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Bettiza, Gregorio

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

University of Exeter, United Kingdom



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2012/2013, 2013/2014

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics, United Kingdom


I earned my Ph.D. in 2012 in the International Relations (IR) Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). My thesis was titled Global Religious Resurgence and the Desecularization of American Foreign Policy. It conceptually and empirically explored the extent to which American foreign policy discourses, institutions and practices have changed (de-secularized) under the pressure of domestic and international religious forces since the end of the Cold War. My doctoral research was funded by LSE IDEAS.
My main interests revolve around issues of culture, religion and civilizations in international relations theory and practices, IR theory and Foreign Policy Analysis, American foreign policy and transatlantic relations, and American foreign policy in the Middle East and towards political Islam. I am developing a growing interest in the diffusion of civilizational narratives and non-liberal norms in international society and institutions.
My teaching experience at the LSE included undergraduate courses on International Relations Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis. I also contributed to the design of a new postgraduate module for the IR department at the LSE, The International Politics of Culture and Religion.
I am a Research Associate in the Transatlantic Relations Programme at LSE IDEAS and was deputy-editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
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