David C. Saha is a PhD student at the Freie Universität Berlin. David specializes in public economics and worked as research assistant at Bruegel in 2008. He holds an MSc in Economics from the LSE and an MA in Political Science from Columbia University.
Alexandros Sakellariou - Panteion University
Alexandros Sakellariou is currently working as a researcher at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in the European Research Program Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement (MYPLACE), which is funded by the European Commission (fp7). His research interests include the history and sociology of religion, sociology of youth and political sociology. He also works as a scientific associate at the Greek Historical Evangelical Archive, a non-profit organization, which studies the history of Protestantism in Greece.
Erin Marie Saltman – UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Erin Marie Saltman is a political scientist at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Her research focuses on the contemporary process of political socialisation among young people in Hungary.
Richard B. Saltman - Emory University
Professor Richard B. Saltman is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research focuses on the behaviour of European health care systems, particularly in the Nordic Region. He has published 18 books and over 100 articles on a wide variety of health policy topics, particularly on the structure and behaviour of European health care systems.
Saskia Sassen – Columbia University
Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. She also was a Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, and has just returned as a Research Fellow in Destin. Her publications include Cities in a World Economy (4th ed, Sage 2011), Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization(W.W.Norton 2007), and The Global City (2001, 2nd ed).
Pasi Saukkonen – Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research
Pasi Saukkonen is a Senior Researcher at the Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE) in Helsinki, Finland.
Mike Savage - LSE Sociology
Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at the LSE. He was founding Director of CRESC – the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.
Marietje Schaake MEP
Marietje Schaake was elected to the European Parliament from the Netherlands in 2009 as a member of the D66 party. Within the parliament she is a member of the Foreign Affairs committee, the Committee for Culture, Media, Education, Youth and Sports, and a substitute member of the International Trade committee.
Gilla Shapiro - St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
Gilla has interests in psychology as well as health and gender policy. Gilla began her studies at Girton College, University of Cambridge, where she earned her B.A. and M.A. (Cantab) in Social Psychology. To further develop her interest in public policy, Gilla completed the MPA/MPP dual degree program at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Hertie School of Governance. Gilla is currently working as a Research Coordinator at St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada).
Peer Scheepers – Radboud University Nijmegen
Peer Scheepers is Professor of Methodology and Social Science Research within the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Waltraud Schelkle is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. Furthermore, she is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin. Previously, Schelkle worked as a development economist at the prestigious German Institute of Development in Berlin. She is particularly interested in the political economy of European integration.
Frank Schimmelfennig – ETH Zürich
Frank Schimmelfennig is Professor of European Politics at ETH Zürich. His main research interests are in the theory of international institutions and European integration and, more specifically, in EU enlargement, democracy promotion, and democratisation. His most recent book is Differentiated Integration. Explaining Variation in the European Union (co-authored with Dirk Leuffen and Berthold Rittberger; Palgrave, forthcoming).
Rebecca Schindler – RAND Europe
Rebecca Schindler is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. She has extensive experience leading research in the field of information, ICT, and innovation policy and has contributed to various projects for national ministries and regulators as well as European institutions. Prior to joining RAND Europe, Schindler held positions at the United Nations University MERIT; the European Commission, Directorate General for Information Society and Media (DG INFSO); and the universities of Paris, Strasbourg, and Maastricht.
Bernd Schlipphak – University of Münster
Bernd Schlipphak is a Junior Professor of Quantitative Methods at the University of Münster. His publications include Framing Ideology – die Kommunikation ideologischer Positionierungen zwischen Wählern, Parteien und Medien (Nomos, 2011).
Kurt Schmidheiny – University of Basel
Kurt Schmidheiny is an Assistant Professor at Universität Basel in Switzerland. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London), and a Research Network Affiliate at CESifo (Munich). His research focuses on tax competition, fiscal federalism and urban economics.
Andrea E. Schmidt – European Centre
Andrea E. Schmidt is a Researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research. Her research interests include policy choices in the design and financing of long-term care and health care systems, equity effects of social and health policies, cross-border movements of patients and providers in health care, and the successful implementation of health policies in developing countries.
Marian Schreier – University of Oxford
Marian Schreier is an MPP student at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. His interests include European integration and sustainable development. He is also Editor-in chief of the European Affairs online magazine Treffpunkt.
Nadja Schuster – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)
Nadja Schuster studied Sociology at the University of Vienna and Development Management and Evaluation at the University of Antwerp. Since 2011 she has worked with the VIDC. Besides migration and development her areas of expertise are policy coherence for development, trafficking in human beings and gender-based violence in post-conflict societies.
Daniela Schwarzer is the Head of the Research Division EU Integration at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. She is currently a Fritz Thyssen Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. In 2010, she became a member of the team of academic advisors to the Polish Secretary of State for European Affairs in preparation of Poland’s EU Council Presidency in 2011. From 1999 until 2004 she was editorialist and France correspondent for the Financial Times Deutschland. Her research interests include crisis management and governance reform in the Euro area, power relationships in the EU, the future of European integration, and the Euro area’s external representation.
Fabrizio Scrollini – LSE Government
Fabrizio Scrollini is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at the LSE. He has previously worked as a researcher for civil society in Uruguay on issues of access to information in Latin America, as well as governments in the region. He has also worked on state reform processes and public policy transfers in Uruguay, and on issues related to online participation for the government of New Zealand and for the British government. He is Co-Founder of the transparency NGO DATA.
Stefan Selke – Furtwangen University
Professor Stefan Selke is professor of sociology and social change at the Furtwangen University in Germany. Foodbanks have been his research field since 2006. He has published five books and numerous arcticles on different aspects of foodbanks. As a public sociologist he often appears in the media. Currently he manages the research project “Tafel-Montor“ about foodbanks in Germany.
David Seymour - Nucleus
David Seymour is Consultant Editor of Nucleus and former Political Editor of the Mirror Group. He moderated a debate on 28 September on the Balance of Competences Review organised by the European Parliament Information Office in the UK.
Battista Severgnini – Copenhagen Business School
Battista Severgnini is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Copenhagen Business School. His primary areas of interest are economic development, productivity, labour economics, sport economics and economic history.
Almudena Sevilla-Sanz – Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Almudena Sevilla-Sanz is a Senior Lecturer in Economics based in the School of Business Management at Queen Mary, University of London. Almudena is an applied micro-economist whose research interests include: household and population economics; economics of time use; consumption theory; labour economics; and wellbeing. For her profile, go to: http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/staff/sevillaa.html
Natalia Shapovalova – FRIDE
Natalia Shapovalova is an associate fellow at FRIDE and a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick in the UK. Prior to joining FRIDE, she was a researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kiev, Ukraine (2005-8). Her research focuses mainly on Ukraine, Eastern Partnership, EU enlargement, Russia, and the Caucasus. Natalia has contributed to a number of books, including on European Union democracy promotion and Eastern neighbourhood policies.
Gil Shidlo took his PhD in political science at the LSE. After working in academia and international organizations, his main interests have focused on investing in stock markets. He contributes regularly to Moneynews.com as well as the Financial Intelligence Report. Most recently he has been studying the increasing role of private equity funds in taking over formerly government assets and companies on both side of the Atlantic.
Afzal Siddiqui - University College London
Afzal Siddiqui is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Statistical Science at University College London with research interests in energy economics.
Domonkos Sik is Assistant Lecturer in the Deptment of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Debrecen. His research aims at elaborating a critical theory and theory of modernization capable of describing the specific problems of post-transition Central East European countries.
Marco Simoni – LSE European Institute
Marco Simoni is a lecturer in European Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. His webpage is: personal.lse.ac.uk/simoni.
Geoffrey Simpson – European Court of Auditors
Geoffrey is British and has worked at the European Court of Auditors for 20 years. He trained as a chartered accountant in the London office of one of the (then) big-six accounting firms. After gaining further private sector audit experience in Luxembourg, Geoffrey passed a competition to become an official at the ECA. He first worked on the development and subsequent implementation of the annual statement of assurance. This was followed by working in quality control. Now Director of the Presidency, Geoffrey has responsibility for the ECA’s international relations, communication and strategic support.
Nicole B. Simpson – Colgate University, New York
Nicole B. Simpson is an Associate Professor of Economics at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2001. Nicole considers herself to be a macroeconomist who focuses on labor issues. Her research areas include immigration, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), education and growth. She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.
Günperi Sisman is a Research Analyst at the London School of Economics. She is a recent Master’s graduate from the School, with a specialization in International Relations of the European Union. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from the American University, Washington DC.
Theda Skocpol – Harvard University
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. She is also the Director of the Scholars Strategy Network. Her publications include, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism(Oxford University Press, 2011), Bringing the State Back In (Cambridge University Press, 1985), and States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia and China (Cambridge University Press, 1979).
Melina Skouroliakou – Hellenic Observatory
Melina Skouroliakou is a Press Officer at the Secretariat General of Information and Communication in Athens, currently at service at the Press Office in Paris. Prior to her appointment she was a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on paradigms of Greek foreign policy.
Nikos Skoutaris – LSE European Institute
Nikos Skoutaris is the A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research fellow, European Institute, LSE. He is participating in the ERC-funded European and National Constitutional law project (EuNaCon). His research project on ‘Territorial Pluralism in Europe’ will be published as a monograph by Hart Publishing in 2014.
James Sloam– Royal Holloway, University of London
James Sloam is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also co-director of the Centre for European Politics. His recent research has focused on the civic and political engagement of young people in Europe and the United States. He is also co-convenor of the Political Studies Association specialist group on young people’s politics and will be running a working group on this subject at the APSA Annual Meeting in August. If you are interested in joining this group and/ or participating in the working group in Chicago, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org He tweets about young people’s politics @James_Sloam
Teresa Smart – Institute of Education
Teresa Smart is visiting fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, and co-author of “Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique?“.
Professor Karen E. Smith – LSE International Relations Department
Karen E Smith is a Professor in International Relations and Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit at the London School of Economics. Her research interests have centre on the international relations of the European Union, focusing on the EU’s pursuit of so-called ‘ethical’ foreign policy goals such as promoting human rights and democracy. Her latest books are Genocide and the Europeans (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and European Union foreign policy in a changing world (Polity, 2008).
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Arndt Sorge – University of Potsdam
Arndt Sorge is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Social Science at the University of Potsdam. Until 2011 he was Director of the Internationalization and Organization department at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center Berlin).
Erna Solberg – Høyre
Erna Solberg is leader of Høyre (the Conservative Party), the largest centre-right political party in Norway. She is a graduate from the University of Bergen and has been a member of the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) since 1989.
Franziska Spörri – University of Zurich
Franziska Spörri is an Assistant at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Her research interests are political economy, the effectiveness of development assistance, and micro-finance.
Emily St.Denny – University of Stirling
Emily St.Denny is a PhD candidate at the University of Stirling. Her thesis investigates the role of ideas in shaping the trajectory of contemporary French prostitution policies. Emily also has research interests and experience in theoretical approaches to public policy and political economy, ideational approaches to political science, and comparative qualitative methods in political science. She holds an MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security from the University of Edinburgh and a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Politics from the University of Stirling.
Marietta Stankova – LSE IDEAS
Marietta Stankova is an Associate of the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. She has written on the origins of the Cold War in the Balkans, with particular regard to Bulgaria. Another persistent focus of interest is the establishment of Communist rule in the country.
Paul Stephenson – Maastricht University
Paul J. Stephenson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at Maastricht University. His most recent book is the co-authored textbook ‘Analyzing the European Union Policy Process’ (Palgrave, 2011). His research interests include theories of integration, the policy-making process (particularly implementation and evaluation), institutions (European Commission, the European Court of Auditors and executive EU agencies), European policies (transport/space, regions/cohesion), as well as contemporary issues relating to the society and politics of France and Spain.
Lord Nicholas Stern – London School of Economics and Political Science
Nicholas Stern is I.G. Professor of Economics and Government and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. He served as Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and of the World Bank, and as a senior official at the UK Treasury.
Alex Stevens – University of Kent
Alex Stevens is a Professor in Criminal Justice and Deputy Head of the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. He has worked on issues of drugs, crime and health in the voluntary sector, as an academic researcher and as an adviser to the UK government. His most recent book is Drugs, Crime and Public Health (Routledge, 2011).
Kitty Stewart – LSE Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Kitty Stewart is Lecturer in Social Policy at the LSE and a Research Associate at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
Daniel Stockemer – University of Ottawa
Daniel Stockemer is an Assistant Professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include political participation, political representation, social movements and right-wing extremism.
Hans Christian Ströbele – Member of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)
Hans Christian Ströbele is a Member of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) for the Green Party. In 2002, he became the first Green politician ever to be directly elected to the Deutscher Bundestag. Ströbele studied law and political science in Heidelberg and Berlin. As a lawyer, he defended political criminals for over thirty years, including members of the terrorist Red Army Faction.
Stefan Strauss – Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Stefan Strauss is a researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. His research focuses on the steering mechanisms of information systems (e-governance) and their impacts on political processes, identity construction, surveillance and privacy protection.
Paul Sum – University of North Dakota
Paul E. Sum is an Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota. His research agenda addresses cross-national differences in political culture and citizen mobilization especially within the context of democratization. His area of expertise is East-Central Europe and he maintains a special relationship with Romania. His current interests explore determinants of generalized trust in terms of dispositions, experiences and contexts. He also continues to be interested in the effectiveness of civil society development assistance, especially the extent to which such assistance furthers the development of social capital through non-governmental organizations.. He has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, Council of Europe, OSCE, Democracy International, National Democratic Institute, World Learning, International Research & Exchanges Board, and American Council for Learned Societies. He is the Chair for the Society for Romanian Studies related groups section of the American Political Science Association.
Rashid Sumaila – Fisheries Centre (University of British Columbia)
Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre. He specialises in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries.
Paul Taggart – University of Sussex
Paul Taggart is a Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex European Institute, Head of Department for Politics and Contemporary European Studies, and a Jean Monnet Chair. He is also editor of Government and Opposition, former editor of the journal Politics, and co-Convenor of the European Referendums, Elections and Parties Network (EPERN). He has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Gothenberg and Sarajevo and is a visiting scholar at the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University.
Izolda Takacs - University of Pécs, Hungary
Izolda Takacs is a permament visiting lecturer and PhD student at theuniversity of Pécs (Hungary). She has published studies in gender studies, specifically on womens’ role in politics, women rights, and the effect of history and art to the present society.
Gabriel Talmain – University of Glasgow
Gabriel Talmain is the Daniel Jack Chair of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow since 2006. He has also taught at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique, Columbia University, State University of New York at Albany, and the University of York where he held the Chair of Macroeconomics. He was also a Visiting Expert at the ECB 2003-2004, and has worked previously at the OECD, IMF, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He was awarded various grants from the ESRC and various funding bodies, and has published extensively in the fields of economic theory, macroeconomics, and financial economics. He is currently co-editor of the Bulletin of Economic Research.
Mimi Tam - Bruegel
Mimi Tam is a Research Assistant at Bruegel, working on climate change and energy policy. She contributed to a Bruegel Blueprint on the EU Energy Transition. She obtained an MSc of Economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (UPF). Tam also holds a BA in Computer Science, with a minor in economic theory, from New York University. Prior to pursuing her masters, Mimi spent a few years working for large consultancy firms (including KPMG and Deloitte & Touche).
Tanja Tamminen – Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Tanja Tamminen is a Researcher in the European Union research program at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Her research interests include EU – Western Balkans relations, Civilian crisis management and state building, and regional cooperation.
Will Tanner - Reform
Will Tanner is a Researcher at the independent thinktank Reform, whose latest report, Doing it justice, is available at www.reform.co.uk.
Olga Shumylo-Tapiola – Carnegie Europe
Olga Shumylo-Tapiola is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. She is the former director of the International Centre for Policy Studies, a leading independent Ukrainian think tank that specializes in economic and political reform in the Ukraine and relations between the European Union and Ukraine. She is also deputy head of the board of PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society), a network of European civil society organizations.
Anthony Teasdale – LSE European Institute
Anthony Teasdale, who writes in a personal capacity, is a director in the European Parliament and a former Special Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and HM Treasury. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the European Institute of the LSE and co-author of The Penguin Companion to European Union (2012).
Ioannis Tellidis - Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Ioannis Tellidis is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. His research focuses mainly on terrorism and political violence, and peace and conflict studies. His current research involves the intersection between the two fields of terrorism and peace & conflict studies, and the investigation of emerging actors in international peace building. Occasionally he writes opinion pieces about current affairs in his native Greece. You can follow him on Twitter @yannistellidis
Yoav Tenembaum - Tel Aviv University
Yoav Tenembaum is a a lecturer at the Diplomacy Program, Political Science Department, at Tel Aviv University, Israel. The political analyst was born in Argentina, and has lived in various countries, including Israel, Argentina, the United States (New York), Great Britain and Spain. He pursued his academic studies in Israel (B.A. in History at Tel Aviv University) and in Great Britain (Masters in International Relations at Cambridge University, Doctorate in Modern History at the University of Oxford).
Pedro Teixeira – University of Porto
Pedro Teixeira is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Porto and Director of the Centre of Research on Higher Education Policy. His research interests focus on the economics of higher education, notably on markets and privatisation, and the development of human capital as a research program. His forthcoming co-edited book (with Christine Musselin) is Reforming Higher Education: Public Policy Design and Implementation (Springer, 2014).
Göran Therborn – University of Cambridge
Göran Therborn is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and Affiliated Professor of Sociology at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Formerly he was co-Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences at Uppsala, and before that Professor of Sociology at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and also Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Göran is also a civic intellectual, with a lifetime commitment to universal freedom and equality, a supporter of anti-imperialist and egalitarian social movements, as well as a writer of and on Marxist and Radical theory.
Mamas Theodorou – Open University of Cyprus
Mamas Theodorou is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Open University of Cyprus.
Marianne Thieme – Party for the Animals
Marianne Thieme is the parliamentary leader of the Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren) in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands.
Renaud Thillaye – Policy Network
Renaud Thillaye is policy researcher at Policy Network and co-author, with Roger Liddle and Olaf Cramme, of the paper “Where next for Eurozone governance? Reconciling economic logic and political dilemmas”
Jochen Tholen - University of Bremen
Dr. Jochen Tholen is research director at the Institute Labour and Economy, at the University of Bremen, Germany. He holds master degrees in economy and sociology and his research areas are labour relations, management and related studies with a focus on Europe and transition countries.
Daniel C. Thomas – University College Dublin
Daniel C. Thomas is Associate Professor of European Governance and Director of the Dublin European Institute at University College Dublin. He is also editor of the blogeuropedebate.ie, which provides Irish perspectives on EU governance.
Dimitrios Thomakos - University of Peloponnese, Greece & Rimini Center of Economic Analysis, Italy
Dimitrios D. Thomakos is a Professor at the Department of Economics, School of Management and Economics at the University of Peloponnese, Greece, and a Senior Fellow at the Rimini Center of Economic Analysis, Italy. His research interests include Theoretical and Applied Econometrics, Applied Financial Economics, International Trade & Economic Development and Time Series Analysis and Forecasting.
Sarah Thomson – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/LSE Health
Sarah Thomson is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the LSE, Head of the LSE Hub of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Deputy Director of LSE Health. Her research interests include health system financial sustainability, health financing policy and comparative policy analysis in high- and middle-income countries.
Guido Tiemann – Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies
Guido Tiemann is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. Prior to joining the department, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/ Oder). His fields of specialization are Political Methodology, Electoral Systems, Party Systems, Electoral Behaviour, and European Integration.
Erik R. Tillman – DePaul University
Erik R. Tillman is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at DePaul University. His current research examines the sources of EU attitudes and their effects on national electoral politics. He tweets @ertillman
Annette Elisabeth Toeller – FernUniversitaet Hagen
Annette Elisabeth Toeller is Professor for Public Policy at the FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany. She is mainly interested in environmental policy, approaches to regulation and the Europeanization of public policies. She has authored numerous books and journal articles. Toeller holds a PhD in political science from the University of Darmstadt, Germany.
Patrick Tomlin – University of Reading
Patrick Tomlin is a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Reading, and a member of the Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy (REAPP) research group. His work has appeared, or will soon appear, in journals such as Ethics, Journal of Political Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, Political Studies, and Utilitas.
Jacopo Tondelli – Linkiesta
Jacopo Tondelli is the editor-in-chief of “Linkiesta”, one of Italy’s leading online newspapers.
Ben Tonra – University College Dublin
Ben Tonra is Jean Monnet Professor of European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and Associate Professor of International Relations at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Politics and International Relations. Tonra is a graduate of the University of Limerick and was awarded his PhD from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. Tonra’s research interests are concerned with EU security and defense, Irish foreign policy and international relations theory.
Mariano Torcal is a Full Professor of Political Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and an Senior Adjunct Faculty at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Since 2001, he has been the Spanish National Coordinator of the European Social Survey. His main research interests include: Political Behavior, Political Culture and Political Attitudes, Social and Political Participation in New Democracies, Institutionalization of Party Systems, Mechanisms of Vote Intermediation, and Electoral Accountability. His latest books are The Europeanization of National Polities? Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Las Elecciones Europeas 2009 (Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2012).
Federico Toth is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at University of Bologna. His research interests include health policies and the welfare state.
Maja Troedsson – Lund University
Maja Troedsson holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs from the Department of Political Sciences at Lund University, specialising on the European Citizens’ Initiative. She is currently a member of the Citizens’ Committee behind ECI Fraternité 2020. Maja Troedsson can be followed on Twitter @majatroe, and also tweets for @fraternite_2020.
Jarle Trondal – University of Agder and University of Oslo
Jarle Trondal is Professor in public administration at University of Agder and at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. His academic interests include the EU in general, the executive branch of government, the transformation of European government and governance, and comparative international bureaucracy.
Rafal Trzaskowski – Member of the European Parliament
Rafal Trzaskowski has been a Member of European Parliament from the constituency of Warsaw since 2009. He is a member of Civic Platform – which belongs to the EPP, the largest party group in the European Parliament. He works in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and in the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Before he was elected to the European Parliament, he was the advisor to Jacek Saryusz-Wolski , the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.
Joshua Tucker – New York University
Joshua Tucker is a Professor of Politics at New York University. His major field is comparative politics with an emphasis on mass politics, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, and, more recently, political representation and democratization. His primary regional specialization is in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His book, Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-1999 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) examines the effect of economic conditions on election results in twenty national elections that took place between 1990-99 in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Joshua Tucker tweets as @j_a_tucker.
Owen Tudor – TUC
Owen Tudor is the Head of the TUC’s European Union and International Relations Department. He is a substitute member of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) executive committee and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) executive board. From 2000-2003, he was a member of the Administrative Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health in Bilbao and from 1997 to 2003 he was an alternate member of the EU Advisory Committee on Safety, Hygiene and Health. He has acted as an expert for the EU Economic and Social Committee on several occasions.
Nikolaos Tzifakis- University of Peloponnese
Dr. Nikolaos Tzifakis (PhD Lancaster University) is Lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese. He has research interests in International Relations theory, contemporary developments in the Balkans and EU external policies. His edited book International Politics in Times of Change was published in 2012 by Springer.
Simon Usherwood – University of Surrey
Dr Simon Usherwood is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Head of the School of Politics, University of Surrey. After study at the College of Europe and the LSE’s European Institute, his work has focused on euroscepticism, both in the UK and more widely across the EU. He is coordinator of the UACES Collaborative research Network on Euroscepticism (www.uaces.org/euroscepticism) and co-author of The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (OUP).