Edward Howell

Edward Howell

Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
History and Politics
BA, MPhil (Oxon)

Edward has been a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at New College since January 2020. He obtained a prizewinning double First Class degree in Geography from Brasenose College, University of Oxford, during which time he was Organ Scholar at the college. Edward subsequently gained a prizewinning MPhil in International Relations, also from the University of Oxford. He is also an Economic and Social Research Council Scholar in International Relations, for which he is completing his DPhil. Outside of his research, Edward is an organist, a keen traveller, and enjoys sampling a broad range of cuisine.


Edward teaches undergraduate Politics papers, namely the core paper in International Relations, as well as optional papers on Politics in China, and International Security & Conflict. Edward also supervises theses pertaining to East Asian politics and International Relations. 

Research Interests

Edward’s research is focused on North Korea’s domestic and foreign policies, its nuclear programme and its implications on international order. He frequently contributes to national and international media outlets as an analyst on North and South Korea, and is a contributing writer for The Economist Intelligence Unit. His wider interests lie within East Asian international relations, authoritarian regimes, and international security. A further research interest is in the geographies of air travel. Edward is always eager to discuss any of these areas. 

Selected Publications

EHK Howell, The juche H-bomb? North Korea, nuclear weapons and regime-state survival' International Affairs, 96(4), 2020, 1051-1068 

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