Béatrice Giblin: The Conflicts in the World – A Geopolitical Approach

Introducing Béatrice Giblin

Giblin_smallBéatrice Giblin is a geographer and Professor of Geopolitics. She is teaching at Paris 8 University (former experimental center of Vincennes). Professor Giblin is the founder of the French Institute of Geopolitics (2002) that she headed for ten years. Moreover, she is Head of the geographical and geopolitical magazine Hérodote, founded by Yves Lacoste whom she succeeded in 2006. 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

Sara Fregonese: Urban Geopolitics, Hybrid Sovereignty, international diplomacy

Introducing Sara Fregonese

Sara FregoneseEditor’s note: Publication of this interview marks a milestone in the development of ExploringGeopolitics as Sara Fregonese is the 100th contributor to the website. Many thanks to all scholars that made an effort to make the website so much larger than envisaged at the start!

Sara Fregonese is Birmingham Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham. She grew up in Italy where she obtained a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Cross-Mediterranean Cooperation. Read more

David Newman: Israel-Palestinian conflict, peace studies, borders, academia politics

Introducing David Newman

picture David NewmanDr David Newman is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He obtained his degrees at the University of London and the University of Durham (both in UK). Dr Newman teaches political geography and his research areas include territorial dimensions of ethnic conflict and the contemporary significance and functions of borders. Since 1998, Newman has been the chief editor of the journal, Geopolitics, a quarterly academic peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis. 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: 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

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

Jonathan Armstrong: State terrorism – Definition, geographic spaces and place destruction

Introducing Jonathan Armstrong

Jonathan ArmstrongJonathon Armstrong is currently studying for an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security at Kings College London after obtaining a BA in Government at the London School of Economics. Read more

Mahdi Ahouie: 2-Iran’s nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty

Introducing Mahdi Ahouie

Mahdi AhouieMahdi Ahouie (Tehran, 1977) is Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue in Geneva.

He has obtained a PhD in International Relations at L’Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement (HEID, University of Geneva). Read more