Before joining SPP, Dr. Large was research director of the Africa-Asia Centre, Royal African Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has been a research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs, a visiting researcher at the Danish Institute of International Studies, a visiting lecturer at the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques, Brussels, and project director of the Rift Valley institute’s digital Sudan Open Archive (www.sudanarchive.net). He has also worked for or consulted with a variety of international organizations.
Dr. Large is a currently a Fellow of the China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-CARI), and a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute.
His research interests include the politics of development, security and intervention; China and India's relations with Africa; African politics and international politics (particularly east and north Africa); and the politics of the global South.
At SPP, Dr. Large teaches the core course Introduction to Global Governance and Public Policy and elective courses covering the politics of the global South. He is also the Public Policy Track Representative in CEU's Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations.
His recent publications include New Directions in the Study of Africa-China Relations (London: Routledge, 2018), co-edited, with Chris Alden.