Philip A. Strand

King's College London

Philip holds a BA (major) with first class honours in Peace, War, and Defense and a BA (minor) in history from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  Philip holds an MBA from Mannheim Business School with modules completed at the Chinese European International Business School (CEIBS) and the Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA).  His master’s thesis addressed the establishment of information controlling systems within fast-growing, medium-sized commercial companies.

Philip joined King's College London's (KCL) War Studies Department in 2011 to complete a PhD examining the impact of leadership on the ethical behaviours of armed private security contractors.  Philip is also a member of the Private Military and Security Research Group (PMSRG); a self-employed private security consultant, and a graduate teaching assistant at both KCL and the Joint Service Command & Staff College in Shrivenham.

Forthcoming Events


7th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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