Lawrence Kettle, MA

AIES Associate Fellow


Lawrence Kettle, MA, graduated from the University of Groningen with a Masters in International Relations and International Organization specialising in International Security; and with a Bachelors degree in International Relations, with honours, from Aberystwyth University.

Prior to coming to the AIES, Lawrence was the recipient of the prestigious Bruno Kreisky Forum grant and fellowship which he completed at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (ÖIIP), conducting research on the theoretical basis for the formulation of comprehensive Global Strategies, in particular focusing on the foreign, security and defence policies of the European Union. Since 2014 he is also a member of the International Network Observatory, an international think-tank that focuses on Global Strategy and Big Data.

From March 2010 to June 2011 he was elected the Vice-President of the United Nations Association for Youth in the United Kingdom; during which time he was also a member of the United Nations Association of the UK's Procedural Committee. During his studies at Aberystwyth, Lawrence was also a member of the National Executive Committee for the UN Association of Wales.

Lawrence's research specialisations include Security Studies, International Security and Security Concepts. His current research centres on EU foreign and security policy, the application of the Copenhagen School (Security Studies) to global strategy and strategy formulation, the theoretical conceptualisation of European Identity, Brexit negotiations, and EU-UK relations in the post-Brexit era.