James Shires

Mr James Shires

Job Market Candidate

Research topic:
Cybersecurity in the Middle East
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Political Theory Cyber security International relations International security Power Political thought and ideologies Violence, security and conflict 

Areas of expertise




Academic Profile

My research examines cybersecurity in the Middle East, focusing on the relationships between governments, businesses, and international organisations in identifying and responding to cyber risks. I have an MSc in Global Governance and Public Policy from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Teaching Interests:

International Relations Theory, International Security, Middle East Politics, Qualitative Methods, Critical and Postcolonial Studies, Cybersecurity.

Teaching Experience:

Supervision of BA History and Politics thesis (2017)

MPhil International Relations seminar on “Qualitative Text Analysis” (2017)

211 Politics in the Middle East

213 International Relations in the Era of the Cold War

214 International Relations

'Emerging Security Challenges' (course for visiting students)