Editor of the Round Table Journal




After sixteen years of distinguished editorship, Dr Venkat Iyer is stepping down as editor of The Round Table at the end of 2024.

Following an open competition and selection process, Professor Sue Onslow has been appointed to serve as editor from 1 January 2025.

Dr Iyer is a barrister, mediator, and legal academic based at the School of Law at Ulster University. He is a specialist in media law and in legal education, and has acted as a consultant to a number of governments, private corporations, and non-governmental organisations. He has been editor of The Round Table since January 2009, during which time he has enhanced the journal’s reputation for quality and interest, and has overseen such innovations as the introduction of opinion pieces.

Professor Onslow is a visiting professor at King’s College London. A leading oral history practitioner, she taught at the LSE and KCL before moving to the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, in 2012, initially as lead interviewer on ‘An Oral History of the Modern Commonwealth’, and subsequently as deputy director then director, until 2023. She has published widely on southern Africa, non-alignment, and the Commonwealth, and is currently writing a book on the Commonwealth in the Cold War era.

Founded in 1910, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs (from January 2025 The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and Policy Studies) is the oldest English-language international affairs journal, and provides analysis and commentary on all aspects of international relations and policy studies from a Commonwealth perspective. The journal is widely regarded as the major source for coverage of the policy issues concerning the contemporary Commonwealth.

For more information, see https://www.commonwealthroundtable.co.uk/.

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