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

Introducing Joseph Cerami

Joseph CeramiJoseph (Joe) Cerami joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2001. He holds a PhD from Penn State University’s School of Public Affairs, and teaches courses in national security policy and leadership studies in the Master’s Program in International Affairs. Dr Cerami was appointed as the founding director of the Bush School’s Public Service Leadership Program in 2002. Read more

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

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

Introducing Andreas Behnke

Behnke_smallAndreas 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, the global politics of fashion, the role of drones in the transformation of war and sovereignty, and the role of NATO in the post-9/11 era. Read more

Paula Sabloff: Does Everyone Want Democracy? Insights from Mongolia

Introducing Paula Sabloff

Paula SabloffPaula 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 doctorate were conducted in Mexico. After several years in higher education administration (including Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education in New Mexico [1983], Academic Planner for the State of New Mexico [1984], Coordinator of Strategic Planning for UNM [1984-85] and Coordinator of Strategic Planning for the University of Pittsburgh), she returned to anthropological research, this time in Mongolia. Read more

Stuart Elden: The Birth of Territory

Introducing Stuart Elden

Stuart EldenStuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, and one of the editors of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. “The Birth of Territory” is his fifth authored book, along with seven edited or co-edited collections. In 2013 he was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree for publications post-PhD, and elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. Read more

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

Introducing Gérard Dussouy

Gérard DussouyGerard 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 interview, Professor Dussouy recently also contributed to two other books. These books are “Traité des relations internationals” (edited by Thierry Balzacq et Frédéric Ramel and published by Presses De Sciences Po, 2013) and “Relations internationals: Bilan et perspectives” (edited by Dario Battistella, Editions Ellipses). Read more

Jennifer Hazen: What Rebels Want – Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime

Introducing Jennifer Hazen

Jennifer M. HazenDr. Jennifer M. Hazen has spent the past 12 years working on security issues in Africa. Her research focuses on armed groups, intrastate conflict, transnational threats, and post-conflict peacebuilding. Dr. Hazen has served as a Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and at the Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding in Geneva. She has also worked as a Senior Researcher at the Small Arms Survey, a Political Affairs Officer at the UN peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone, and as an Analyst with International Crisis Group. Read more

Arthur Asa Berger: Theorizing Tourism – Analyzing Iconic Destinations

Introducing Arthur Asa Berger

picture Arthur Asa BergerArthur 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 media, popular culture, humor and tourism. His books have been translated into eight languages and fourteen of his books have been translated into Chinese. Read more

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

Introducing Pierre Verluise

Verluise_smallDr 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 Relations Internationales et Action à l’Étranger (MRIAE) of Université Paris I, Sorbonne.

Jonathan Charteris-Black: Politicians and Rhetoric – The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

Introducing Jonathan Charteris-Black

Charteris-Black_smallJonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, where he has developed a range of new courses relating to Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor. He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and taught at the University of Surrey. He is the author of Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (Palgrave, 2004); The Communication of Leadership (Routledge, 2007); Gender and the Language of Illness. (Palgrave, 2010); Politicians and Rhetoric: The persuasive power of metaphor (Palgrave, 2nd Edition, 2011). Read more