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

Introducing Veit Bachmann

Veit BachmannDr Veit Bachmann (born in 1979) works at the Department of Human Geography at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is currently the director of the EuroGaps research group that examines external relations and external perceptions of the EU in sub-Saharan Africa and the Black Sea Region. Veit was trained at the University of Plymouth (PhD, 2009), Texas A&M University (MSc 2006) and the Universität Trier (BA 2004). Read more

Matthew Sparke: Globalization discourse, geoeconomic myths, neoliberalization

Introducing Matthew Sparke

Matthew SparkeMatthew Sparke is Professor of Geography and International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Global Health. He is the author of multiple articles on geopolitics and globalization, as well as two books: “In the Space of Theory” (2005) and “Introduction to Globalization” (2013). Read more

Jean-Marc Huissoud: Geopolitical Festival, Middle East, world governance, ‘reality’

Introducing Jean-Marc Huissoud

Jean-Marc HuissoudJean-Marc Huissoud is Professor of Geopolitics at Grenoble École de Management (France). Moreover, he is Director of the Center for Governance and Geopolitical Studies. Professor Huissoud is also Director of the Festival de Géopolitique that takes place annually in Grenoble. Read more

John Morrissey: subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, strategic studies

Introducing John Morrissey

John MorrisseyDr John Morrissey is a political and cultural geographer at National University of Ireland, Galway, where he is Director of the Masters in Environment, Society and Development. Dr Morrissey did his undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin and his PhD at the University of Exeter. He has recently completed an MA in Academic Practice at NUI Galway’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Read more

Pádraig Carmody: New Scramble for Africa, Fortune Global 500, China’s flexigemony

Introducing Pádraig Carmody

picture Pádraig CarmodyPádraig Carmody is an associate professor of development geography at Trinity College Dublin.

He undertook his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at thsi university, while his PhD is from the University of Minnesota, USA. Read more

Katharyne Mitchell: Geoeconomics, Micro/Macro Scales, Fascism, Feminist Theory

Introducing Katharyne Mitchell

Katharyne Mitchell is Professor of Geography at the University of Washington and obtained a PhD in the same discipline at the University of California (Berkeley). What follows is her personal introduction in the first person (participants in the Geopolitical Passport series are usually introduced in third person).

Like many Americans I got a very (very!) broad undergraduate education, beginning in English and music theory as a freshman, then studying Danish and architecture (and failing out of English) during my junior year abroad, gravitating finally to art history by late in my senior year. Read more

Gérard Dussouy: Systemic geopolitics, physical geography, reductionist theories

Introducing Gérard Dussouy

picture Gerard DussouyDr Gérard Dussouy (1945, Saint Jean de Luz) has studied economics, geography and political science.

Currently, Mr Dussouy -who holds the French nationality- is professor in Geopolitics at the University of Bordeaux.

His third book in the series “Traité de Relations Internationales” -about globalisation- appeared in 2009. Read more

Virginie Mamadouh: Geopolitics in the 2000s

Introducing Virginie Mamadouh

Virginie MamadouhDr Virginie Mamadouh is Associate Professor in Political and Cultural Geography at the University of Amsterdam. Dr Mamadouh is further involved with a number of journals such as Geopolitics and Political Geography. Her research interests include geopolitics and globalisation; transnationalism and ‘new media’; (transnational) migration and territorial identities; electoral geography and urban social movements. Read more

Pádraig Carmody: Africa’s natural resources, climate change and security

Introducing Pádraig Carmody

picture Pádraig CarmodyPádraig Carmody (Dublin, 1968) holds a BA and MSc from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. His recent research centred on the political economy of globalization in Africa. He is Lecturer in Geography at Trinity College in Dublin. Moreover, he works as Research Associate at the Institute for International Integration Studies. Read more

Julien Mercille: US foreign policy towards Iran

Introducing Julien Mercille

Julien MercilleDr Mercille, who holds the Canadian nationality, 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 from the University of Kentucky (USA) and a BA in International Development Studies from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Read more