Professor GR Berridge is Emeritus Professor of International Politics at the University of Leicester, where he was the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy. For many years, he was General Editor of the Macmillan series Studies in Diplomacy and Associate Editor (with responsibility for twentieth century diplomatists) of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, to which he remains an adviser. He is the author of numerous books on diplomacy, including the best-selling textbook, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, which is on the short reading list for the US Foreign Service exam, and has been translated into numerous languages, including Chinese. His most recent books include Embassies in Armed Conflict and the third edition (with L. Lloyd) of The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy. Professor Berridge has been an external examiner at many British universities, including London and Durham.