Professor of International History
University of Salford
History of International Relations, French History and Politics, European History, French Foreign Policy and Defence
Diplomé de l' Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, section Relations Internationales (1971-74); Phd in History, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge (1980). Since his doctoral research at Cambridge, where he taught history as a graduate teaching assistant before moving to the University of Salford, John Keiger's research and publications have concentrated on the international history of Europe from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries. His research focus is principally the bureaucratic politics of French foreign policy, how it is formulated, by whom and how it is executed. Until December 2009 he was Director of the European Studies Research Insitute, University of Salford. He has been Visiting Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, University of Aix-Marseille III, the University of Clermont-Ferrand, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris (Sciences Po) and University of Paris 13. John Keiger has, in addition, given advice to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, evidence to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee and to the French Assemblée Nationale. He is an external member of the boards of the Ecoles doctorales of the universities of Paris 13 and Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle. He has served on a number of journal editorial boards in France and Britain and is President of the Association Internationale d'Histoire Contemporaine de l'Europe based in Strasbourg. He was a member of the French government 'Commission Nationale Université-Emploi' (2006) on the reform of French Higher Education. Since 2008 he has been an 'expert' for the French Agence d'Evaluation de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (AERES) for historical research and as president of a number of evaluation committees of French and francophone higher education institutions, such as Université Paris Dauphine, Université Saint Joseph, Beirut and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. John Keiger is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Diplomé de l' Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, section Relations Internationales (1971-74) Phd History, University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College (1980).