Andrew Moran

Dr Andrew Moran

  • Associate Professor of International Relations
  • University Teaching Fellow
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • course leader for International Relations BA and International Relations and Law BA

Qualifications: BA (Keele University), PhD (London Guildhall University).

Andrew has a PhD in Politics and Modern History and has taught in the University since 1993. His teaching specialisms are international relations, security studies, and the foreign policy, history and politics of the United States of America.

He teaches on the undergraduate modules GI4005 Introduction to International Relations; GI5003 Shifting Global Power; GI5060 America Foreign Policy; GI6005 International Security in an Era of Globalisation; and the postgraduate MA module GIP047 America Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.

Andrew has contributed to scholarly journals such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, White House Studies, Political Studies, Party Politics, and Democratization (for which he was Book Reviews Editor for five years) and has appeared on BBC News 24, CNN, the Voice of Russia, and Bloomberg TV.

A member of the Learning and Teaching Group of the British International Studies Association, which was founded in 2010 to promote scholarship and innovation in learning and teaching in international relations, he is also a guest lecturer for the Political Studies Association, British Association of American Studies, and the Eccles Centre at the British Library.

In 2012, Andrew was delighted to be awarded the title of ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ in the University’s student-led teaching awards, and has been nominated regularly as ‘Best Lecturer’.

He has served on degree validation panels at the University of Northamptonshire and Middlesex University, and was an external examiner at the University of the West of England.

Andrew’s research interests include American foreign and economic policy, the death penalty in America, American politics and the presidency, Security Studies, cyberspace, and the changing nature of power in the 21st Century. He would welcome any research applications in these areas.

Selected publications:

A. Moran, “Barack Obama and the Return of ‘Declinism’: Rebalancing American Foreign Policy in an Era of Multipolarity,” in E. Ashbee and J. Dumbrell, The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change, Palgrave, 2016.
S. McGlinchey and A. Moran, “Beyond the ‘Blank Check’: Arming the Shah of Iran during the Ford Administration,” Diplomacy and Statecraft, 2016.
How to Study, Dorling Kindersley, 2016.
P. Hough, S. Malik, A. Moran, B. Pilbeam, International Security Studies, Routledge, 2015.
“A New Millenium” in The Children’s Encyclopaedia of American History, The Smithsonian/Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
A. Moran, “Reassessing the ‘Accidental President’: Why Gerald Ford Mattered,” White House Studies, Summer 2013.
A. Moran, “Contemporary American Foreign Policy,” in P. Davies and R. McKeever, Politics USA, Pearson, 2012.
A. Moran, “More than a Caretaker: The Economic Policy of Gerald R. Ford,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, March 2011.
A. Moran, “Evolving Standards of Decency? The Death Penalty in the USA in 2008,” Amicus, Issue 21, 2010.
Variety of book reviews for Political Studies, The Historical Review, Party Politics, and Democratization.

Selected papers:

A. Moran, “Be careful where you tread – raising student awareness of their digital footprint,” PSA Conference, University of the West of England, 2015.
A. Moran, “Data Drenching and the Thirst for Knowledge: How BA International Relations students use the Internet,” BISA 40th Anniversary Conference, London, 2015.
A. Moran, “US Foreign Policy in a Multipolar Era,” Congress to Campus Conference, the British Library, November 2015.
A. Moran, “Imperial or Imperilled: Perspectives on the Modern Presidency,” Congress to Campus, Wellington College, 2015.
A. Moran, “Strange Things Happen in the Fourth Quarter: The Obama Presidency,” Bluecoats School, Reading, 2015.
A. Moran “U.S. Domestic Policy in an Age of Polarisation,” BAAS, Silcoates School, March 2014.
A. Moran, “Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change in the Obama Administration,” Congress to Campus Conference, the British Library, November 2013.
A. Moran, “Contextualising Ideas and Practices Through the use of Role Play,” the Learning and Teaching Conference, London Metropolitan University, July 2013.
A. Moran, “The Obama Presidency: Continuation or Regeneration in the Second Term?” Congress to Campus Conference, Wellington College, March 2013.
A. Moran, “American Foreign Policy in an Era of Post-Unipolarity,” the University of the West of England, November 2012.
A. Moran, “Is the USA’s System of Government Broken?” Rugby College, May 2012.
A. Moran, “The US Presidency – Obama: Where to from here?” Congress to Campus Conference, Wellington College, February 2012.
A. Moran, “Political Parties and Ideology in the USA”, Cranleigh College, January 2012.
A. Moran, “Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change in the Obama Administration”,Congress to Campus Conference, the British Library, November 2011.
A. Moran, “Deficit Politics During an Age of Stagflation”, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the University of London, November 2010.
A. Moran, “The Death Penalty during the Bush Presidency”, St. Anne’s College, the University of Oxford, March 2009.
A. Moran, “Evolving Standards of Decency: The Death Penalty in the USA in 2008,” St. Anne’s College, the University of Oxford, January 2009, and available online at the Death Penalty Information Centre (USA).
A. Moran, “A Cruel and Unusual Punishment? The Death Penalty in the USA since 2001,” The Institute for the Study of the Americas, the University of London, January 2008.
A. Moran, “The Caretaker President: Why Gerald Ford Mattered,” the University of Leicester, January 2007.

Andrew is also a Freeman of the City of London.

For more information on international relations, you might find this YouTube clip helpful.

Twitter: @DegreeinIR

e-mail: a.moran@londonmet.ac.uk.


Andrew Moran