Mr Ronan  Mainprize

Mr Ronan Mainprize

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of International History

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Tuesday 2pm - 3pm
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Key Expertise
Intelligence, Foreign policy, Military History, International Security

About me

Ronan Mainprize is a Guest Teacher at the LSE and a PhD Candidate at the University of Warwick.

He is currently completing his doctoral thesis on the role of the CIA in Lyndon Johnson’s foreign policy in Latin America, the Middle East, and South East Asia. The thesis analyses the performance of the Agency in key intelligence cycle functions, and examines the way intelligence was used, abused, and neglected by the Johnson administration.

Ronan is supervised by Professor Christopher Moran and Professor Richard Aldrich, and was awarded a PAIS scholarship for his research.

Expertise Details

The CIA; Lyndon Johnson’s foreign policy; the Vietnam War; the US and the Middle East; US national security


  • University of Warwick Cyber Security GRP Early Career Fellowship (2023)
  • Advance Higher Education Fellowship (FHEA) (2022)
  • PAIS PhD Scholarship (2020 – 2024



Ronan Mainprize teaches the following courses at undergraduate level:

HY116: International Politics since 1914: Peace and War

HY245: The United States and the World since 1776