Dimitris Bourantonis is Professor of International and European Studies at the Department of International and European Εconomic Studies, Athens University of Εconomics and Business. He holds a Political Science Degree and a Law Degree from the University of Athens and a Ph.D. from the University of Reading. He is the Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs at the Athens Univeristy of Economics & Business. He is the former Director of the MSc Program in EUropean Studies at the AUEB.
His research and publications concern analysis of international and European institutions, diplomacy, foreign policy and international history. He is the author of three books (Chairing Multilateral Negotiations: The Case of the United Nations, London: Routledge, 2011; The History and Politics of UN Security CouncilReform, London: Routledge, 2005; The United Nations and the Quest for Nuclear Disarmament, Aldershot: Darmouth, 1993). He has also co-edited five collective volumes (The EU and the non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, London: Palgrave, 2015; the EU Presence in International Organizations, London: Routledge 2011; Multilateralism and Security Institutions in the Era of Globalization, London: Routledge, 2008; A United Nations for the Twenty-First Century, The Hague: Kluwer, 1996, The United Nations in the New World Order, Basingstoke: Macmillan and New York: St Martin Press, 1995).
He has published a large number of articles in academic journals (Government and Opposition, Review of International Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, Cold War History, Cooperation and Conflict, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, International Politics, Security Dialogue, International History Review, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Contemporary British History, International Peacekeeping, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, European Foreign Affairs Review, etc.).
He has also contributed in a large number of collective volumes including the Routledge Handbook of International Organization, the Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions as well as the Handbook on Security and Governance.
For the full CV, see http://www.aueb.gr/users/bourantonis/
Spyros Blavoukos is Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Economic Studies, at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a Degree in International and European Economic Studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business, an MA in European Integration and a Ph.D. in Politics from the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He is the Principal Investigator of the EUNNET Jean Monnet Network.
He has co-authored three books (The Political Economy of the European Periphery, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014; Chairing Multilateral Negotiations: the Case of the United Nations, London:Routledge, 2011; The Last Presidency: Greece in the European Integration and the four Greek Presidencies of the EU, Athens: Papazissis, 2004). He is also the co-editor of two books (The EU and the non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, London: Palgrave, 2015; The EU Presence in International Organizations, London: Routledge, 2011).
He has published several articles in international journals including Government and Opposition, European Foreign Affairs Review, Journal of European Integration, Review of International Studies, West European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Public Policy, European Union Politics, Cold War Studies, South European Society and Politics, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. He has also contributed in a number of collective volumes including the Routledge Handbook of International Organization (London: Routledge, 2013), the Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions (London: Routledge, 2013) as well as the Handbook on Security and Governance (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015).
He has participated in a number of research programs, among which the DOSEI Research Project (‘Domestic Structures and European Integration’) that was the only social sciences project nominated for the ‘2007 Descartes Research Prize for Excellence in Scientific Collaborative Research’.
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Ioannis Galariotis is currently Max Weber Fellow at European University Institute (2015-2017). He is also research associate at Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He also holds a B.Sc. in Economics (University of Athens) and postgraduate degrees in International Political Economy (Newcastle University), European Integration (Essex University) and Economics (Tilburg University). His research interests focus on European integration theory, international relations and methodology of social sciences.
For the full CV, see http://jgalariotis.wixsite.com/igalariotis.
Maria Gianniou received her PhD in History of International Relations from the Sorbonne University in 2006, focusing on the interventions of the EC/EU in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from 1973 to 2000. She also holds a DEA (Msc) in European Studies from the Sorbonne University, and an MSc in International Relations from Southampton University. She has worked as a scientific advisor to the Office of the Secretary General for European Affairs of the Hellenic Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Athens University of Economics and Business. She is also a research fellow at the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory of the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM) and visiting research fellow at the University of the Peloponnese, Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Her work, focusing on the EU’s external action in the Arab-Israeli conflict and its involvement in the wider Mediterranean area has been presented in various international conferences and published in several collective volumes and peer-reviewed journals.
- Galariotis, I.; Gianniou, M.; Iakovidis, I. (2017): Factors and parameters of the EU performance in international organisations : a theoretical framework, EUI Working Paper, 2017/03
- Stavridis, S. & Gianniou, M. (ed.) (2016): Parliamentary Diplomacy in the Mediterranean, Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues, Special Issue, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 2-148, December 2016: http://mq.dukejournals.org/content/current, http://mq.dukejournals.org/
- Stavridis, S., Gianniou, M., Cofelice, A. (2016): EU National Parliaments and the Recognition of Palestine, Comillas Journal of International Relations, No.6.
- Gianniou, M. & Galariotis, I. (2016): The European External Action Service: Towards a More Coherent EU Foreign Policy?, St Antony’s International Review, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 104-119.
- Blavoukos, S., Bourantonis, D., Galariotis, I. & Gianniou, M. (2016): The European Union’s visibility and coherence at the United Nations General Assembly, Global Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2016.1132650
Jan Wouters (°1964) is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). The Centre was recognized in 2016 as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. In Leuven, he teaches public international law, law of international organizations, the law of the World Trade Organization, space law and international humanitarian law. As Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and the College of Europe (Bruges) he teaches EU external relations law. As Adjunct Professor at Columbia University he teaches comparative EU-US perspectives on international human rights law. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, is President of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, and practises law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He is Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations, Deputy Director of the Revue belge de droit international, and an editorial board member in ten other international journals. He has published widely on international and EU law, international organizations and global governance. His recent books include The European Union and Multilateral Governance (2012), International Prosecutors (2012), Informal International Lawmaking (2012), Private Standards and Global Governance (2012), China, the European Union and Global Governance (2012), The EU’s Role in Global Governance (2013), National Human Rights Institutions in Europe (2013), The Law of EU External Relations (2nd ed. 2015), China, the EU and the Developing World (2015), Global Governance of Labour Rights (2015), Global Governance Through Trade: EU Policies and Approaches (2015), The Contribution of International and Supranational Courts to the Rule of Law (2015), Global Governance and Democracy: A Multidisciplinary Analysis (2015) and Armed Conflicts and the Law (2016). Apart from his participation in international scientific panels and networks, he advises various international organizations and governments, trains international officials and is often asked to comment international events in the media. He is coordinator of a large-scale FP7 Programme FRAME, (Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies), and of the Baillet Latour EU China Chair at KU Leuven.
More info: https://www.law.kuleuven.be/iir/eng/staff/Jan_Wouters.html
Prof. Dr. Edith Drieskens is Associate Professor of International Relations at Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) at Leuven University, Belgium. Her work explores the regional dimensions of global governance, notably the EU’s post-Lisbon functioning in international organizations, from both a conceptual (actorness, Normative Market Europe) and theoretical point of view (principal-agent theory). She is the co-editor of Effective Multilateralism: Internal and External Reform Practices (Routledge, 2014) and The Sage Handbook on European Foreign Policy (Sage, 2015). Recent work was published in Journal of European Public Policy (‘Golden or gilded jubilee? A research agenda for actorness’; ‘The EU controls FIFA and UEFA: A Principal-Agent Perspective’ (with Geeraert)), Journal of European Integration (‘Normative Market Europe: The EU as a force for good in international sports governance?’ (with Geeraert)) and Mediterranean Politics (‘One swallow does not make spring: A critical juncture perspective on the EU sanctions in response to the Arab Spring’ (with Boogaerts and Portela)). For the new volume of Blavoukos and Bourantonis on The EU in UN Politics. Actors, Processes and Performance, she explored the EU’s functioning at UNESCO in relation to Palestine’s membership (with De Tavernier).
Homepage, publications and contact details: http://soc.kuleuven.be/lines/staff/staff/00036984
Anna-Luise Chané is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate in Law at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and at the Institute for International Law, University of Leuven. Her research focuses on the relationship between multilateral organizations, in particular the United Nations and the EU, on the EU and human rights, and on human dignity in the case law of international courts and tribunals. She is a researcher on the large-scale FP7 project ‘Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies’ (FRAME). Anna-Luise studied law at the University of Cologne and the University of Leuven and passed her First and Second Juridical State Examination with distinction. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an ERP Scholar of the German Ministry of Economy and Technology and the German National Academic Foundation.’
- Chané A., Sharma A. 2016. Universal Human Rights? Exploring Contestation and Consensus in the UN Human Rights Council.Human Rights & International Legal Discourse. vol.10 (2) , pp. 219-247.
- Wouters J., Chané A. 2016. Brussels Meets Westphalia: The European Union and the United Nations.In The European Union’s External Action in Times of Crisis.Eeckhout P., Lopez-Escudero M. (eds.) Hart Publishing (Oxford) , pp. 299-323.
- Wouters J., Chané A., Odermatt J., Ramopoulos T. 2015. Improving the EU’s Status in the UN and the UN System: an Objective Without a Strategy?.In The European Union in International Organisations and Global Governance: Recent Developments. vol. Kaddous C. (eds.) Hart Publishing (Oxford) , pp. 45-74.
Website at GGS: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/people/00091845.
Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit and co-chair of the Department’s cluster on International Institutions, Law and Ethics. She received her PhD in International Relations from the LSE in 1996. In 1996-97, she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. She joined the LSE’s International Relations Department in September 1997. At the LSE, she teaches courses on the European Union in the World, Europe’s Institutional Order, and the International Politics of EU Enlargement. She has written extensively on the international relations of the EU. Her books include: European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World, 3rd edition (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014); Genocide and the Europeans (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010); and, with Katie Verlin Laatikainen, eds, The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). She has published numerous articles in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, European Foreign Affairs Review, Cooperation and Conflict, and The International Spectator. Further information can be found on her website: https://kesmith1.wordpress.com/
Diana Panke holds the Chair in ‘Multi-Level Governance’ at University of Freiburg. Her research interests include international negotiations, multilateral diplomacy, international norms, institutional deign, comparative regionalism, small states in international affairs, European Union politics as well as compliance and legalization. In these fields, she has published five monographs and more than 30 journal articles (including EJIR, CPS, RIO, Cooperation and Conflict, JCMS, JEPP, WEP, JEP and International Politics).
– Diana Panke, Stefan Lang, Anke Wiedemann (forthcoming): “State & Regional Actors in Complex Governance Systems. Exploring Dynamics of International Negotiations.” In: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. DOI: 10.1177/1369148116669904.
– Diana Panke (forthcoming): “Speech is silver, silence is golden? Examining state activity in international negotiations” In: The Review of International Organizations. DOI: 10.1007/s11558-016-9244-1.
– Diana Panke (forthcoming): “Regional Actors in International Security Negotiations.” In: European Journal for Security Research. DOI: 10.1007/s41125-016-0010-4.
– Diana Panke, Sören Stapel (forthcoming): “Exploring Overlapping Regionalism.” In: Journal of International Relations & Development
– Samuel Brazys, Diana Panke (forthcoming) Why do states change positions in the United Nations General Assembly?. International Political Science Review.
– Diana Panke, Ulrich Petersohn (forthcoming): Norm Challenges and Norm Death: The Inexplicable?. Cooperation and Conflict.
Ingo Henneberg is research associate and lecturer at the University of
Freiburg since March 2014. His dissertation project deals with the role
of regional organizations as conflict manager. His research interests
include foreign and security policy, regional peace & security
cooperation as well as civil wars and structured conflict analysis. His
publications have appeared among others in the International Journal,
the Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis and the German
Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies.
Stefan Lang is a research associate and PhD candidate at the University
of Freiburg. His research interests include international negotiations,
regionalism as well as domestic conflicts and interventions. He is
specialized in quantitative methods. Since November 2013 Stefan works
in the project “Nested Games. Regional Organizations in International
Organizations”. His publications have appeared in the British Journal
of Politics and International Relations, Journal of International
Relations and Development, and in Global Affairs.
Anna Starkmann is a research associate and PhD candidate at the
University of Freiburg. She works in the project “Towards an Increasing
Regionalization of International Politics? Comparing the Development of
External Competencies of Regional Organizations over Time” since
September 2016. Her research interests include environmental governance
and comparative regionalism.
Anke Wiedemann is a research associate and PhD candidate at the
University of Freiburg. She works in the project “Nested Games.
Regional Organizations in International Organizations” since October
2013. Her research interests include comparative regionalism and
interregionalism. Her publications have appeared in the British Journal
of Politics and International Relations, Journal of International
Relations and Development, and in Global Affairs.
Madeleine O. Hosli is Professor of International Relations at Leiden University (PhD 1992). She studied at the Universities of Zürich and St. Gallen (Switzerland), was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, senior lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht), assistant professor at the Free University Amsterdam and joined Leiden University as an associate professor in 2003 (full professor since 2007).
She has held visiting teaching positions at the University of Zürich, the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), Utrecht University College (UCU) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
She is author of The Euro: A Concise Introduction to European Monetary Integration (Lynne Rienner, 2004) and has published in various journals, including International Organization, International Studies Quarterly and the Journal of Common Market Studies. She holds a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam and has coordinated the Multilateral Research Group ‘Decision-Making in the European Union Before and After Lisbon’ (DEUBAL; Jean Monnet Programme, 2010-2012). In 2014-2015 she was the convener of the theme group ‘Explaining Decision-Making in the European Union: Insights from the Natural and the Social Sciences’ (EUDINS) at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS).
Her main research interests are in international political economy, international organisations and European integration.
CV Hosli (2017)
Robert Kissack has been at IBEI since 2008. His research profile is at the intersection of the foreign policy of the European Union (EU) and international organisation. More specifically, it has centred on the EU as an actor in the multilateral system and his book Pursuing Effective Multilateralism (Palgrave 2010) was one of the first in this field. He specialises in examining the capacity of the EU to operate in many different multilateral organisations, including the ILO, FAO, UN General Assembly and Security Council, the WTO and the IMF. He has worked in two research projects in this area, EU-Perform (funded by the European Science Foundation) and EUN-NET, a brand new Jean Monnet Network (2017-2019). He has also worked closely with colleagues at IBEI, including Esther Barbé, Oriol Costa and Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués in many projects on European foreign policy.
For more information, look at: http://www.ibei.org/en/robert-kissack_14297
Tom Delreux is professor of political science and EU politics at the Institut de sciences politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE) at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). He has widely published on the EU’s external relations, EU environmental policy and intra- and inter institutional decision-making in the EU. He is the author of The EU as International Environmental Negotiator (Ashgate 2011), The Foreign Policy of the EU (Palgrave 2014, with Stephan Keukeleire) and Environmental Policy and Politics in the European Union (Palgrave 2016, with Sander Happaerts).
• Keukeleire S., Delreux T. (2015), ‘Competing structural powers and challenges for the EU’s structural foreign policy’ in Global Affairs, 1(1): p. 43-50.
Personal page: http://www.tomdelreux.eu
Katie Verlin Laatikainen is Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University. Her research focuses broadly on international institutions, and her recent publications explore role of the EU at the United Nations. Relevant publications include the co-edited special issue of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy (‘The Politics of UN Multilateralism’, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2017), the two-volume, co-edited The Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy (Sage, 2015), the co-edited Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions (Routledge 2013), The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and the co-authored volume United Nations Politics: International Organization in a Divided World (Prentice-Hall 2007; reissued by Routledge 2015).