Goldstein Presents Paper on British Ambassadors, 1919-39


Erik Goldstein, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, presented a paper on March 6, 2018 to the International History Seminar of the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research, which was hosted by the London School of Economics.

Goldstein focused on the British Ambassadors, 1919-39, and the struggle to maintain a professional  diplomatic service in the face of efforts to politicize it.

In broader terms he discussed the greater impact a professional service can have in conducting foreign policy as opposed to a service with a high degree of political patronage appointments at senior levels. Professor Goldstein is a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, for the Spring semester.

Goldstein’s research interests include diplomacy, formulation of national diplomatic strategies, the origins and resolution of armed conflict, and negotiation. He has published in numerous journals, including Middle Eastern Studies, Review of International Relations, East European Quarterly, Historical Research, Historical Journal, Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy.