Geopolitics Summer School

Introduction Are you looking for an inspiring, engaging and inclusive Geopolitics Summer School? Unfortunately, Editor Leonhardt cannot organize it at Maastricht University in 2020. This is due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Leonhardt’s Geopolitics Summer School normally consists of two modules: [CANCELLED

Stephen Saideman: NATO in Afghanistan – Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Introducing Stephen Saideman Stephen M. Saideman is the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current work focuses on Canadian and NATO’s efforts in

Pádraig Carmody: A Spectre is Haunting Europe – Ghost Geopolitics in Russia and Ukraine

Introducing Pádraig Carmody Pádraig Carmody lectures in Development Geography at TCD, from which he holds both a B.A. in Geography and History and M.Sc in Geography. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1998, where

Sören Scholvin: The Geopolitics of Regional Power – Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

Introducing Sören Scholvin Sören Scholvin is a research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of Hanover, Germany. Dr Scholvin is also an associated researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. His

Verica Rupar: Journalism and Meaning-making – Reading the Newspaper

Introducing Verica Rupar Verica Rupar is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication Studies, AUT, New Zealand. Her most recent publications include “Getting the facts right: reporting ethnicity and religion in Europe” (IFJ, 2012) and “Scooped: Politics and power

Ian Klinke: German Energy Security, Belarus, Marxism-Leninism, Post-Cold War Europe

Interview with Ian Klinke as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (German Energy Security, Belarus, Marxism-Leninism, Post-Cold War Europe)

Joseph Cerami: International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army

Interview with Joseph Cerami as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army)

Veit Bachmann: European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy

Interview with Veit Bachmann as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy )

Andreas Behnke: NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War – Representing the West

Introducing Andreas Behnke Andreas Behnke is Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and IR at the University of Reading. He obtained his MSc and his doctorate from Stockholm University. His current research projects include visuality as epistemology,

Paula Sabloff: Does Everyone Want Democracy? Insights from Mongolia

Introducing Paula Sabloff Paula L.W. Sabloff, Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, holds a B.A. from Vassar and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University, with a year at the University of Pennsylvania in-between. A political anthropologist, her master’s and

Gérard Dussouy: Opposed to a Europe Dominated by Brussels – In Favour of a Federal European State

Introducing Gérard Dussouy Gerard Dussouy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bordeaux, where he taught various fields of political sciences. His current research concerns Geopolitics, International Relations and Globalization. Next to writing the book that is subject of this

Pierre Verluise: Geopolitics of the EU Borders – Enlargement, how far?

Introducing Pierre Verluise Dr Pierre Verluise is Director of the French geopolitical magazine Diploweb.com. Moreover, he is Research Supervisor at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS). Dr Verluise further works as Lecturer in Political Geography at the Magistère des

Ruth Wodak and John Richardson: Analysing Fascist Discourse – European Fascism in Talk and Text

Introducing Ruth Wodak Ruth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK. Besides various other prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University Örebro in 2010. Research

Peter Taylor: Extraordinary Cities – Millennia of Moral Syndromes, World-Systems and City/State Relations

Introducing Peter Taylor Peter Taylor is Professor of Human Geography at Northumbria University (UK), has previously been at Loughborough and Newcastle universities, and has held nine visiting positions in universities in North America and Europe. He was a founding editor

Alan Ingram: Artists, Activists, Global Health, Insecurity, Drone Strikes, Secrecy

Interview with Alan Ingram as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Artists, Activists, Global Health, Insecurity, Drone Strikes, Secrecy)

Jakub Grygiel: Great Powers, Geopolitical Change, Historical Context, Technology

Interview with Jakub Grygiel as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Great Powers, Geopolitical Change, Historical Context, Technology, Geography)

Iver Neumann: Diplomatic Sites – A Critical Enquiry

Introducing Iver Neumann Iver B. Neumann is Montague Burton Professor at London School of Economics and also does research at NUPI. He is also adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a visiting professor at Belgrade University.

Sabina Mihelj: Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

Sabina Mihelj: Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

Introducing Sabina Mihelj Dr Sabina Mihelj is Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. She studied in Slovenia, Germany and Hungary and holds a PhD from the Ljubljana Graduate School

Nazli Choucri: CyberPolitics in International Relations

Introducing Nazli Choucri Nazli Choucri is Professor of Political Science, and serves as Associate Director of MIT’s Technology and Development Program (TDP). She is the architect and Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), a multi-lingual web-based knowledge networking

Allen Scott: A World in Emergence – Cities and Regions in the 21st Century

Introducing Allen Scott Allen J Scott is distinguished research professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Policy Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded the Vautrin Lud Prize in 2003 and the Anders

Arthur Asa Berger: Understanding American Icons – An Introduction to Semiotics

Introducing Arthur Asa Berger Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1965 to 2003. He has published more than 100 articles and close to 70 books on

Julien Mercille: Cruel Harvest – US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade

Introducing Julien Mercille Julien Mercille is Lecturer at the School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy of the University College Dublin. Before receiving his PhD in geography from UCLA (Los Angeles, USA) in 2007, he obtained an MA in geography

Andrea Teti: Geopolitical Review 2012 – The Arab Spring in Egypt: From Uprising to Revolution?

This essay by Andrea Teti is part of the Geopolitical Review 2012 and discusses the aftermatch of the Arab Spring in Egypt

Harm de Blij: Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever

Introducing Harm de Blij Born in the Netherlands, Harm de Blij went to primary and high school in Europe, received his B.Sc. from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and his Ph.D. in geography from Northwestern University in