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 graduate researcher at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Her research focuses on the contemporary process of political socialization among young people in Hungary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).