James is a Historian, Writer, & Broadcaster. He works with Dan Snow’s History Hit TV, the BBC, History Channel 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 is the presenter of the Untold History series on Dan Snow’s History Hit TV. Commissioned for its second series, Untold History tracks the secret and silenced aspects of world history.


James also advises governments and international organisations. He is currently Special Advisor to the UK Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones, a UK MoD Defence Opinion Leader, and an adviser to the United Nations.


He has previously been a Visiting Research Fellow at Stanford University, Yale University, and the University of Oxford. James is the Co-founder and Co-Convenor of BISA War Studies, the War Studies section of the British International Studies Association. His work has appeared in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the International Journal of Human Rights, International Peacekeeping, History Today, BBC History Magazine, and BBC World Histories (amongst others).

James’ research has been featured by the Washington Post, Economist, CNN, Reuters, the Guardian, Rolling Stone Magazine, ABC News, Wired, and Gizmodo.

His latest book on the history of Drone Warfare is available for pre-order HERE.



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

Agent: Adam Gauntlett, PFD - agauntlett@pfd.co.uk

  • 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)

  • History

  • History of Warfare

  • Drones and New Technologies

  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

  • Contemporary Security Issues



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