James is a Historian, Writer, & Broadcaster. He works with the BBC, History Channel, History Hit, Netflix and is a TedX Speaker.




James Rogers is a war historian, DIAS professor, and a fellow of the London School of Economics. He works with the BBC, History Channel, and he is the presenter of the Untold: Weapons of War and Traces of WW2 TV series on History Hit. James also works with Netflix and presents the Warfare podcast, broadcast twice a week on Spotify, Apple Music, and Acast.


James advises governments and international organisations on the history of warfare, contemporary security, and issues of weapons development. He is currently Special Advisor to the UK Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones and Modern Conflict, a UK MoD Defence Opinion Leader, and an adviser to NATO and the United Nations.


He has previously been a Visiting Research Fellow at Stanford University, Yale University, and the University of Oxford and he is Co-founder and Co-Convenor of BISA War Studies, the War Studies section of the British International Studies Association.


James has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the International Journal of Human Rights, International Peacekeeping, International Politics, the Arctic Yearbook, History Today, BBC History Magazine, and BBC World Histories.

His research has been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, CNN, Reuters, Rolling Stone Magazine, ABC News, NPR, Forbes, China Daily, BBC, Wired, and Gizmodo (amongst others).

Having previously focused on publications with academic university presses, he is currently working on his first public focused trade book project and has two new TV series out in 2022.


Twitter: @DrJamesRogers

Instagram: @jamesrogershistory

E-mail: jrg@sam.sdu.dk / JRogers1@lse.ac.uk


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  • Associate Fellow, LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics (2020-)

  • SCANCOR Visiting Research Fellow, Stanford University (2019)

  • Visiting Research Fellow, ISS, Yale University (2018/19)

  • Assistant Professor in War Studies, DIAS, CWS, SDU (2018-)

  • Visiting Research Fellow, RAI, University of Oxford, (2017)

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  • History 

  • History of War

  • Drones and Weapons Technologies

  • Public Speaking 

  • Broadcasting

  • Contemporary Security Policy



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