Charalampos Efstathopoulos: Middle Powers in World Trade Diplomacy – India, South Africa and the Doha Development Agenda

Introducing Charalampos Efstathopoulos

Charalampos EfstathopoulosCharalampos Efstathopoulos is a Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Charalampos’ research interests focus on the diplomacy of Southern powers in global governance. He specialises in the foreign policy of India and South Africa, and especially their diplomacy in international institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations Security Council. Read more

Sören Scholvin: The Geopolitics of Regional Power – Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

Introducing Sören Scholvin

The Geopolitics of Regional Power - Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern AfricaSören Scholvin is a research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of Hanover, Germany. Dr Scholvin is also an associated researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. His research focuses on the geopolitics of emerging powers, and regional cooperation on energy and transport in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. Read more

Joseph Cerami: International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army

Introducing Joseph Cerami

Joseph CeramiJoseph (Joe) Cerami joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2001. He holds a PhD from Penn State University’s School of Public Affairs, and teaches courses in national security policy and leadership studies in the Master’s Program in International Affairs. Dr Cerami was appointed as the founding director of the Bush School’s Public Service Leadership Program in 2002. Read more

Veit Bachmann: European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy

Introducing Veit Bachmann

Veit BachmannDr Veit Bachmann (born in 1979) works at the Department of Human Geography at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is currently the director of the EuroGaps research group that examines external relations and external perceptions of the EU in sub-Saharan Africa and the Black Sea Region. Veit was trained at the University of Plymouth (PhD, 2009), Texas A&M University (MSc 2006) and the Universität Trier (BA 2004). Read more

Sabina Mihelj: Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

Introducing Sabina Mihelj

Mihelj_smallDr Sabina Mihelj is Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. She studied in Slovenia, Germany and Hungary and holds a PhD from the Ljubljana Graduate School of the Humanities. Her major areas of research interest include: nationalism and the mass media; religion, media and culture; the cultural Cold War; and comparative media research. Read more

Julien Mercille: Cruel Harvest – US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade

Introducing Julien Mercille

picture Julien MercilleJulien Mercille is Lecturer at the School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy of the University College Dublin. Before receiving his PhD in geography from UCLA (Los Angeles, USA) in 2007, he obtained an MA in geography from the University of Kentucky (USA) and a BA in International Development Studies from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). 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

Saul Cohen: Geopolitical Review 2012 – Events that Impacted 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

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

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