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

Federico Bordonaro: Rediscovering Spykman – the Rimland, Geography of Peace and Foreign Policy

Introducing Federico Bordonaro

BordonaroDr. Federico Bordonaro is associate professor of geopolitics at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU, Italy) and lecturer at Rome’s university “La Sapienza”.He is senior analyst with the Power and Interest News Report and Equilibri.net, two organizations that collect open sources to provide conflict analysis. Read more

Frédéric Lasserre: Water scarcity, conflicts and global warming

Introducing Frédéric Lasserre

Professor Frédéric Lasserre obtained his PhD in Geography at the University of Saint Etienne and currently works at the Department of Geography of Laval University in Quebec. One of his specialisations is the geopolitics of water. Dr Lasserre is also researcher at l’Institut québécois des hautes études internationales (IQHEI), where he heads l’Observatoire de recherches internationales sur l’eau (ORIE). Furthermore, he is researcher at la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques (Université du Québec à Montréal). Read more

Gideon Biger: Palestine’s history and origin of the borders

Introducing Gideon Biger

Dr. Gideon Biger (Jerusalem, 1945) holds the Israeli nationality and obtained his PhD in historical geography at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) in 1979. He is currently professor in the department of geography and human environment at Tel Aviv university.

Mr. Biger’s areas of interest include historical geography, history of modern Israel and political geography. Moreover, he is an expert in international and national boundaries. Read more

Henk van Houtum: European borders, immigrants, Self-Other representations

Introducing Henk van Houtum

Henk van HoutumDr Henk van Houtum (1969) was born in The Netherlands and obtained his PhD at the University of Tilburg. Title of his dissertation was “The Development of Cross-Border Economic Relations”. He currently works as Associate Professor Geopolitics and Political Geography for the University of Nijmegen. Moreover, Mr van Houtum is Head of the Nijmegen Centre for Border Research. Read more

Steven Spittaels: Congo (Democratic Republic) – a complex civil war

Introducing Steven Spittaels

SpittaelsSteven Spittaels (1980) works for the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) in Antwerp (Belgium). He has visited the Democratic Republic Congo to conduct research in conflict areas. Read more

Emmanuel Dupuy: Military sociology, strategic thinking, threats, intelligence

Introducing Emmanuel Dupuy

foto DupuyEmmanuel Dupuy (1971) was born in Forbach (France) and holds the French nationality. He has a broad educational background at universities of Bordeaux and Toulouse and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, covering History, Law, Political Science, Defence studies and European studies. Mr. Dupuy is currently President of l’Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe. Read more

Nathalène Reynolds: Gender studies, eurocentric approach, communism in India

Introducing Nathalène Reynolds

foto ReynoldsDr Nathalène Reynolds obtained a doctorate in the History of International Relations (Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université of Paris I), after finishing her masters in International Relations (Paris I) and Political Science (Paris II). She currently works as Research Associate at the Centre for Asian Studies in Geneva. Furthermore, Ms Reynolds works as Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad. Read more

David Criekemans: Geopolitiek, Vlaanderen, Mackinder, Heartland, Spykman, Rimland

Introductie: David Criekemans

Dr David Criekemans is postdoctoraal navorser Internationale Politiek aan de Universiteit Antwerpen, onderzoekscoördinator en senior onderzoeker ‘Europese en Mondiale Verhoudingen’ bij het Vlaams Steunpunt Buitenlands Beleid, alsook docent ‘Geopolitiek’ aan zowel het International Centre for Geopolitical Studies (I.C.G.S.) in Genève (Zwitserland), als aan de Koninklijke Militaire School in Brussel. Read more

Timothy Boon von Ochssée: Mackinder and Spykman and the New World Energy Order

Timothy Boon von Ochssée

Introducing Timothy Boon von Ochssée

Timothy Boon von Ochssée is a researcher at the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) and works on a PhD about the global gas market. Read more