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

Simon Reid-Henry: Global Science, Development Ethics, Humanitarianism, Guantanamo

Introducing Simon Reid-Henry

Simon Reid-HenrySimon Reid-Henry is Reader in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He obtained his BA and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Since 2004 he has taught at Queen Mary, University of London, where in 2009 he was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development. Read more

Daniel Lambach: Failed States – Institutionalization, Democratisation, Intervention

Introducing Daniel Lambach

Daniel LambachDaniel Lambach currently is an Interim Professor of International Relations at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne (2006) after obtaining a Diplom in Political Science and Economics from the University in Marburg.

His research interests are fragile and collapsed states, norms of territoriality and sovereignty and the stability of authoritarian regimes. Read more

Daniel Lambach: Failed States – Definitions, Causes, Concepts, Local Governance

Introducing Daniel Lambach

Daniel LambachDaniel Lambach currently is an Interim Professor of International Relations at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne (2006) after obtaining a Diplom in Political Science and Economics from the University in Marburg.

His research interests are fragile and collapsed states, norms of territoriality and sovereignty and the stability of authoritarian regimes. 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

Stuart Elden: Political Geography, International Relations theory, UN Charter

Introducing Stuart Elden

Stuart EldenStuart Elden is Professor of Political Geography at Durham University, and Academic Director of the International Boundaries Research Unit. He is the author of three works of social/spatial theory on Heidegger, Foucault and Lefebvre, and of “Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty” which was awarded the Association of American Geographers Globe Book Award, the Political Geography Speciality Group Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award, and the Royal Geographical Society Murchison Award. Read more

Alistair Fraser: Land reform, South Africa, urban slums, industrial farmers

Introducing Alistair Fraser

picture Alistair FraserDr Alistair Fraser is a lecturer in NUI Maynooth, Ireland. What follows is his personal introduction in the first person (participants in the Geopolitical Passport series are usually introduced in third person).

I completed a Hons Degree in Geography at Strathclyde University in Glasgow (1999) and then moved to Columbus, Ohio where I completed my MA (2001) and PhD (2006) in Geography at The Ohio State University (OSU). At OSU I enjoyed working with Paul Robbins until he moved on and for the whole time I was there I learned enormously from Nancy Ettlinger, including working with her on a paper we published in Geoforum on British drum & bass music (which for my sins I constantly and exclusively listen to). Read more

Andrea Teti: Geopolitical Review 2011 – Egyptian Uprising, Regime Change, Muslim Brotherhood

Introducing Andrea Teti

Andrea TetiDr Andrea Teti (Naples, 1973) is Lecturer in International Relations at University of Aberdeen. His teaching focuses on Middle Eastern history and politics, and on political theory (particularly post-structuralism). Dr Teti studied for his MA (Hons.) and PhD at the University of St Andrews. Read more

Leonhardt van Efferink: Nation, nationalism and state – Modernism, Ethno-Symbolism, Primordialism

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

Leonhardt van Efferink: Lebanon’s sovereignty – The military, social and political rise of Hezbollah

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