Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor is Professor Emeritus of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict and Civicness Research Group at LSE. Mary’s pathbreaking research has transformed contemporary understandings of conflict in the 21st Century and she writes widely on the changing nature of globalisation, international relations, humanitarian intervention, global civil society and global governance.

Mary has pioneered the concepts of new wars and global civil society. Her elaboration of the real-world implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national governments. She is the author of many books and articles including New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era (3rd edition, 2012), International Law and New Wars (with Christine Chinkin, 2017) and Global Security Cultures (2018).