Dr Charles Henn was one of the first students of the University College at Buckingham (as the University was originally called), and graduated with a Licence in Arts (Honours) in 1978. He subsequently achieved an MSc at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and an LLM and PhD at Cambridge. He has taught at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and, from 1990 to 2006, at the Graduate School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. He has advised foreign and other ministries of various countries both formally in closed-door sessions and informally through private discussions with seniors. These countries include the UK , France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and major powers in East Asia. His papers circulate as internal papers in these ministries. His research and publications are on international law and global affairs, including contributions to the Guide to International Relations and Diplomacy (London, Continuum: 2002).