Simon Curtis

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities

Areas of expertise: Global Cities


Simon Curtis is a lecturer in international relations at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom. Simon joined UEA in 2009 after completing his doctorate in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he held the LSE International Relations Department’s Michael Leifer Scholarship.

His research investigates the relationship between transnational processes and the society of sovereign states, with particular reference to transnational urbanism and global cities. He is the author of The Power of Cities in International Relations (2014, Routledge) and Reassembling International Theory (2014, Palgrave) with Michele Acuto. He is a senior research fellow at University College London's City Leadership Initiative.

His most recent book, Global Cities and Global Order, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2017, and examines the importance of global cities in the transformation of world order.

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