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The high quality of the programme rests above all on its participating faculty. Ceris has developed an extensive network of contacts with renowned scholars drawn from leading academic and research institutions and with key experts from international organisations. This pooling of resources provides a high-profile professorial corps which few institutions could provide on their own. Every year, the programme is supported by thirty experts from such academic institutions as the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE, the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Kings College, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, The Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies Geneva, American Universities such as Johns Hopkins, UCLA or Harvard.

Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and political Science – LSE, and holder of the Emirates Professorship in Contemporary Middle East Studies. He was also the inaugural Director of the LSE Middle East Centre from 2010 until 2013. Professor Fawaz A. Gerges’ most recent books include Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Popular Resistance and Marginalised Activism beyond the Arab Uprisings (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2015); The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, January 2014) and Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment? (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013). On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 , Oxford University Press released Professor Fawaz A. Gerges’ book, The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda. Gerges’ New Book: Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East (Princeton University Press, March 2018). Gerges’ Upcoming Book: The Hundred-Year-War for Control of the Middle East, 1918-2018 (Princeton University Press, 2019).

Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS (LSE’s foreign Policy Think Tank). In a 2014 international survey, IDEAS was ranked 2nd in the world amongst the best university affiliated Think Tanks. Professor Michael Cox is Emeritus professor of International Relations at LSE and guest professor at CERIS, since the early nineties. He has also held several senior professional positions in the field of international relations including chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), member of the Executive Committee of the British International Studies Association and of The Irish National Committee for the Study of International Affairs. Since joining the LSE he has also acted as Academic Director of both the LSE-PKU Summer School and of the Executive Summer School. In 2011, he launched a new Executive Masters in Global Strategy designed to teach senior foreign policy practitioners. He also serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and has been Editor of several leading journals in IR, including The Review of International Studies, International Relations, Cold War History, and International Politics. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over twenty books including US Foreign policy and democracy promotion: US Foreign policy and democracy promotion: From Theodore Roosevelt to Barak Obama (2013); The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2012); Us Foreign policy (Oxford University Press, 2012). Professor Cox has spoken worldwide over the last twenty years to senior executives, business people, military and intelligence personnel and government organizations in Brussels, Beijing, Paris, Canberra, London, Rome, Madrid, Washington, Boston and New York. He has spoken on a range of contemporary global issues, with a special focus on US foreign policy, the state of Transatlantic relationship, the role of the United States in the international economy, the rise of Asia and the longer term problems facing the European Union.

Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova is Director of City Political Economy Research Centre-CITYPERC. She is a research specialist in International Political Economy. Her areas of interest cover finance and financial crises, globalisation and governance and her current research focuses on the themes of global financial fragility and crises, the formation of financial and monetary policies, and the process of capitalist evolution in Russia and other FSU countries. She currently teaches at the School of Social Sciences of the City University in London at undergraduate and PG level. She is a former lecturer at the Centre for Global Political Economy of the University of Sussex. Professor Nesvetailova is the author of Fragile Finance: Debt, Speculation and Crisis in the Age of Global Credit (Palgrave, 2007) and Financial Alchemy in Crisis: The Great Liquidity Illusion (Pluto, 2010). She is a co-editor of Global Finance in the New Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), International Political Economy: A Reader (Sage, 2007), and author of academic and media articles on finance and political economy. Video Link : Global Financial Crisis: Why does it happen again & again?

Richard Caplan is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies. He is also an Official Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford University. His principal research interests are concerned with international organisations and conflict management, with a particular focus on peacekeeping and ‘post-conflict’ peace- and state-building. He is the author and editor of several books, among them Europe’s New Nationalism: States and Minorities in Conflict (Oxford University Press, 1996); A New Trusteeship? The International Administration of War-torn Territories (IISS/Routledge, 2002); Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia (Cambridge University Press, 2005); International Governance of War-torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2005); and Exit Strategies and State Building (Oxford University Press, 2012). Professor Caplan has served as a Specialist-Advisor to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs in the UK House of Commons; a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); and New York Director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). He has also served as a consultant to the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and to various national governments. He has also been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fragile States. Prof Caplan has held fellowships and received, grants rom the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the US Institute of Peace, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Folke Bernadotte Academy. He has held visiting positions at SciencesPo (Paris), the University of Konstanz, Princeton University, and the European University Institute (EUI). VIDEO Richard Caplan : Mesuring Peace Consolidation


Professor Amelia Hadfield joined the University of Surrey in January 2019 as Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs. Previously she worked as Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Canterbury Christ Church Uni (2013-2018), after positions in Brussels at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Institute for European Studies, where she directed the Euromaster degree, as well as the Educational Development (EDU). Amelia is a long-standing Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs, allowing her to successfully obtain Erasmus+ funding for the University of Surrey’s Centre for Britain and Europe (based in the Department of Politics), establishing it in 2020 as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Amelia’s researching, teaching, consulting & postgrad supervising covers a wide range of areas on EU foreign and security policy, as well as new forms of EU-UK relations. These include Common Foreign and Security Policy, Common Security and Defence Policy, EU-US and EU-Canada relations, EU-Russia relations, EU Neighbourhood Policy, EU Development policy (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa), as well as Arctic & northern governance issues. Additional areas of interest include foreign policy analysis, international and diplomatic history, the role of sovereignty in political history, International Relations theory, international political economy, public policy analysis, the Commonwealth and EU education policy. Amelia is regularly called upon as a guest speaker, external supervisor, research partner, consultant and media pundit on areas of EU foreign affairs, and of late, EU-UK relations. 

Rik Coolsaet is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Ghent University (Belgium) and Senior Associate Fellow at the Egmont Institute (Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels. He was appointed a member of the original European Commission Expert Group on Violent Radicalisation (established 2006) and the subsequent European Network of Experts on Radicalisation (ENER). Until October 2015, he was chaire of the Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS), one of the research groups within the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. rom 2002 to 2009, he served as Director of the ‘Security & Global Governance’ Program at the Egmont Institute. Earlier, he has held several high-ranking official positions, such as deputy chief of the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Defence (1988–1992) and deputy chief of the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992–1995).

Jacques Rupnik is Director of Research at CERI (Centre for International Studies and Research) at Sciences-Po, Paris He is a professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University. After finishing his studies in History at the Sorbonne and Politics at Sciences-Po in 1972, he completed his MA in Soviet Studies at Harvard University in 1974, and his PhD (History of International Relations) at the Sorbonne (University Paris I, 1978). Jacques Rupnik was Executive Director of the International Commission on the Balkans and drafter of its report, Unfinished Peace, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1996. His recent work has focused on democratization and European integration of East-Central Europe, nationalism and post-conflict reconciliation in the Balkans. His publications include: 1989: Europe and the World transformed (with C. Lequesne) (London, Routledge, 2011); Les banlieues de l’Europe. Les politiques de voisinage de l’Union européenne (Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2007). He has co-authored The Kosovo Report. Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned, Report of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000).

Jamie Shea is Professor of Strategy and Security within the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter (since September 2018). He is also a Senior Fellow responsible for security and defence programmes at Friends of Europe and a Senior Advisor with the European Policy Centre.  Both of these think tanks are based in Brussels. He holds two other academic positions:  Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and Security at the Institute of European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; Visiting Professor, Department of Politics at the University of Surrey. Jamie Shea also serves as Secretary General of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) and is an Associate Fellow of the International Security Programme at Chatham House, United Kingdom.  He is also a member of the Senior Mentors group, advising the NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters at SHAPE, Belgium. Jamie Shea was awarded a CMG in the New Year’s Honours list 2020.

Mr. Nicholas Williams, OBE is a Senior Associate Fellow for the European Leadership Network (ELN). He was a long-serving member of NATO’s International Staff, most recently as Head of Operations for Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to this, Nick served in senior positions in NATO, EU, and British missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Iraq. He began his career in the British Ministry of Defence working on defence policy and planning issues, with multiple secondments to NATO functions during the Cold War and to the French Ministry of Defence in its aftermath. Mr Nicholas Williams is a member of the Academic Board of CERIS-ULB Diplomatic School of Brussels.

Mr. Ted Whiteside was formerly the Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy (Until 2016). He was responsible for guiding the Alliance’s public diplomacy strategies, and overseeing their implementation in member nations and partner countries. Before taking up his duties he was Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, and Director of the NATO Ministerial and Summit Task Force in Brussels, and before that he held the position of Director of the NATO Weapons of Mass Destruction Centre. Mr. Whiteside was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for the negotiations conducted with the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a Graduate of the NATO Defense College, did postgraduate studies in International Politics in Brussels, and holds an M.A. rom the University of Montréal and a B.A. rom York University.

Mr. Robert Cooper is the author of The Post-Modern State (2002), and implicitly of the doctrine of “new liberal imperialism” that influenced Tony Blair’s thoughts, he is a Senior British diplomat and a former Director-General at the Council of the EU. Mr. Cooper joined the Diplomatic service of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1970. He worked mainly at the British embassies of Bonn and Tokyo before being nominated as Head of the Policy Planning Staff. Afterwards he was promoted to the position of Deputy Secretary for Defence and Overseas Affairs. Before entering the Council of the EU he was the UK’s Special Representative in Afghanistan. Cooper is currently a member of the steering committee in charge of drafting Catherine Ashton’s proposals for the structure of EU’s European External Action Service.

Economist (ULg, UCL, Harvard), Pierre Defraigne was a European civil servant (1970-2005). He retired as Deputy Director-General in DG Trade in March 2005, after having been Head of Cabinet for Pascal Lamy, European Commissioner for Trade (1999-2002). Previously, he was Director for North-South Relations, and Head of Cabinet for Etienne Davignon, Vice-President of the European Commission (1977-1983). He has set up the Brussels branch of the French Institute for International Relations (Eur-Ifri), which he managed (2005-2008). Pierre Defraigne is currently the Executive Director of the Madariaga – College of Europe Centre since 2008. Pierre Defraigne is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and at Sciences Po Paris (Paris School of International Affairs). Pierre Defraigne regularly publishes on EU-China relations, eurozone governance and macroeconomic issues through the Centre’s Madariaga Papers. He also frequently publishes articles in numerous newspapers and journals and is invited to speak at conferences as well as interviewed by television and radio stations.

Daniel Large is professor at Central European University (CEU). Before joining SPP, Dr. Large was research director of the Africa-Asia Centre, Royal African Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has been a research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs, a visiting researcher at the Danish Institute of International Studies, a visiting lecturer at the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS), Brussels, and project director of the Rift Valley institute’s digital Sudan Open Archive.  He has also worked for or consulted with a variety of international organizations. Dr. Large is a currently a Fellow of the China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-CARI), and a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute. His research interests include the politics of development, security and intervention; China and India’s relations with Africa; African politics and international politics (particularly east and north Africa); and the politics of the global South. At SPP, Dr. Large teaches the core course Introduction to Global Governance and Public Policy and elective courses covering the politics of the global South. He is also the Public Policy Track Representative in CEU’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations.  His recent publications include New Directions in the Study of Africa-China Relations (London: Routledge, 2018).

Christian-Marc Lifländer, head of the NATO Cyber Defence Section. Mr. Christian-Marc Lifländer serves as the senior cyber policy official of NATO’s International Staff. As head of the Cyber Defence Section, he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of cyber defence policy across NATO. Before joining NATO, Mr. Lifländer held executive and senior advisory level positions within the Estonian Ministry of Defence, including Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Policy, Director of Policy Planning, and Adviser to the Minister of Defence. Mr. Lifländer also served as a Defence Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the United States and as a Defence Counselor at the Delegation of the Republic of Estonia to NATO. He received a direct commission in the Estonian Defense Forces (Infantry) and has been awarded the Estonian Defence Forces Distinguished Service Decoration as well as Distinguished Service Decorations of the Estonian Ministry of Defence. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering – the United States Military Academy, West Point. Mr. Lifländer received his Master of Arts in Security Studies in Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies (CSS).

Tanguy Struye de Swielande is professor in International relations at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) and at the Royal Military Academy, where he teachs Geopolitics, International Relations Théories and Foreign Policy Analysis. He also coordinates the Baillet Latour Chair “European Union-China”. Since september 2016, he is the Director of the “Centre d’Etude des Crises et des Conflits Internationaux” – CECRI. Professor Tanguy Struye de Swielande is the founder of “Genesys Network for Geopolitical Studies” and he is the co-founder of the “Réseau Multidisciplinaire d’Etudes Stratégiques“. He also research fellow at “Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations”. His area of expertise : great power’s relations, geopolitics, geoeconomy, foreign policy analysis, international relations, security and defense policy, new actors in international relations.  Professor Tanguy Struye de Swielande is a member of the Academic Board of CERIS-ULB Diplomatic School of Brussels.

Barbara Hogenboom is Associate Professor of Political Science. For her doctoral research Mexico and the NAFTA Environment Debate. The Transnational Politics of Economic Integration she received the award for the Best Dutch Political Science Dissertation of the year 1998. 

She is the coordinator of ENGOV the collaborative research project ‘Environmental Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use’, funded by the European Commission (FP7). 

She is review editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Developing Societies, and member of the editorial board of the CEDLA Latin America Studies (CLAS) book Series published by Berghahn Books. Research interests: Her main fields of interest are contemporary politics and the governance of development, studied the angle of international political economy. Her research is on the political dimensions of Latin America’s development policies and practices; environmental conflicts and governance; effects of economic and political globalization and regionalization; and the role of social movements and corporate actors.

Professor Neil Robinson is a Senior lecturer in Politics at the University of Limerick, where he is the course Director of the Bachelor in Politics and International Relations. He is a specialist in the fields of Russian and post-communist politics, particularly the political economy of post-communism and post-communist state building. He is the author of Ideology and the collapse of the Soviet system. He is equally the editor or co-editor of Institutions and political change in Russia, (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000), Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), (Aidan Hehir) State-building. Theory and practice, (London and New York: Routledge, 2007), and (with Todd Landman), The Sage handbook of comparative politics, (London: Sage, 2009). M. Robinson taught previously at the Universities of York and Essex. He is the author of articles in several journals including Soviet Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Political Studies, The Journal of Communist Studies and Transitional Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Demokratizatsiay, Review of International Political Economy.

Professor Guy Olivier Faure is an expert in the field of International Negotiation. He is a Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne University, Paris V, Department of Social Sciences. He is also a visiting professor in a significant number of Universities all over the world. He lectured in various countries in Europe, in the US, in China and Latin America. His works have been received very well by the public and have been translated in nine languages. Professor Guy Olivier Faure has authored, co-authored and edited 19 books and over 120 articles. His works have been published in twelve different languages. He is referenced in the Diplomat’s Dictionary published by the United States Peace Press, Washington, 1997. His publications including: Negotiating with terrorists: strategy tactics and politics (Taylor & Francis Group, 2010, co authored by William Zartman), La Negociation: regards sur sa diversité (Publibook, 2005), How people negotiate: resolving disputes in different cultures (Springer, 2003), etc. Moreover, he is a member of the editorial board of three major international journals: Negotiation Journal (Harvard, Cambridge); Group Decision and Negotiation (New York); International Negotiation (Washington).

Professor Ronen Palan (BSc. Econ, LSE, PhD LSE) joined City University London in September 2012. Prior to this he has been a professor of IPE at the University of Birmingham and Sussex University, and a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was a visiting professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and York University, Canada. He was also a founding editor of the Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) and member of the Fellow and Promotion Committee at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton. Professor’s Palan’s work lies at the intersection between international relations, political economy, political theory, sociology and human geography. He wrote a number of books and numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries on the subject of Offshore and Tax havens, state theory and international political economic theory. His work has been translated to Chinese, simple and complex characters, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Azeri and Czech.

Professor Sven Biscop is the Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, which he joined in 2002, and a Professor at Ghent University. His research and teaching focus on the strategies of the European Union, NATO, and their Member States. Sven regularly lectures for the EU’s European Security and Defence College (ESDC), as well as in various European and American staff colleges, and at the People’s University of China in Beijing. Sven also is a Senior Associate Fellow of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy and of the Baltic Defence College. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and of the Clausewitz Society. Sven’s latest book is European Strategy in the 21st Century – New Future for Old Power (Routledge, 2019). Sven Biscop has been honoured with the cross of Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium, 2020) and the Grand Decoration of Honour (Austria, 2017). In 2015, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Sven was made an Honorary Fellow of the ESDC.

Remco Breuker is Professor of Korean Studies at Leiden University. He has published extensively on Korean and Northeast Asian history and is a frequent commentator in the print media, on TV and on the radio about Korean affairs. He is the author of Forging the Truth: Creative Deception and National Identity in Medieval Korea (East Asian History 35, 2008) and Establishing a Pluralist Society in Medieval Korea, 918-1170: History, Ideology and Identity in the Koryŏ Dynasty (Brill, 2010). He has also published several translations of modern South Korean literature into Dutch. Breuker is the founder of Leiden Initiative on Northern Korea, a platform that seeks to study northern and North Korea in its historical and linguistic context. Professor Remco dr. Breuker is the director of the Modern East Asia Research Centre – MEARC.

Dr Luca Tardelli is the Executive Programme Convener of the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy. Dr Tardelli holds a PhD in International Relations – LSE. His dissertation examined the role played by political elite ties in shaping US military interventions in internal conflicts and revolutions. Dr Tardelli graduated in International Relations – University of Bologna (Forli Campus). He holds a MA in War Studies at King’s College London and a MSc in International Relations – LSE. Before joining IDEAS, he worked at the Middle East Division of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a research assistant at the University of Bologna, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and jointly for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). At IDEAS, Dr Tardelli teaches on the executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy and is also responsible for the organisation of the programme.

Dr Stefano Pagliari‘s research concentrates on the field of international political economy, and in particular on the political economy of financial regulation. He has written on a number of issues related to the politics of the international monetary and financial system, such as financial industry lobbying, regulatory capture, EU-US financial diplomacy, and international financial institutions. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals including International Organization, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, Journal of European Integration. Before joining City University London in July 2013, Dr Pagliari was a Fellow in International Political Economy in the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics & Political Science – LSE, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University.

Professor Howard Nicholas is a Sri Lankan economist and social scientist, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. His areas of interest are non-neoclassical economics, capacity building for economics related policy and business decision making. Among his publications we cite: Macroeconomic dynamics of the Surinamese economy (Teaching case study, Lim A Po Institute, Suriname, 2009), ‘Inflation in Sri Lanka: Ideology vs reality’ (chapter contribution in felicitation volume for Prof. W.D. Lakshman. University of Colombo) ‘, in W.M. Wimalaratne (ed) The Economics of Professor W.D. Lakshman, (University of Colombo, 2008), “World Economic Crisis, Deflation, Recession, and the Coming Shift in the Balance of Global Economic Power” (Paper presented at Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka, October, 2008). M. Nicholas publishes also in Development and Change, the revue of the ISS and is a contributor to several national and international journals, his comments concerning mainly the status and future evolutions of the Sri Lankan economy.

Professor Marc Bossuyt is the President of the Academic & Scientific Board of CERIS (since 2016). He is ” docteur en droit ” of the University of Ghent and ” docteur ès sciences politiques ” of the University of Geneva. He is a specialist in the field of international law and human rights. He has consecutively performed the following functions: Human Rights Officer at the United Nations (1975-1977); member (1981-1985, 1992-1999, 2004-2006) and president (2006) of the UN Sub-Commission on the Protection and the Promotion of Human Rights; representative of Belgium (1986-1991) and president (1989) of the UN Commission on Human Rights; member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (2000-2003; 2014-); Commissioner General for refugees and stateless persons (1987-1997); member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (since 2004). Professor Marc Bossuyt is also Emeritus Professor of the University of Antwerp (since 2007) and Emeritus President of the Constitutional Court of Belgium (since 2014).

Professor Timothy J. Dunne is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and at The University of Queensland, Australia, where he is also Professor of International Relations in the School of Political Science. He was previously professor of International Relations and Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. As a theorist, Dunne has written on many paradigms, but his primary theoretical interest is in the English school.  International Journal of Human Rights, He has served as an associate editor for several journals, including the Review of International Studies, the International Journal of Human Rights, and was an editor of  the European Journal of international Relations (which is in the top 5 journals in the world for impact, according to the Journal Citation Reports). Professor Dunne completed his undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia in 1989 and received his MPhil and DPhil in International Relations at St Antony’s College, Oxford. His theoretical research interests connect to an applied agenda. He has published widely on human rights, on foreign policy (with particular reference to the United Kingdom), on the changing dynamics of world order after 9/11, and on global responsibility for the protection of human rights. He writes for UK and international media, including The Guardian. Recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect (co-edited with Alex J. Bellamy, 2016), The Globalization of International Society (co-edited with Christian Reus-Smit in 2017), and a new edition (with Ian Hall) of Herbert Butterfield and Martin Wight (eds.), Diplomatic Investigations: Essays in the Theory of International Politics (2019). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia.

Professor Yoko Kawato obtained a PhD in Political Science at the University of Washington in March 2010. She also holds a Master in the same University of Political Science and a BA in International Relations with honors at Brown University. His area of ​​expertise includes security in Asia, alliance politics and civil-military relations. His doctoral research focused on US military bases and challenges they raise in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines, focusing especially on the normative arguments of the protesters and their impact on vis-à-vis policy bases. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the subject for the collection Studies in Asian Security published by Stanford University Press, with the support of East West Center. She has published book chapters on non-profit organizations in Japan and relations between the state and civil society.

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