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T.G. Otte


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Areas of Expertise

Modern war and conflict, military intervention and diplomacy (including contemporary affairs); 16th to 20th century diplomatic history; 19th-20th century British and European history; modern politics.

Key Research Interests

I am primarily interested in the history of Great Power relations from the 16th to the 20th centuries.


Professor Thomas Otte teaches Diplomatic, International and Military History.

He has published some twenty-one books, among them Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey (2020) (Book of the Year, New Statesman (2020) and Spectator (2021)) and the award-winning July Crisis: How the World Descended into War, Summer 1914 (CUP, 2014); he has also has published numerous essays in edited collections and articles in leading journals, including the English Historical Review, Historical Journal, and History.

Prof. Otte has been an adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and is an elected member of the Council of the Royal Historial Society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions