Dr. Benjamin Martill

Benjamin joined the Dahrendorf Forum from the University College London (UCL) European Institute, where he was a Research Associate. Alongside his own research and lecturing, he has been responsible for the Institute’s outreach programme, working to increase the public and policy engagement of academic research in the field of UK-EU relations. Additionally he is co-editing a book titled Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe, which compiles contributions from leading EU and IR scholars (due for publication in late 2017). Benjamin’s wide-ranging research interests encompass international relations, comparative politics, and foreign policy analysis. Prior to UCL, he worked as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University, Lecturer in International Relations at Wadham College, Oxford, and Associate Lecturer at Portsmouth Business School. Benjamin received his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2015 for a thesis on the party politics of West European security, which examined the role of ideology and partisanship in German, French, and British foreign policy. He also holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and an MSc in International Relations Research from the London School of Economics, both with Distinction.

Areas of Expertise: Foreign policy, European security, British politics, ‘Brexit’, transatlantic relations, Cold War

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The Guardian, February 3, 2018: Gary Younge cited Ben Martill´s “Let’s put the Great back in Great Britain” article in his piece on Britain’s imperial fantasies.

Arab News, January 6, 2018: Ben Martill quoted on the Danish People´s Party proposal to ban the construction of new mosques.

Arab News, November 15, 2017: Ben Martill quoted on why Theresa May has thrown her weight behind Saudi Arabia and other “key partners” in the Middle East.