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

Bastiaan van Apeldoorn: US imperialism, neoliberal globalisation, capitalism

Introducing Bastiaan van Apeldoorn

Bastiaan van ApeldoornBastiaan van Apeldoorn is currently Reader in International Relations at the VU University Amsterdam.

He was born in 1970 in Groningen in The Netherlands and studied Political Science at the University of Amsterdam where he obtained his Master’s degree in 1994. After having received his PhD in social and political sciences from the European University Institute in Florence in 1999, dr van Apeldoorn became a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies before joining VU University. 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

Dale Walton: US-China relationship, Great Powers, non-state actors, 21st century

Introducing Dale Walton

Dale WaltonDr. C. Dale Walton is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Lindenwood University in St. Charles (Missouri, US). A US citizen, his previous career experience includes teaching International Relations at the University of Reading (UK) from 2007-12, serving on the faculty of the Defense and Strategic Studies Department at Missouri State University from 2001-07, and working as a Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy. As a PhD student at the University of Hull (UK), he was an H.B. Earhart Fellow. Read more

Philippe Moreau Defarges: Overpopulation, geopolitical actors, world governance, Institut Français des Relations Internationales, IFRI

Introducing Philippe Moreau Defarges

Philippe Moreau DefargesPhilippe Moreau Defarges (1943) is Editor of the think-tank French Institute of International Relations (IFRI, Paris). Furthermore, he teaches at Sciences Po Paris. Mr Moreau Defarges is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and has studied at the French Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA). In the past, he worked for the French Foreign Office, mostly on European issues. Read more

Jennifer Hyndman: Unilateralism, Torture, Detention, Tsunamis, Humanitarian Aid

Introducing Jennifer Hyndman

Jennifer HyndmanJennifer Hyndman obtained her Phd at the University of British Columbia and is currently Professor in Social Science/Geography at York University in Toronto (Canada). Moreover, she is Associate Director of the Research Centre for Refugee Studies at the same university.

Professor Hyndman’s research combines political, economic, cultural and feminist geography, focusing on people’s mobility, displacement and security. She has a special interest in the dynamics of conflict and disaster that create refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as international humanitarian responses to such crises. Read more

William Worster: Sovereignty – Two Competing Theories of State Recognition – William Worster

Introducing William Worster

William WorsterWilliam Worster (1972, Boston, USA) currently serves as a lecturer at the Hague University, in the Hague, Netherlands; Research Director International Law of the Bynkershoek Institute at the Hague University; and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Read more

Stéphane Rosière: Third World, globalisation, imperialism, migration, walls, barriers

Introducing Stéphane Rosière

Stéphane RosièreStéphane Rosière holds a PhD in Geography and is currently Professor at Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France). Moreover, he is member of the Steering Committee of the Commission on Political Geography of the IGU/UGI and editor-in-chief of the online journal L’Espace Politique Read more

Emel Akçali – Cyprus’ geopolitical realities, representations and aspirations

Introducing Emel Akçali

Emel AkçaliEmel Akçali (1977) holds the Turkish and Cypriot nationality. She graduated in International Relations at both the American University (Paris, BA) and at the Université de Galatasaray (Istanbul, MA). Ms Akçali obtained her PhD in Political Geography at the Geography Institute of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Her current position is Visiting Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow at the Political Science and International Studies Department of University of Birmingham. Read more