Béatrice Giblin: The Conflicts in the World – A Geopolitical Approach

Introducing Béatrice Giblin

Giblin_smallBéatrice Giblin is a geographer and Professor of Geopolitics. She is teaching at Paris 8 University (former experimental center of Vincennes). Professor Giblin is the founder of the French Institute of Geopolitics (2002) that she headed for ten years. Moreover, she is Head of the geographical and geopolitical magazine Hérodote, founded by Yves Lacoste whom she succeeded in 2006. Read more

Harm de Blij: Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever

Introducing Harm de Blij

picture Harm de BlijBorn 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 the United States. Specializing in environmental and geopolitical issues, he authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books and atlases. He was awarded five honorary degrees and was Professor of Geography at Michigan State University at the time of this interview. Read more

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Disputed Maritime Boundaries, Norway-Russia Border Treaty

Introducing Joël Plouffe

Joël PlouffeJoël Plouffe is a Research Fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Fellow (CDFAI), and is a US State Department International Visiting Program Alumni (IVLP Arctic Security 2012). His research interests and publications deal mainly with the Geopolitics of the Arctic, Regions of the Circumpolar North, Security, Defence, US-Canada Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Read more

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Claims of EU, China and India; Resource Exploration/Exploitation

Introducing Joël Plouffe

Joël PlouffeJoël Plouffe is a Research Fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Fellow (CDFAI), and is a US State Department International Visiting Program Alumni (IVLP Arctic Security 2012). His research interests and publications deal mainly with the Geopolitics of the Arctic, Regions of the Circumpolar North, Security, Defence, US-Canada Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Read more

Fiona McConnell: Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation, Tibetan government

Introducing Fiona McConnell

picture Fiona McConnellDr Fiona McConnell is a Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Fiona did her undergraduate degree in Geography at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (2004), and obtained her Masters and PhD at Queen Mary, University of London (2010), where she was supervised by Prof. Miles Ogborn. Intersecting with scholarship in political geography, critical international relations and political anthropology, Fiona’s research focuses on issues around issues of sovereignty, state practices and the (re)pluralising of political space. Read more

Daniel Hammett: Global South, resistance, growing power of BRICs, Twitter, Zapiro

Introducing Daniel Hammett

picture Daniel HammettDr Daniel Hammett is a Faculty Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield and a Research Associate at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Following degrees from the University of Oxford and University of Edinburgh, he held posts at the University of Edinburgh and the University of the Witwatersrand before moving to Sheffield. Read more

Corey Johnson: global resource nexus, Germany, gas pipelines, overconsumption

Introducing Corey Johnson

picture Corey JohnsonDr Corey Johnson works as Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a PhD and MA in Geography from the University of Oregon, and BA (honors) in Geography and German from the University of Kansas. In the past, dr Johnson participated in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for Future American Leaders and was Visiting Fellow in three German public institutions. Read more

Matthew Hannah: Germany’s census boycott, police tactics, oppression, biopolitics

Introducing Matthew Hannah

Matthew HannahMatthew G. Hannah is Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK. He specializes in historical and political geography, particularly in the spatial politics of state knowledge in the modern world. Professor Hannah, a native of Maryland, earned his BSc in Geography at the University of Maryland, and his MSc and PhD degrees at the Pennsylvania State University. Read more

Matthew Hannah: Information Age, Collective Action, Self-Determination, Citizenship

Introducing Matthew Hannah

Matthew HannahMatthew G. Hannah is Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK. He specializes in historical and political geography, particularly in the spatial politics of state knowledge in the modern world. Professor Hannah, a native of Maryland, earned his BSc in Geography at the University of Maryland, and his MSc and PhD degrees at the Pennsylvania State University. Read more

Ian Storey: China, Asia-Pacific, US military capabilities, hegemony, balance of power

Introducing Ian Storey

Dr. Ian Storey is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. He received his PhD from the City University of Hong Kong, his Master’s degree from the International University of Japan, and his BA from the University of Hull, England.
Dr Storey specializes in Asian security issues, with a focus on Southeast Asia. At ISEAS he is the editor of the academic journal Contemporary Southeast Asia, and is currently working on a book on China’s defence diplomacy in Southeast Asia. Read more