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Christine Cheng
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Many of my students in the MA in Conflict, Security, and Development at King’s College London have come directly from the policy world. They are diplomats, military commanders, NGO workers, social activists. They bring with them diverse knowledge and…
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Women in Frontline Combat Roles

On Friday 19 Dec 2014, I talked to the BBC about allowing women women to take on frontline combat roles in the UK military. The Ministry of Defence has been reviewing its policy on this matter, and the BBC asked me for some thoughts on this issue. For a…
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I was very surprised to learn that the UK does not have women in the front lines.
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My piece in al Jazeera defending Romney's Binders Full of Women.
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A commentary that I wrote for Al Jazeera on the politicization of Charles Taylor's trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
A milestone in international justice also highlights the Court's need to maintain its legitimacy.
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My piece from Al Jazeera on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Nobel Peace Prize.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is by no means a saint - but she still deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Thanks Kevin! Did I ever congratulate you on your marathon? That's right- it's been a long long time since we've seen each other.
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This story (and the original one about waiting in line at Starbucks) tells us a lot about Chinese politics and the Chinese political class. Bear in mind: “None of the things written about him are really about him at all."
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Today’s election win for Muhammadu Buhari is a watershed moment in Nigerian politics. The results deserve comment because Nigeria was at a crossroads- and it seems like the citizens made a decision that is going to benefit not just Nigeria itself, but…
Today's election win for Muhammadu Buhari is a watershed moment in Nigerian politics. The results deserve comment because Nigeria was at a crossroads- and it seems like the citizens made a decision...
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Re-created this as a public event to make it easier to RSVP
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That's a shame Chiara! Would have loved to see you. Swing by after you're done perhaps? Or maybe I'll get the chance to see you tomorrow or sat.
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A lesson from the UK on how to really harness the political power of mums and dads to change public policy.
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On the decline of violence. A reminder that in spite of it all, the human condition is improving.
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Fantastic article on history of violence, Paleolithic to 2011
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This is an extremely moving and personal speech from Steven Levitt.
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I've never seen an academic be so brave as to share such a personal story for an NGO. Steve Levitt explains why he supports Half the Sky, which works in orphanages in China.
A year ago, my wife said to me, “I need you to do me a favor.” I knew that was bad news. A charity she is heavily involved with, Half the Sky, was planning an event in Chicago and she had volunteered ...
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Lecturer (Assistant Professor), War Studies
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  • War Studies, King's College London
    Lecturer (Assistant Professor), 2012 - present
  • Exeter College, Oxford
    Research Fellow in Politics and International Relations, 2009 - 2012
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Christine Scott Cheng
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I'm a lecturer (assistant professor) in War Studies at King's College London. I conduct research on post-conflict transitions, peacebuilding, corruption, and natural resources.
Education
  • University of Oxford
    Politics, 2011
  • Princeton University
    Public Policy, International Relations, 2002
  • University of Waterloo
    Systems Design Engineering, 1999
  • Yale University
    Visiting student, 2007 - 2008
  • Tottori University
    Visiting student, 1997