Dr Andrew Moran

Andrew Moran is the Head of Politics and International Relations. He is also an Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations and the Course Leader for BA International Relations, BA International Relations and Languages, and BA International Relations and Law. He is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a University Teaching Fellow.

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Andrew Moran

Andrew has a PhD in Politics and Modern History and has taught in the University since 1993.

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

He has published book chapters on US politics, most recently on Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and is a co-author of the popular text book International Security Studies (Routledge). He has also co-authored educational books, such as Help Your Kids with Study Skills (Dorling Kindersley).

He is 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, and the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association.

Andrew has also been a guest lecturer for the Political Studies Association, British Association of American Studies and the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge. He regularly contributes to the ‘Congress to Campus’ programme organised by the Rothermere American Institute and the Eccles Centre at the British Library.

He has served on degree validation panels at the University of Northamptonshire, Middlesex University and the American College in Thessaloniki, and has been an external examiner at the University of the West of England, Northumbria University, Coventry University and Ruskin College, Oxford.

Andrew has been the recipient of the student-led award for ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ and London Metropolitan’s Staff Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the University’. He is also a Freeman of the City of London.

Andrew’s teaching and research interests include the foreign policy, history and politics of the United States of America, Security Studies, cyberspace and the changing nature of power in the 21st Century. He would welcome any research applications in these areas.

  • Hough, P., Moran, A., Pilbeam, P. and Stokes, W., (2020) International
    Security Studies, 2 nd ed., Routledge.
  • Moran, A. (2017) ‘Obama wasn’t weak on foreign policy’ - article in The
    Independent, available at http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/obama-foreign-
    policy-donald-trump-weak-asia-superpower-great-again-global-future-
    a7528121.html
  • Moran, A. (2016) “Barack Obama and the Return of ‘Declinism’: Rebalancing
    American Foreign Policy in an Era of Multipolarity,” in Ashbee. E. and
    Dumbrell, J., The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change, Palgrave.
  • McGlinchey, S. and Moran, A. (2016) “Beyond the ‘Blank Check’: Arming the
    Shah of Iran during the Ford Administration,” Diplomacy and Statecraft.
  • Moran, A., et. al. (2016) Help Your Kids with Study Skills, Dorling Kindersley.
  • Hough, P., Moran, A., Pilbeam, P. and Stokes, W., (2015) International
    Security Studies, Routledge, Routledge.
  • Moran, A. (2014) “A New Millennium” in The Children’s Encyclopaedia of
    American History, The Smithsonian/Dorling Kindersley.
  • Moran, A. (2013) “Reassessing the ‘Accidental President’: Why Gerald Ford
    Mattered,” White House Studies, Summer.
  • Moran, A. (2012) “Contemporary American Foreign Policy,” in Davies, P. and
    McKeever, R. Politics USA, Pearson.
  • Moran, A., (2011) “More than a Caretaker: The Economic Policy of Gerald R.
    Ford,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, March.
  • Moran, A. (2010), “Evolving Standards of Decency? The Death Penalty in the
    USA in 2008,” Amicus, Issue 21.
    Selected papers:
  • ‘“About Bloody Time”’: Discussing menstruation with Politics and International
    Relations students’, presented at the Annual Learning and Teaching
    Conference, London Guildhall University, June 2019
  • “Donald Trump and the End of the American Century”, presented at the
    Annual Conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies
    Association, St. Anne’s College, the University of Oxford, January 2018.
  • ‘“To the Back of the Queue”: What Brexit Means to America’ presented at the
    Annual Conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies
    Association, University of Leicester, January 2017.
  • “Be careful where you tread – raising student awareness of their digital
    footprint,” PSA Conference, University of the West of England, 2015.
  • “Data Drenching and the Thirst for Knowledge: How BA International
    Relations students use the Internet,” BISA 40th Anniversary Conference,
    London, 2015.
  • “Contextualising Ideas and Practices Through the use of Role Play,” the
    Learning and Teaching Conference, London Metropolitan University, July
    2013.
  • “American Foreign Policy in an Era of Post-Unipolarity,” the University of the
    West of England, November 2012.
  • “Deficit Politics During an Age of Stagflation”, the Institute for the Study of the
    Americas, the University of London, November 2010.
  • “The Death Penalty during the Bush Presidency”, St. Anne’s College, the
    University of Oxford, March 2009.
  • “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 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.
  • “The Caretaker President: Why Gerald Ford Mattered,” the University of
    Leicester, January 2007.

Dr Andrew Moran
Head of Politics and International Relations
Course Leader for BA (Hons) International Relations, BA (Hons) International
Relations and Law BA (Hons) and BA (Hons) International Relations and Languages
E: a.moran@londonmet.ac.uk
Twitter: @DegreeinIR