Gregory Jackson – Freie Universität Berlin
Gregory Jackson is Professor of Management at Freie Universität Berlin. His research examines how corporate governance is influenced by diverse organisational and institutional contexts, as well as issues related to CSR, labour standards, and industrial relations. He is Chief Editor of Socio-Economic Review and also serves as an editor for the British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Michael Jacobs – LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Michael Jacobs is Visiting Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, and a former Special Adviser to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. This article summarises the arguments made in a longer paper, ‘Green Growth: Economic Theory and Political Discourse’, published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics, October 2012.
Kristel Jacquier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Kristel Jacquier is a PhD candidate at Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). Her research is on measuring the distributional consequences of institutional change in Europe, from a Political Economy viewpoint.
Goran Janev – Sts Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, Macedonia
Goran Janev was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, working on “Manipulating diversity in South-East Europe”. He completed a D.Phil in Social Anthropology at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University. His research interests include political anthropology, ethnicity, human rights, multiculturalism, governance and public space.
Ronald Janssen is an economic adviser working in the trade union movement in Brussels.
Sten Inge Jørgensen – Morgenbladet
Sten Inge Jørgensen is a journalist for Morgenbladet.
Mary Kaldor – Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the LSE. She has researched and written extensively about security and civil society. Her latest books include Human security: reflections on globalization and intervention (Polity, 2007) and New & Old Wars (Polity, 2006).
Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser - University of Sussex
Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser is a Research Fellow at the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex. He is the recipient of the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for a two-year research project on populism in Europe and Latin America. One of the outcomes of this project is the Cambridge University Press book “Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective for Democracy?” that he has edited with Cas Mudde. He is also working on an edited volume on the right in contemporary Latin America. Recently he has obtained a British Academy International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) grant to undertake a three-year project on “Populism in Europe and Latin America: A Cross-Regional Perspective”.
Serguei Kaniovski – Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Serguei Kaniovski is an economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO).
Kristina Kausch - FRIDE
Kristina Kausch is a senior researcher and research coordinator at FRIDE. She coordinates FRIDE’s research on the Middle East and North Africa. She specializes in the EU’s relations with its neighbourhood, in particular the Southern Mediterranean; democracy, human rights and governance; and Mediterranean geopolitics.
Salam Kawakibi – Arab Reform Initiative
Salam Kawakibi is a researcher in political and social science. He is Acting Director of the Arab Reform Initiative. His main interests are media, civil societies, international relations and human rights in Arab countries. He also has written many articles on European and Arabic media and books. He is formally educated in economics, international relations, international humanitarian law, international human rights and political science.
Orit Kedar – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Orit Kedar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at MIT. Her principal research interest lies in comparative politics. In particular, she is interested in electoral politics, the intersection of behaviour and institutions, multi-level explanations in comparative politics, electoral systems, party systems, as well as questions of representation, federalism, identity, and European integration. Her latest book is Voting for Policy, Not Parties: How Voters Compensate for Power Sharing (2009, Cambridge University Press).
Christian Kellermann - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Christian Kellermann joined the Nordic Office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in 2009. Previously, he worked as a project manager for European economic and social affairs at the FES in Bonn and Berlin. Before joining the FES, he worked as a financial market analyst in Frankfurt and New York. He holds a PhD in political economy and studied political science and economics in Frankfurt. Among his major fields of interest are global financial markets and the future of the welfare state.
Peter Kellner - YouGov
Peter Kellner is President of the opinion polling organisation YouGov. He has been a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, and served as a member of committees set up by the Economic and Social Research Council to commission research into elections and social exclusion. As a journalist, he has written for a number of newspapers, including the Times, Independent, Observer, Evening Standard and New Statesman.
Achim Kemmerling is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University Budapest. He has published on issues of tax policy, social and labor market policies, and fiscal federalism and worked as a consultant to the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), the German Society for Technical Cooperation (former GTZ, now GIZ) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Daniel Kenealy – University of Edinburgh
Daniel Kenealy is a researcher based at the University of Edinburgh and will be a Teaching Fellow there from August 2012. He currently writes doctoral thesis on the history of European integration since 1945. He is primarily interested in the political economy of European integration and the formulation of EU policy in the United Kingdom and Scotland. He teaches courses on European integration, international relations theory, and international law.
Dan Kennedy – European Council on Foreign Relations
Dan Kennedy is a graduate student at the School of Eastern European Studies at UCL and a research assistant at ECFR’s “Wider Europe” programme.
James Ker-Lindsay is Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. He has written extensively on conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans and is the author of, amongst others, EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprus (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Crisis and Conciliation: A Year of Rapprochement between Greece and Turkey (I.B.Tauris, 2007), and Kosovo: The Path to Contested Statehood in the Balkans (I.B.Tauris, 2007). His latest book, The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States, will be published in October 2012 by Oxford University Press. He can followed on twitter @JamesKerLindsay
Markus Ketola – LSE Social Policy
Markus Ketola is a Fellow in the LSE’s Department of Social Policy. His current research interests include: the role of the European Union (EU) in international development; NGO funding; Turkish civil society and the EU accession; Big Society and volunteering; EU civil society policy (both inside the EU and outside).
Katrine Kielos - Aftonbladet
Katrine Kielos is lead-writer for Aftonbladet, Sweden and Scandanavia’s largest daily newspaper.
Julian Kirchherr - LSE Public Policy Group
Julian Kirchherr studies Public Policy and Management at the London School of Economics (LSE). He joined LSE’s Public Policy Group (PPG) in January 2012. He is primarily interested in elite theories, environmental policy, welfare economics, human resource management, digitalization and futurology. In his spare time, he runs a career consultancy and serves as the editor-in-chief of Libertas, the magazine of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC).
Jana Kobzova – European Council on Foreign Relations
Jana Kobzova is a Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and the coordinator of its Wider Europe programme. Before joining ECFR, Jana led the Belarus democratisation programme at the Bratislava-based Pontis Foundation. She also helped establish the Slovak branch of the European webzine Café Babel. Jana has co-authored several book chapters on Eastern Europe and EU Eastern policy as well as articles for various journals and media outlets. She has co-authored various ECFR publications including The Spectre of a Multipolar Europe (2010), The EU and Belarus after the Election (2011) and Dealing with a post-BRIC Russia (2011).
Anna Kocharov –European University Institute, Florence
Anna Kocharov is a researcher at the Department of Law at the European University Institute, Florence. She is the editor of “Another Legal Monster? An EUI Debate on the Fiscal Compact Treaty” and is currently working on her PhD thesis on “Constitutional Issues of EU Migration Law”.
Nikitas Konstantinidis– LSE Government Department
Dr Nikitas Konstantinidis is a Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He came to the LSE after spending two years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’ Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). His main research interests lie in the areas of comparative and international political economy, applied formal theory, regional integration, international organizations, and European Union politics.
Hrant Kostanyan – Centre for European Policy Studies
Hrant Kostanyan is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies. His research focuses on EU foreign policy institutions and decision-making, primarily on the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the EU’s relations with the Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia.
Iosif Kovras –Princeton University
Iosif Kovras is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University (Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies). His research focuses on truth-recovery and reconciliation initiatives in transitional justice. Currently he is exploring exhumations and recovery of historical memory in Cyprus and Spain as well as the impact of grassroots movements on these processes.
Dr Denisa Kostovicova is a Senior Lecturer in Global Politics in the Government Department at LSE, and a Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit in the School’s Department of International Development. Her research interests include nationalism and democratisation in the global age; post-conflict reconstruction and state-building; civil society and human security; war crimes and transitional justice; and European integration of Western Balkans. She is the author of Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space (Routledge 2005) and co-editor of Bottom-up Politics: An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan 2011).
Valentin Kreilinger – Notre Europe
Valentin Kreilinger studied in Munich and Paris and holds an MSc in “Politics and Government in the European Union” from the London School of Economics. He works at the Paris-based think tank Notre Europe, mainly on political and institutional issues of the European Union.
André Krouwel - Free University in Amsterdam
André Krouwel is an as associate professor at the Department of Political Science of the Free University in Amsterdam. He also leads the Centre for Applied Political Science that he founded, with the aim from the (political) science socially relevant applications. His research focuses on the changing role of political parties in European democracies and the rise (and fall) of new political parties and political ‘entrepreneurs’, from both political and sociological neo-institutional perspective. His most recent book is Party Transformations in European democracies. (SUNY Press, 2012).
Mimoza Kusari-Lila – Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Trade & Industry, Kosovo
Mimoza Kusari-Lila entered politics and public service in 2003 when she was offered offered the position of spokeswomen and Adviser to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Bajram Rexhepi. She has previously served as executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo (Am Cham), since 2006 to 2009, officially accredited by the American Chamber institution in Washington DC and the Association of American Chambers in Europe.
Benjamin Laag – Münster University
Benjamin Laag is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Politics at Münster University and a doctoral fellow of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. He holds an MSc from Twente University and an MA from Münster University in European Studies, and an undergraduate degree in Public Administration. His doctoral thesis focuses on the role of policy coherence in European and German resource policy.
Stella Ladi – Queen Mary, University of London
Stella Ladi is a Senior Lecturer in Public Management at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research interests include public policy and public administration reforms, Europeanisation, globalisation and global governance, and the role of experts in public policy.
Linnea Sandström Lange – LSE Engenderings
Linnea Sandström Lange was an MSc student in Gender, Policy and Inequalities at the LSE Gender Institute in 2011-12 and wrote a dissertation called ‘Is the Institution of Marriage Necessary for Good Citizenship: a study into US Civic Virtue’. She graduated in June 2011 with an MA in Social Sciences (Politics) from the University of Glasgow. She has kept a blog called Feminism and Tea for the past few years and can often be found discussing gender on various social networks when not feeding her news addiction.
Valentino Larcinese is a Reader in Public Policy at the LSE. His main research interests concern democratization, electoral competition, and the role of mass media in advanced democracies. He has written several research articles on Italian public policy and politics.
Professor Richard Layard - LSE’ Centre for Economic Performance
Professor Richard Layard, the Baron Layard, is Director of the Well-Being Programme at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance. He is a labour economist who has worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. He is also one of the first economists to have worked on happiness, and his main current interest is in how better mental health could improve our social and economic life
Stefan Lehne – Carnegie Europe
Stefan Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. His research focuses on the post-Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy. From 2009-2011, Lehne served as director general for political affairs at the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs. Prior to that position, he was the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union as director for the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
Vasilis Leontitsis – LSE Hellenic Observatory
Vasilis Leontitsis joined the LSE Hellenic Observatory as ‘National Bank of Greece Research Fellow’. Vasilis holds a PhD from the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. He has held research and teaching posts at the Universities of Sheffield and Wales and he has also worked for an Expert Consultancy Report for the Technical University of Crete. His research project was entitled ‘From “Capodistrias” to “Callicrates”: Reforming Greek Local Government’.
Benjamin Leruth – University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Leruth is a PhD student at the School of Politics and International Relations, at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the relations between the European Union and the Nordic States. He will be a guest researcher at the ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo) from September 2012.
Antonio Lettieri – Center for International Social Studies
Antonio Lettieri is Editor of Insight and President of CISS – Center for International Social Studies (Roma). He was National Secretary of CGIL; Member of ILO Governing Body, Member of the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Council and Advisor of Labor Minister for European Affairs.
Marcel Lewandowsky – University of Bonn
Marcel Lewandowsky is a political scientist at the Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn.
David Lidington – UK Member of Parliament for Aylesbury and Minister for Europe
David Lidington has been the MP for Aylesbury since 1992. He served as shadow Northern Ireland secretary before taking on the foreign affairs portfolio before the 2010 general election. He was appointed Europe Minister in the Foreign Office after the formation of the coalition. Previously, he worked for BP and for RTZ before spending three years as Special Advisor to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office.
Jürgen Ligi – Estonian Minister of Finance
Jürgen Ligi is Estonia’s Minister of Finance, a post he has held since 2009. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Estonia’s Minister of Defence and he is also currently the Vice-President of the country’s Reform Party. Prior to entering politics he worked in banking and as an economic adviser.