Dr Paul McGarr

Associate Professor Paul McGarr 
Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
0115 84 68505

Expertise summary

I work on the diplomatic and political history of relations between the United States, Great Britain, and South Asia. My research focuses on aspects of Western interaction with India and Pakistan in the areas of transnational politics, economics, defence, intelligence and security, and post-colonial culture.

University links: School of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick; International History Department, London School of Economics; Department of War Studies, King's College London; University of Groningen, Netherlands; Carthage College, Wisconsin, US; Jindal University, Sonipat.

More information about Dr McGarr can be found on his webpage.

Consultancy and Research:  Dr McGarr is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Policy credentials

Partnerships with policymakers and third sector practitioners have included: the US State Department; Central Intelligence Agency; UK Ministry of Defence; British Council; Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces ; AIVD, the Dutch domestic intelligence service; and the Centre for Policy Studies, New Delhi. I am an alumnus of AHRC's 'Engaging with Government' programme, run in partnership with the Institute for Government. I am currently engaged with a British Academy funded project entitled 'Emotional Diplomacy: British Prime Ministers and UK-India Relations'.

Media credentials

I have contributed to contemporary debates on US foreign policy in Asia, and further afield, through media appearances with, and by providing expert consultancy for, programme makers from LBC Radio, BBC Breakfast Television, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, and The Independent, amongst others.


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