Co-author of The Mind Map Book, Barry Buzan is research Professor of International Studies at the University of Westminster, and a Project Director at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI). Up to September 1995 he was Professor of International Studies at the University of Warwick, during 1993 he was visiting professor at the International University of Japan, and in 1997-8 he was Olof Palme Visiting Professor in Sweden. He was Chairman of the British International Studies Association 1988-90, Vice-President of the (North American) International Studies Association 1993-4, and founding Secretary of the International Studies Co-ordinating Committee 1994-8.
He took his first degree at the University of British Columbia (1968), and his doctorate at the London School of Economics (1973). In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the British Academy. He has written, co-authored or edited more than a dozen books, written or co-authored more than fifty articles and chapters, and lectured, broadcast or presented papers in twenty countries. In addition to writing about international relations and security theory, he has engaged in the public policy debates about security in Europe, South Asia, Southern Africa and East Asia.