Kate Fanning

Visiting Lecturer

Professional Biography

Kate Fanning is a Visiting Lecturer of International Relations and Social Sciences at Regent's. Her areas of interest and teaching are Non-Governmental Organisations, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Cultural Preservation. She hold degrees in Fine Arts (Design), International Relations and Non-Governmental Organisations, and has worked in the NGO and Arts sectors. She arranges events around the theme of societies that have endured genocide and the potential for prevention, intervention and post-genocide reconciliation. She is also a certified mediator.


  • PGCHE Regent’s University London 2016-2017
  • MA International Relations, Webster University, London, Leiden, Vienna, Geneva & Bangkok 2010
  • MA Non-Governmental Organisations, Webster University, London, 2011
  • Postgraduate Studies in Middle East Studies, Hamburg University Asia-Africa Institute, 2003
  • BA Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Kansas, KS, 2002
  • BFA  Design, University of Kansas, KS, 2002

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2013 - present, Visiting Lecturer in International Relations - RACL, Regent's University London
  • 2013- present, Project Lead/Researcher Complexity Studio – Regent’s University London

Conference Papers Given

  • “The Israeli Security Paradigm” - Jagiellonian University Interdisciplinary Approaches to Security in the Changing World conference in Krakow, Poland, June 2015.

Research Interests

  • Research interests focus on conflict resolution, gender and civil society, and cultural preservation.

Grants Awarded

  • March 2015 -£439 HASS Faculty Research Grant for Conference Paper given at Jagiellonian University Interdisciplinary Approaches to Security in the Changing World conference in Krakow, Poland and role as a discussant for the BISA 2015 Conference in London, UK 
  • June 2014 - £6,850 HASS Faculty Research Grant for research and collaboration between the Complexity Studio at Regent’s with an INGO partner to create a network of human rights NGOs.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of (BISA)British International Studies Association
  • Member of Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs

Teaching & Course Development

  • POL503 NGOs and Civil Society
  • POLT1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • POLT 2050 Interdisciplinary Approaches (Art & Politics)
  • SOC401 Society and Mass Violence
  • HRTS 3600 Topics in Mass Violence
  • POLT2050 Contemporary US Politics
  • HRTS1100 Introduction to Human Rights