Simon Dalby: 2-Discourses, Threats, Dichotomies, USSR Communism, Al-Qaida Terrorism

Introducing

Simon DalbyProfessor Simon Dalby obtained his Ph.D. (on cold war geopolitics) at Simon Fraser University.

He works at Carleton University in Ottawa, teaching courses in political geography, and is co-editor of the Geopolitics journal. Professor Dalby is specialised in critical geopolitics, environmental security and the geographical dimensions of global politics. Read more

Simon Dalby: 1-Security Definition, Otherness, Cold War, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke

Introducing

Simon DalbyProfessor Simon Dalby obtained his Ph.D. (on cold war geopolitics) at Simon Fraser University.

He works at Carleton University in Ottawa, teaching courses in political geography, and is co-editor of the Geopolitics journal. Professor Dalby is specialised in critical geopolitics, environmental security and the geographical dimensions of global politics. 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

Saul Cohen: Geopolitical Review 2011 – Global events and US foreign policy

Introducing Saul Cohen

Saul CohenProfessor Saul Cohen is University Professor Emeritus at Hunter College and the City University of New York. He is also Editor of the Oxford World Atlas, among other positions. Professor Cohen obtained his PhD at Harvard University and is specialised in geopolitical theory and political geography. He has written extensively about political and economic geography, Israel and Middle East geography, education and environmental perception. In 2008, the second edition of his book “Geopolitics: the Geography of International Relations” was published. Read more

Leonhardt van Efferink: Arctic Geopolitics – Russia’s territorial claims, UNCLOS, the Lomonosov Ridge

Introduction

Leonhardt van EfferinkLeonhardt van Efferink is Editor of ExploringGeopolitics, Founding Director of GeoMeans Strategic Environment Analysis and PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds Master’s degrees in Geopolitics, Territory and Security (King’s College London) and Financial Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam). Read more

Paul Routledge: Alter-Geopolitics, nuclear disarmament, civil disobedience

Introducing Paul Routledge

Paul RoutledgePaul Routledge is Reader at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences of the University of Glasgow. In the past, he worked at Harvard University, the Albert Einstein Institution in Cambridge (MA, US) and the University of Bristol. Paul obtained his PhD in Geography at Syracuse University. Dr Routledge further holds a BSc and MSc in Geography, from respectively Kingston Polytechnic and London School of Economics and Political Science. Read more

David Criekemans: The geopolitics of renewable energy – Different or similar to conventional energy?

Introducing David Criekemans

David CriekemansDr. David Criekemans is Research-co-ordinator and Senior Researcher ‘European and Global Relations’, Flemish Centre for International Policy (FCIP), Antwerp (Belgium). 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

Alexander Murphy: Nationalism, sovereignty, social constructs, human rights

picture Alexander Murphy

Introducing Alexander Murphy

Alexander Murphy is Professor of Geography and Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.

He obtained a BA in Archaeology at Yale University, a J.D. in Law at Columbia University and a PhD in Geography at the University of Chicago. Read more

Melanie Hanif: India’s foreign policy, energy security and the nuclear deal

Introducing Melanie Hanif

Melanie HanifMelanie Hanif is a research fellow at the GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) and a doctoral student at the University of Hamburg. In her dissertation, she discusses theories of regional powers and evaluates to which extent they help to understand India’s position in South Asia. Ms Hanif studied political science with a focus on international relations at the universities of Regensburg and Barcelona. Read more