Karim Maher Abadir – Imperial College London
Karim Maher Abadir is Professor of Financial Econometrics at Imperial College London since 2005, where he was in charge of recruiting from 2006 then Group Head from 2007 to 2008 for Finance and Accounting academics. He has also taught at the American University in Cairo, University of Oxford, University of Exeter, and the University of York where he held a joint Chair between the departments of Mathematics and Economics from 1996 to 2005 and was the Head of the Statistics Group. He is a holder of two Econometric Theory awards and various large grants, having authored over 60 academic articles in leading academic journals and two books. He was a Founding Editor of the Royal Economic Society’s Econometrics Journal for 10 years and is an Associate Editor of many journals. He sits on the College of Peer Reviewers for many countries’ funding bodies. Karim is a founding member of the Egyptian liberal party “Al Masreyeen El Ahrrar”, and member of its Political Bureau.
Amir Abedi – Western Washington University
Amir Abedi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Washington University. His research interests include political parties and party systems in advanced industrial democracies and western European politics. He is the author ofAnti-Political Establishment Parties: A comparative analysis (Routledge, 2004) and has published his research in, among others, the European Journal of Political Research,German Politics, and Parliamentary Affairs.
Cornelius Adebahr – German Council on Foreign Relations
Dr Cornelius Adebahr is a political analyst and entrepreneur based in Tehran and Berlin. He is an associate fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and a lecturer at the Faculty for World Studies at Tehran University.
Claire L. Adida – University of California, San Diego
Claire Adida is an Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research is in Comparative Politics, and more specifically in the study of ethnicity and identity, government and non-state provision of public goods, inter-group cooperation and violence, and trust and informal institutions.
Alexandre Afonso - King’s College London
Alexandre Afonso is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. His research interests are comparative politics, labour mobility, industrial relations and welfare state reforms. His book Social Concertation in Times of Austerity is forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press.
Tawhida Ahmed - University of Reading
Dr Tawhida Ahmed is a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Reading. Her areas of interest include EU Law; International Law; human rights; minority rights. She is the author of The Impact of EU law on Minority Rights (Hart, 2011).
Annika Ahtonen – European Policy Centre
Annika Ahtonen is a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in the Europe’s Political Economy Programme. She specialises in the EU’s health, energy and environmental policies, and regularly writes and speaks on these topics. She coordinates the EPC’s health activities under the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES). She has also been strongly involved in the work of the EPC’s Task Forces on Climate Change Adaptation and Eco-Efficiency, and coordinates EPC activities on resource efficiency and eco-innovation, energy, climate change and environmental issues.
Jeffrey C. Alexander – Yale University / University of Cambridge
Jeffrey C. Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University and the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge. His recent publications include The Dark Side of Modernity (Polity Press, 2013), Trauma: a Social Theory (Polity Press, 2012), Performative Revolution in Egypt: An Essay in Cultural Power (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011), and Performance and Power(Polity Press, 2011).
Kern Alexander – University of Cambridge Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy and the University of Zurich
Kern Alexander is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis & Policy (CFAP), Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. In 2009, he was appointed to the Professorial Chair for Law and Finance at the University of Zurich. He is co-author of Global Governance of Financial Systems: The International Regulation of Systemic Risk (OUP, 2005). His research interests include international financial regulation and the historical development of the International Financial Institutions (BIS and IMF); the development of globalised financial markets and its impact on the strategies and management practices of multinational enterprises.
Marta Andreasen is a former Member of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom Independence Party. She previously worked as Accountant for the European Commission.
Aikaterini Andronikidou –Queen’s University Belfast
Aikaterini Andronikidou is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on human rights and social movements. She is currently investigating rioting in Western Europe.
Leila Alieva - Center for National and International Studies
Leila Alieva is a Baku-based political analyst and the founder of the Center for National and International Studies. She has held research fellowships at Harvard University, Berkeley, the Woodrow Wilson Center, Johns Hopkins University, NATO Defence College and the National Endowment for Democracy. Her publications include Integrative Processes in the South Caucasus and their Security Implications (2006) and The EU and the South Caucasus (2006) and she has also written about security, conflicts and politics in the South Caucasus for various publications including the Journal of Democracy and Jane’s Intelligence Review.
Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and Risk Regulation at École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris) and Adjunct Professor of Global Risk Regulation at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also Managing Editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (EJRR)
Sonia Alonso – Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
Sonia Alonso is a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
Alexander Alvaro has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Free Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, since 2004. He has served on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and is Vice-President of the Committee on Budgets. His main areas of interest are freedom, justice and security across Europe, as well as citizen’s rights to mobility and privacy, He is also a member of the EU40, the association of MEPs and EU officials under the age of 40.
Jan Joel Andersson – Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Dr. Jan Joel Andersson is Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm and Dragas Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, USA.
Tom Angier – University of St Andrews
Tom Angier is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. His research focus is on Ethics and Political Theory, with a specific interest in Ancient Greek approaches. His publications include, Techne in Aristotle’s Ethics: Crafting the Moral Life (Continuum, 2010) and, Either Kierkegaard/Or Nietzsche: Moral Philosophy in a New Key (Ashgate, 2006).
Nicholas Apergis – University of Piraeus
Nicholas Apergis is a Professor in the Department of Banking and Financial Management at the Universityof Piraeus. His research interests are within Macroeconomics and International Financial Markets. He is the Editor of the International Journal of Economic Research and a member of the Editorial Board in International Advances of Economic Research as well as in the Journal of Economics and Finance.
Amnon Aran – City University, London
Amnon Aran is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Politics, City University, London. His main research interests lie in the international relations of the Middle East, with special reference to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the foreign policy of Middle Eastern states. His work also engages with International Relations theory, particularly foreign policy analysis and globalisation. Dr Aran has also contributed to policy-making forums through his work with the European Union’s Middle East Peace Task Force, ETN Zurich, Oxford Analytica, and he has commentated on Middle Eastern affairs for the BBC, Bloomberg and CCTV. His most recent book is – Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches (Routledge, 2011).
Gizem Arikan – Yasar University
Gizem Arikan is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey. Her research focuses on the effect of political culture and values on public opinion and policy. She also conducts research on religiosity and attitudes toward democracy.
Sveinung Arnesen – University of Bergen
Sveinung Arnesen is a senior researcher at the UNI Rokkan Centre for Social Research, and holds a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Bergen. His research interests include electoral behavior and election forecasting, civil society and the voluntary sector, and the legitimacy of collective decisions. You can follow Sveinung on Twitter @sveinungarnesen
Kai Arzheimer – University of Mainz
Kai Arzheimer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz. His research interests include Comparative Politics, German Politics, and Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe. He tweets @kai_arzheimer
Anna Aspelund – University of Helsinki
Anna Aspelund is a PhD candidate at the University of Helsinki. She is particularly interested in the psychology of political ideology.
Robert D. Atkinson
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based policy think tank. He is also author ofInnovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012), the book, The Past And Future Of America’s Economy: Long Waves Of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005), and the State New Economy Index series.
Sir Tony Atkinson is a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. Previously he has taught at Churchill College, Cambridge, as well as at the London School of Economics, of which he is an honorary fellow, and University College, London. His most recent books are, The changing distribution of earnings in OECD countries. (Oxford University Press 2008), and (with B Cantillon, E Marlier and B Nolan) Social indicators: The EU and social inclusion, (Oxford University Press (2002).
Gabriel Badescu – Babes-Bolyai University
Gabriel Badescu is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, and Chair of the Political Science Department at Babes-Bolyai University. He is also Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy.
Adam Balcer – demosEUROPA Centre for European Strategy
Adam Balcer is Programme Director “EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood” at demosEUROPA Centre for European Strategy. He graduated from the Centre for East European Studies (M.A) and in the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, the University of Warsaw.Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the Centre for East European Studies, the University of Warsaw. He was an expert at the Department of Central Europe (Balkan section) and Project Leader “Turkey after the launch of EU accession negotiations – foreign policy and internal affairs” at the Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw. He published numerous articles and reports on Balkans, Turkey, the CIS and the Black Sea.
Tim Bale – University of Sussex
Tim Bale, author of The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron (Polity, 2010) is currently Professor of Politics at Sussex University but will be moving to Queen Mary, University of London in September – the same month that sees the publication of his new book, The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change (OUP, 2012).
Gergő Medve-Bálint – Central European University
Gergő Medve-Bálint is a PhD student at the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University. He is also a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Matteo Barigozzi – LSE Department of Statistics
Matteo Barigozzi is a Lecturer in Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has a PhD in Economics from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa.
Julien Barnes-Dacey – European Council on Foreign Relations
Julien Barnes-Dacey is a senior policy fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has been based across the Middle East as a journalist, including three years in Syria where he wrote for the Wall Street Journal and Christian Science Monitor.
Pedro Pita Barros – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Pedro Pita Barros is a professor of the Nova School of Business and Economics, at theUniversidade Nova de Lisboa and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. His research interests are health economics, economic regulation and competition policy. He is currently chief editor of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. He has also been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority (2005-2006).
Mikkel Barslund – Centre for European Policy Studies
Mikkel Barslund is a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Copenhagen and an M.Sc. in environmental economics from University College London. Prior to joining CEPS he worked as a senior economist at the Danish Economic Councils and as a Research Fellow at KU Leuven.
Karlo Basta – Memorial University, Canada
Karlo Basta is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Political Science at Memorial University in Canada. He research covers institutional management of difference in multinational states. Most of his work examines the origins and impact of federal institutions in ethnically complex societies.
Stefan Bauchowitz – LSE International Development
Stefan Bauchowitz holds an MA in European Studies from K.U. Leuven and an MRes in Political Science from LSE. He is currently pursuing a PhD in International Development at the LSE. His research focuses on the role of oil and mining companies in developing countries and efforts to regulate their behaviour.
Burcu Baykurt - Columbia University
Burcu Baykurt is a Ph.D. student in Communications at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she studied Political Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London and completed her M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She tweets as @burcubaykurt.
Peter Becker – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Peter Becker is a Senior Associate in SWP’s European Integration Division. His current research interest include European budget negotiations, European Cohesion policy and the European strategy for growth and employment, Europe 2020.
Michael Lewis-Beck is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, USA. His main interests are comparative elections, forecasting, political economy and quantitative methodology. He has authored or co-authored over 180 articles and books, including American Voter Revisited and Applied Regression: An Introduction.
Ulrich Beck – University of Munich / London School of Economics
Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the University of Munich and British Journal of Sociology Visiting Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Charlie Beckett is director of Polis, in the department of media and communications at the London School of Economics. He has 20 years of experience with LWT, BBC and ITN’s Channel 4 News. He broadcasts and writes regularly on media and political affairs and is the author of SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World (Blackwell, 2008). He teaches at the LSE and LCC. He tweets at @charliebeckett.
Iain Begg – LSE European Institute
Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE European Institute. His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directed and participated in a series of research projects on different facets of EU policy and his current projects include studies on the governance of EU economic and social policy, the EU’s Lisbon strategy, the social impact of globalisation and reform of the EU budget. Other recent research projects include work on policy co-ordination under EMU and cohesion policy.
Ana Belchior – ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon
Ana Maria Belchior is an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon University Institute) in Lisbon and senior researcher at CIES-ISCTE-IU. She has been involved in research on several projects related to the themes of democracy and globalization, political participation, democratic representation, and political congruence and has published her findings in diverse national and international journals.
Giacomo Benedetto – Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Giacomo Benedetto is a Lecturer in EU and Comparative European Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published research on the European Parliament, the British House of Commons, the Constitutional and Budgetary politics of the EU and on Euroscepticism. He is currently conducting research on institutional continuity in the European Parliament following the 2004-7 Enlargements of the EU and on the reform of the EU budget.
Felix Berenskoetter - School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Dr Felix Berenskoetter is a Lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London. He is associated with the Transatlantic Programme at IDEAS, LSE, and with the Center for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), Sussex, and he is the co-founder and current chair of the Theory Section of the International Studies Association (ISA). Among other things, he is working on a book exploring processes of international friendship and estrangement.
Russell A. Berman – Stanford University
Russell Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, with appointments in Comparative Literature and German Studies and courtesy appointments at FSI and the Hoover Institution. He is an expert on German literature and culture and on cultural relations between Europe and the United States. Most recently, he has published research on the cultural phenomenon of anti-Americanism. He is currently chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and previously served as associate dean and as director of Stanford’s Overseas Studies Program. His most recent books are Freedom Or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad (Hoover Press, 2010) and Religion and the Critique of Modernity (Telos, 2010).
Raluca Besliu – University of Oxford
Raluca Besliu is a masters student in Refugees and Forced Migration Studies at Oxford.
William Betz – Colgate University, New York
William Betz is a Research Assistant at Colgate University, New York.
Yosef Bhatti – University of Copenhagen
Yosef Bhatti is an Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. His research centers on voter turnout.
Ingrid van Biezen – Leiden University
Ingrid van Biezen is Professor of Comparative Politics at Leiden University. Her research interests lie primarily in the field of comparative politics, political parties and party systems, democratisation and institutional development. Her publications includePolitical Parties in New Democracies: Party Organization in Southern and East-Central Europe (Palgrave MacMillan, 2003).
Michiel Bijlsma - Bruegel
Michiel Bijlsma joined Bruegel as a visiting fellow in January 2012. Michiel is program leader financial markets at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). He has a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Utrecht, and is an extramural fellow at Tilec, University of Tilburg. His work at Bruegel focuses on the added value of the financial sector and structural differences between the financial sector in Europe and in the United States. Michiel’s research is in the areas of Corporate Governance, Banking, and Health Care markets. He has co-authored popular Dutch books on the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the current European debt crisis.
Tobias Billström – Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Sweden
Tobias Billström is Swedish minister for migration and asylum policy. Swedish migration policy includes refugee and migration policy, voluntary return home and support to voluntary return migration. Billström, a member of the Moderate Party, has been a member of Parliament since 2002.
Asit Biswas – National University of Singapore
Professor Asit Biswas is one of the world’s leading authorities on water management. He is the founder and president of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy at the National University of Singapore as well as the Indian Institute of Technology. Biswas has been a senior advisor to more than 20 governments, six Heads of United Agencies as well as the Secretary Generals of OECD and NATO.
Erik Bleich – Middlebury College
Erik Bleich is Professor of Political Science and Director of International Politics & Economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. His latest book is The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her research examines the role of morality, religiosity, and values in political behaviour. Her broad research interests are in political psychology, comparative political behaviour and political methodology.
Jack Blumenau – LSE Government
Jack Blumenau is a PhD student in the Department of Government at the LSE. He completed an MPhil in European Politics and Society at the University of Oxford in 2012, having graduated from the LSE with a degree in Government in 2010. His research interests include legislative and party politics, particularly in relation to the European Union.
Giuliano Bobba - University of Turin
Giuliano Bobba is a Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society in the Universityof Turin. His research interests include: political communication and election campaigns; the evolution of political parties and leadership in Western democracies; the European integration process and the development of a European public sphere. He has published in particular on media and politics in Italy and France. He is the manager of the Political Communication Observatory website in Turin.
Zsolt Boda – Hungarian Academy of Science
Zsolt Boda is a senior research fellow and Head of Department at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Political Science. His research interests include public policy, governance of public goods, and trust-based policy making.
Thilo Bodenstein – Central European University
Thilo Bodenstein is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University, Budapest. His research interests include public policy, international political economy, development and transition studies and research methods.
Tito Boeri – Bocconi University
Tito Boeri is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His field of research is primarily labour economics, redistributive policies and political economics.
Jørgen Bølstad – ETH Zurich
Jørgen Bølstad is a post-doctoral researcher in European politics at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich. He holds a PhD and an MRes in Political Science from the European University Institute, a Master of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oslo.
Dirk van den Boom – University of Münster
Dirk van den Boom is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Münster, Germany. Van den Boom has consulted widely, including recently, for the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Dutch Foreign Ministry (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken). He is mainly interested in development policy, migration policy as well as social-policy.
Massimo Bordignon – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Massimo Bordignon is Professor in Public Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.
Giselle Bosse – Maastricht University
Dr Giselle Bosse is an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on EU policy and democracy promotion efforts towards countries in Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) with Belarus. She has published her work in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Geopolitics, Europe-Asia Studies and Cooperation and Conflict, and frequently presents her work at leading think tanks in Europe, including the European Policy Centre and the Trans-European Policy Studies Association in Brussels, the Institut für Europäische Politik, Berlin, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki.
Lord Boswell of Aynho – UK House of Lords
Timothy Boswell, Baron Boswell of Aynho was the Member of Parliament for Daventry from 1987 until he retired at the 2010 general election. He was raised to the House of Lords in 2010. In May 2012, he was made Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House, and Chairman of the European Union Committee.
Françoise Boucek –School of Politics and International Relation, Queen Mary University of London
Françoise Boucek is a Teaching Fellow in European Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, a Visiting Professor at the University of Witten Herdecke (Germany) and an Associate of the LSE Public Policy Group. A political scientist, she gained her PhD from LSE and researches chiefly on party politics in advanced industrial countries. Her most recent book is Factional Politics: How Dominant Parties Implode or Stabilize (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). She is also co-editor (with Matthijs Bogaards) of Dominant Political Parties and Democracy: Concepts, Measures, Cases and Comparisons (London: Routledge, 2010).
Florence Bouvet – Sonoma State University
Florence Bouvet is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Sonoma State University. Her research interests include Political economy of EU regional policy, Regional income inequality, and EU regional labour markets.
Luc Bovens - LSE, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Luc Bovens is the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the LSE and a Deputy Director of the LSE Migration Studies Unit. His main areas of research are moral and political philosophy, philosophy of economics, philosophy of public policy, Bayesian epistemology, rational choice theory, and voting theory.
Alex Bowen – LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change
Dr Alex Bowen is Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He previously worked at the Bank of England, most recently as a Senior Policy Advisor. Policy brief: the case for carbon pricing can be found at www.lse.ac.uk/grantham
Emanuele Bracco - University of Lancaster
Emanuele Bracco is a Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick in 2011, and holds an MSc in Economics from LSE. His research interests are political economy, local public finance, and voting behaviour.
Nathalie Brack – Université libre de Bruxelles
Nathalie Brack is a research and teaching assistant at Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and member of the CEVIPOL. She holds a PhD in political science and her main research interests are Euroscepticism at the supranational level, political opposition, the European Parliament, legislative studies and parliamentary representation. She recently coedited a book on Euroscepticism within the EU institutions, a special issue of the Revue International de Politique Comparée on political oppositions in contemporary democracies and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of European Integration, Representation and Politique européenne.
Hugo Brady – Centre for European Reform
Hugo Brady is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform. Hugo writes and commentates on the future of the EU’s Schengen area of passport-free travel and on common approaches to both migration and security policy. He has published reports on counter-terrorism strategy, the development of EU migration policy and collective European efforts to tackle international organised crime, including through better co-operation between prosecutors and police. Hugo also thinks about the overall future of the EU and follows closely the implementation of the Lisbon treaty which was intended to reform its main institutions: the Commission, European Parliament and Court of Justice. His other research interests include Britain’s European debate, the connections between EU foreign policy and the justice and home affairs field, and European co-operation in civil (i.e. non-criminal) justice matters. In 2010 and 2011, Hugo was consulted by both the European Commission and UK House of Lords on the development of an EU strategy for internal security.
Ian Brinkley - Lancaster University
Ian Brinkley is Director of The Work Foundation at Lancaster University. He has previously worked with the Trades Union Congress and as a researcher at the University of Kent and the Centre for Environmental Studies.
Sir Tony Brenton – Former British Ambassador to the Russian Federation
Sir Tony Brenton has worked for over 30 years for the British Foreign Office, and has dealt with European matters both in London and in Brussels, as well as being based in Washington after 2001. From 2004 to 2008 he was British Ambassador to the Russian Federation. He is a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge and is writing a book on Russian history.
Rachel Briggs - Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Rachel Briggs is Research and Policy Director at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) (www.strategicdialogue.org). She oversees ISD’s work on security, terrorism, extremism and integration and is a researcher and writer specialising in these fields. She is also part-time Director of Hostage UK, a charity that supports hostages and their families during and after a kidnap (www.hostageuk.org). Read her blog athttp://rachelbriggs.wordpress.com/ and contact her on email@example.com
André Broome – University of Warwick
André Broome is Associate Professor of International Political Economy (Global Economic Governance) in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on the changing dynamics of international monetary relations as well as the comparative political economy of policy reform.
Professor Chris Brown - LSE International Relations
Chris Brown is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. He writes on international political theory, human rights, and issues of global justice. He is the author most recently of Practical Judgement in International Political Theory(2010) and of International Relations Theory: New Normative Approaches (1992),Understanding International Relations (1997; 4th edition, 2009), Sovereignty, Rights and Justice (2002), the editor of Political Restructuring in Europe: Ethical Perspectives (1994), and has published numerous journal articles. He is also the co-editor, with Terry Nardin and N. J. Rengger, ofInternational Relations in Political Thought: Texts from the Greeks to the First World War (2002).
Stuart A Brown - LSE Public Policy Group
Stuart A Brown is a researcher in the Public Policy Group at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economic integration, regulatory processes and EU agencies.
Martin Browning – University of Oxford
Martin Browning is Professor of Economics at University of Oxford. His research focusses on family economics and on household consumption and savings.
Marius Brülhart – University of Lausanne
Marius Brülhart is a Professor in Applied Microeconomics at the University of Lausanne. He is a CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) Research Affiliate (International Trade Programme); an External Research Fellow of the Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy at the University of Nottingham; and an International Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute of World Economics. He has worked as a consultant to the OECD, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission and the Swiss government. His main research interests are in international trade, economic geography and public finance.
Marco Bünte - GIGA Institute for Asian Studies
Dr. Marco Bünte is a senior research fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies. His research interests include issues of regime change and authoritarian stability and the role of external factors in these contexts. His main research region is Southeast Asia.
Cristina Bucur - Dublin City University
Cristina Bucur is a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar (Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences) and a fourth-year PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. She has previously studied European politics at the universities of Bologna and Bucharest. Cristina’s work lies in the area of comparative politics and her current research project focuses on ministerial survival in semi-presidential systems. Other research interests include the structure, organisation and interaction of government and political parties under different institutional frameworks, core executive politics and political leadership.
Daniel Burdsey – University of Brighton
Daniel Burdsey is a Senior Lecturer at the Chelsea School of Sport, at the University of Brighton. His research interests include theorising racism, multiculturalism and diversity, racism in sport, British Asian identities and popular culture, and football and its communities. During the late 1990s he was a member of the Leicester City FC Anti-Racist Task Force which initiated the Foxes Against Racism project and he has since carried out consultancy work around British Asian football fans (with the Asian Football Network) for the FA Premier League. He is the author of British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity, Exclusion(Routledge, 2007) and the editor of Race, Ethnicity and Football: Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues (Routledge, 2011).
Britta Busse - University of Bremen
Britta Busse holds a Masters degree in sociology. From 2008-2012 she worked as a Research Assistant at the department for social science research methods, Darmstadt University of Technology (project funded by the German Research Foundation: “Experimental Mobile Phone Panel”). Since March 2013: Research Assistant at the Institute Labour and Economy, University of Bremen (project funded by the EU: “MYPLACE”).
Dr Elaine Byrne is the Irish expert to the European Commission on corruption. She is also a columnist with the Sunday Independent, a member of the academic team of ‘We the Citizens’ and blogs at www.elaine.ie.
David Cadier – LSE International Relations
David Cadier is a Fellow in Diplomacy and International Strategy at LSE IDEAS and a teaching fellow in the International Relations Department at the LSE. David Cadier received his PhD from Sciences Po and was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University (2011), at the Prague Institute of International Relations (2010) and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2009). His research interests include, Central Europe, Foreign Policy Analysis, EU policies towards the East and transatlantic relations.
Francesco Calderoni - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan
Francesco Calderoni is assistant professor at the Faculty of Sociology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He was a Council of Europe expert for the reform of the Criminal Procedure Code of Georgia (2006) and Ukraine (2007) and an expert of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation for the reform of the Criminal Procedure Code of Romania (2007). He has been a researcher at Transcrime since September 2005. His areas of interest are organized crime, organized crime legislation, reforms of criminal procedure, crime proofing and social network analysis.
Raphael Calel - LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change
Raphael Calel is a doctoral researcher at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute. He also teaches Applied Environmental Economics in the Department of Geography and Environment. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Başak Çalı is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at UCL’s Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on normative and sociological approaches to international law and institutions. Çalı has worked with governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, NATO, Interights, the Aire-Centre and ESCR-Net.
Bart Cammaerts – LSE Media and Communications
Bart Cammaerts is Senior Lecturer and director of the PhD programme in the Media and Communications Department at LSE. His most recent books include; Mediation and Protest Movements (eds with A. Matoni and P. McCurdy, Intellect), Internet-Mediated Participation beyond the Nation State (Manchester University Press/Transaction books, 2008) and Understanding Alternative Media (with Olga Bailey and Nico Carpentier, Open University Press, 2008). Bart Cammaerts is former chair of the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and vice-chair of the Communication Policy and Technology section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
Helen Caraveli – Athens University of Economics and Business
Helen Caraveli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Her research interests are centered on the Agricultural and Rural Development Policy of the European Union, as well as on topics related to regional inequalities and the core-periphery pattern in the EU and Greece. Within this framework, she has participated in EU-funded research programs and has collaborated with European research institutes (such as the Institute of European Environmental Policy based in London and the Economic and Social Cohesion Laboratory of the LSE). Furthermore, she has presented papers in many international congresses and has published a number of articles in books and international journals.Dr. Caraveli was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory-European Institute of the LSE for the summer term of the academic year 2012.
Jacopo Carmassi – Assonime
Jacopo Carmassi is an economist at Assonime, the Association of Joint Stock Companies incorporated in Italy.
Ellen Carnaghan – St Louis University
Ellen Carnaghan is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at St Louis University in St Louis, Missouri, USA. She has published articles on popular attitudes in Russia and Eastern Europe in Comparative Politics, Democratization, Post-Soviet Affairs, P.S: Political Science and Politics, and Slavic Review. Her recent book, Out of Order: Russian Political Values in an Imperfect World (Penn State University Press, 2007) examines how the political values of Russian citizens have been shaped by the disorderly conditions that followed the collapse of communism.
Dr Leandro Carrera – Pensions Policy Institute
Leandro Carrera is a Senior Researcher at the Pensions Policy Institute. Prior to this he worked for the LSE Public Policy Group researching public sector productivity as part of the EDS Innovation Programme between 2007 and 2010. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Arizona, with a major in comparative politics and a minor in research methods. His research interests include the measurement of public sector performance and innovation; the analysis of pension policy and performance in European and Latin American countries, and the use of new configurational methods (specifically, Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis) in applied social science research. He has also worked for the Argentine Government consulting on institutional reform and in the private sector.
Federico Castiglioni – European Federalist Movement
Federico Castiglioni is a member of the European Federalist Movement and collaborates with the online magazine “Critica Liberale”. He holds a B.A. in History and International Relations from the University of Rome, with a thesis on the “Idea of Europe”.
Giuliano G. Castellano – LSE Law Department, Law and Financial Markets Project
Giuliano G. Castellano is an LSE Fellow in Law, and part of the LSE’s Law and Financial Markets Project. He has taught and conducted his research in Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago, IL, USA), Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (Italy), Ecole polytechnique of Paris, and the University of Oxford (CSLS) in the fields of Comparative Law, Financial Markets Regulation, International Finance Law, Law and Economics, and Risk Regulation. He is a Research Associate at the Ecole Polytechnique (Preg/CRG) in Paris, where he collaborates on projects related to different regulatory matters. He serves as member of the Italian Delegation at the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), on security interests.
Firat Cengiz – University of Liverpool
Dr Firat Cengiz is lecturer in law at the University of Liverpool. Her primary research interests are in Europeanisation and multi-level governance. She is the author ofAntitrust Federalism in the EU and the US (Routledge, 2012) and the co-editor of Turkey and the European Union: Facing New Challenges and Opportunities (with Lars Hoffmann, Routledge, forthcoming in 2013).
Andrea Ceron – University of Milan
Andrea Ceron is a Research Fellow at the University of Milan. He is co-founder of Voices from the Blogs Srl, which is a spinoff of the University of Milan that analyzes social media through quantitative text analysis of posts and tweets. His research interests include intra-party politics, party competition, electoral campaigns, judicial politics, media bias and social media analysis. On Twitter: @AndreaCeron83
Athanasia Chalari – LSE Hellenic Observatory
Dr Athanasia Chalari is a post-doctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE). Previously, she was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester and a teaching assistant at the University of Cambridge as well as a visiting fellow at the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. Athanasia holds a BA in Sociology from Panteion University, Athens, and a BSc in Social Psychology from the University of Kent, an MA in Sociology from the University of Essex, an MPhil in Counselling from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick.
Damian Chalmers – European Institute and Department of Law, LSE.
Damian Chalmers is Professor of European Union Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Jean Monnet Chair and editor of the European Law Review and EU Jurist. He has held visiting posts at the College of Europe, Instituto de Empresa and the National University of Singapore. His most recent book (with Gareth Davies, and Giorgio Monti) is, European Union Law: cases and materials (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Giorgos Charalambous – University of Cyprus
Giorgos Charalambous is Associate Teaching Staff at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus and Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Journalism, Frederick University, Cyprus. Some of the arguments developed here are further elaborated in his forthcoming monograph with Ashgate, ‘European Integration and the Communist Dilemma: Communist Party Responses to Europe in Greece, Cyprus and Italy’.
Caroline Chatwin – University of Kent
Caroline Chatwin is Director of Studies for Undergraduate Criminology and a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.
Francis Cheneval – Universität Zürich
Francis Cheneval is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Zürich. His research interests include the history of political thought, global justice, normative problems of European integration and property rights. His most recent book is The Government of the Peoples. On the Idea and Principles of Multilateral Democracy(Palgrave, 2011).
Nick Cherrier – Simon-Kucher & Partners
Nick is a consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners, a global strategy and marketing consulting firm. He initially studied business and international relations at Bond University in Australia, before developing an interest in European affairs at the LSE and Sciences Po. He is the author of EU Diplomacy at 27: United in Diversity? (2012).
Noam Chomsky – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has written extensively on foreign policy, capitalism and the mass media, and is considered one of the world’s leading public intellectuals.
Ben Clements – University of Leicester
Ben Clements is Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester. His research interests include public opinion on the EU and foreign policy issues, attitudes on environmental issues, and religion in British politics and society. He is currently researching a monograph on the impact of religion on political attitudes and behaviour in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan).
Jérémie Cohen-Setton is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley. He was previously economist at HM Treasury where his work focused on the preparation of the London Summit. Jérémie worked at Bruegel in 2007 as research assistant to Jean Pisani-Ferry after graduating from the Paris School of Economics.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit – Co-president of the European Greens–European Free Alliance
Daniel Cohn-Bendit was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the first time in 1994 on a German conscription list. Since 2002, he has been co-chairman of the group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. He won his current mandate as head of the list in Ile-de-France / Paris. Daniel holds an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Tilburg, Netherlands. He won the Hannah Arendt prize for Political Thinking, and the Trombinoscope award “Political Personality” for special contributions in the field of politics (2009).
Anne Corbett – LSE European Institute
Dr Anne Corbett is a Visiting Fellow in the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of Universities and the Europe of Knowledge: Ideas, Institutions and Policy Entrepreneurship in European Union Higher Education, 1955-2005, Basingstoke, Palgrave (2005); and formerly a journalist in France (1975 – 1995).
Richard Corbett – Adviser to President of the European Council
Richard Corbett was an MEP for the Yorkshire and the Humber, serving between 1996 and 2009. He is currently adviser to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy.
Dan Corry – Southampton University
Dan Corry is a Visiting Fellow at Southampton University, and is also Chief Executive of the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). He is an expert in public policy and economics, and has previously worked as the Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit. He is also a trustee of the Spitalfields Centre Charity Trust. He writes here in a personal capacity.
Bjarne Corydon - Minister of Finance for Denmark
Bjarne Corydon was elected to the Danish parliament in 2011 for the Social Democrats, and is Minister of Finance. He has previously been employed as a political economic adviser to the Social Democratic leadership at Christiansborg.
Joan Costa i Font – LSE European Institute / Department of Social Policy
Joan Costa i Font is a Reader in Political Economy at LSE. His main research interest is in political economy (theoretically grounded ‘economic and public policy analysis’) and applied economics (more specifically in the areas of health and social economics). His main academic responsibilities include being stream convener of the MPA public and social policy, co-editing the journal Applied Economics, Perspectives and Policy (a leading journal in applied economics), and assisting a range of academic journals.
Andrew Cotton – Water, Engineering and Development Centre, University of Loughborough
Andrew Cotton is the Director of the Water, Engineering and Development Centre at the University of Loughborough. He is a Public Health Engineer with thirty years international experience in water supply and sanitation in applied research, publication, teaching and consultancy. He has an international reputation with experience of working at global, regional, national and sub-national levels in water, sanitation and urban development. He provides policy and strategy support to bilateral and multi-lateral donors, governments and NGOs. Andrew is the author of over 80 technical papers, manuals and books.
Steve Coulter – LSE European Institute
Dr Steve Coulter, Research Officer in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and Associate Fellow at the Social Market Foundation think tank.
Michael Courtney – Trinity College, Dublin
Michael Courtney is a Government of Ireland Phd candidate in the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin. His research examines the impact of Irish MPs’ social backgrounds on their political attitudes. He holds a degree in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University.
Olaf Cramme is the director of Policy Network, an international think-tank based in London and a visiting fellow at the European Institute of the LSE. He is also a member of the Policy Advisory Group at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, member of the General Assembly of the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal, and co-founder and vice-chairman of Das Progressive Zentrum, a Berlin-based political think-tank.
Charles Crawford joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1979; in his subsequent career he became an international expert on Central/Eastern Europe and ‘transition issues’, serving as British Ambassador in Sarajevo, Belgrade and Warsaw. Charles left the FCO in 2007 and is now a speech writer, Negotiation Technique consultant and qualified mediator. He is also a founder partner of ADRg Ambassadors LLP. His writings have appeared in the Independent, Guardian, National Review Online, Radio Free Europe and DIPLOMAT. His website was voted a Top 12 Non-Aligned Blog in the 2011 Total Politics UK political blogs survey.
Riccardo Crescenzi – LSE Department of Geography and Environment
Dr Riccardo Crescenzi is a Lecturer in Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics. He is also affiliated to the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC). Before joining the LSE, Riccardo was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence). His research is focused on regional economic development and growth, innovation and EU development policies analysis.
Christophe Crombez – University of Leuven / Stanford University
Christophe Crombez is Professor of Political Economy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (since 1994). He is also Professor of European Political Economy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (since 1999). His research focuses on EU institutions and their impact on EU policies, EU institutional reform, lobbying in the EU, and electoral laws and their consequences in parliamentary political systems.
Colin Crouch - University of Warwick
Colin Crouch is a former professor of governance and public management at the business school of Warwick University. He taught at the LSE from 1973-85.
James P. Cross – ETH Zürich & European University Institute
James P. Cross is a post doctoral researcher in the European politics research group at the ETH Zürich, and a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute. His research interests include EU decision making, EU institutions, comparative politics, and legislative transparency.
Ben Crum –Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ben Crum is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He works on the political theory of European integration. He is the author of Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty (Routledge 2012) and has published articles in, among others, the Journal of European Public Policy, European Union Politics, the European Review of Political Science, and the European Law Journal. Before joining the Vrije Universiteit he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy in The Hague, and policy consultancy firm Research voor Beleid in Leiden.
Zselyke Csaky is a researcher for Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press report. She holds master’s degrees in International Relations and Human Rights. Her research interests include freedom of expression, minority rights, privacy, and European affairs.
Vicente Cuñat is a Lecturer at the London School of Economics. He is particularly interested in corporate finance, applied econometrics, industrial organization as well as labour market economics. Previously, Cuñat worked as an assistant professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.
Philip Cunliffe – University of Kent
Dr Philip Cunliffe is a Lecturer in International Conflict at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. His current research is focused on the theme of liberal intervention with a book on this topic due to be published by Bloomsbury in late 2014. His first book, entitled The Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South will be published by Hurst & Co. in early 2013.
Rene Cuperus - Wiardi Beckman Stichting
Rene Cuperus is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Wiardi Beckman Stichting, the thinktank of the Dutch Labour Party.
John Curtice – University of Strathclyde
John Curtice is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include the British Social Attitudes Survey Series (joint editor, Sage, ongoing),Revolution or Evolution: The 2007 Scottish Elections (joint editor, Edinburgh University Press, 2009), and Has Devolution Worked? (Manchester University Press, 2009).
Hanne Cuyckens – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Hanne Cuyckens is a PhD Candidate at the Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium and a Junior Member of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. Her main areas of research are international humanitarian law, international human rights law and the EU’s external relations.
Jonathan Cylus – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/LSE Health
Jonathan Cylus is a Technical Officer/Research Fellow at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and LSE Health. His research focuses primarily on measuring health system performance and assessing the effects of the financial crisis on health care systems in Europe.
Tamas Dezso Czigler- Institute for Legal Studies of the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Tamas Dezso Czigler is a research fellow at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Centre for Social Sciences at theHungarianAcademyof Sciences. Furthermore, he is an assistant professor at National University of Public Service. He is particularly interested in European commercial law, private international law and comparative contract law.