John Garnett Fellowship

John GarnettRUSI is delighted to announce a fellowship in honour of the late John Garnett, the UK’s leading Strategic Studies scholar.

The Fellowship will be awarded to post-graduates in International Relations or a related subject, who wish to further their knowledge in the field of counter-terrorism by working with one of the research programmes at RUSI.

They will be supervised and mentored by one of RUSI’s Senior Research Fellows. The Fellow will gain access and links with major authorities involved in defence and security matters including government departments, the military, Parliament, industry and in other academic institutions.

John Garnett (1936-2012) was the UK’s leading scholar in the field of Strategic Studies. Indeed, in the 1960s he pioneered its teaching in the UK while serving in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University for more than a decade and beyond as the public face of the department for over thirty years. Among the many places where John devoted his service and expertise was the Joint Services Staff College, where he was an academic consultant and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he was a member of its Advisory Panel on Arms Control. He also served as the British Representative on the United Nations Advisory Board on Disarmament. RUSI was privileged to benefit from John’s academic brilliance, his international renown and his great friendship during his time as a member of RUSI’s Council.

RUSI is delighted to honour John Garnett, his wife Margaret and children Susan and David, in this way. Just as John recognised and enriched academics that went on to become the next generation of leaders of the discipline, RUSI is delighted to continue John’s tremendous legacy through the John Garnett Visiting Fellowship.

Individuals wishing to apply for this Fellowship should send their CV, together with a brief proposal of what their prospective Fellowship would cover (no more than 1000 words), to Neil Watling at by 15 January 2014.

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