Chair for ‘Globalization, State Building and the Occupation of Iraq’. International Studies Association, San Francisco, 2008. 
  • ‘The Geopolitics of Energy’, International Studies Association, San Francisco, 2008.
  • ‘Blood for Oil? Energy Security, Global Capitalism and the Dual Logic of US Primacy’ British International Studies Association conference, 2005.
  • ‘Theorising the New Imperialism: US Terrorocracy Promotion and Resource Conflicts’,  British International Studies Association conference, 2004.
  • ‘The Heart of Empire? Theorizing US Empire in an Era of Transnational Capitalism’, invited academic lecture at Department of Political Science, University of York, Toronto, Canada. 2004. 
  • ‘US policy in Latin America after the Cold War’, invited academic lecture at Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), University of York, Toronto, Canada. 2004.
  • ‘Oil, Coups and Counterinsurgency: US post-Cold War intervention in South America’, International Studies Association, Montreal, 2004. 
  • Chair: ‘Critical Security Studies: New Theoretical and Empirical Orientations’, International Studies Association, Montreal, 2004.
  • British International Studies Association. Convenor and Chair of a roundtable on Security Studies in the Age of Terror. The participants were Professor Ken Booth, Professor Paul Rogers, Professor Michael Dillon and Dr Eric Herring. 2003.
  • ‘Explaining the Continuity in US Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War: The Case of Colombia’, Political Studies Association, 2002. 
  • ‘Gluing the Hats On: Power, Agency and Reagan’s Office of Public Diplomacy’, British International Studies Association, 2001.
  • ‘Narcotrafficking and Globalisation: The Case of Plan Colombia’, Sussex University. ‘The Global Constitution of 'Failed States’, April 2001.


  • Director of Exeter’s Centre for Advanced International Studies.
  • Part of three person committee for BISA Susan Strange Book Prize, assessment year 2013. 
  • Member of Chatham House. Ongoing.
  • Member, British International Studies Association. 2000-present. 
  • Member, International Studies Association, 2003-present. 
  • External reviewer for Review of International Studies; European Journal of International Relations; Millennium; International Security; International Affairs; Third World Quarterly; Johns Hopkins University Press; Cornell University Press; Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press; Routledge. 
  • Reviewer for ESRC large grants / Rapporteur.