Notes on Contributors

In: Group Politics in UN Multilateralism
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Notes on Contributors

Alex J. Bellamy

is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is also Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute in New York City and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Megan Dee

is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Stirling, UK. Her research addresses the politics and performance of actors at work within international organizations, with special interest in the EU and United Nations. She has published extensively on EU performance in multilateral nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament forums and takes a particular interest in group dynamics within nuclear politics. Prior to joining Politics at Stirling Megan undertook a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Warwick, and has a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow.

Mary Farrell

is Professor of International Relations in the School of Law, Criminology and Government at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. Her research interests include UN politics and policy-making, multilateralism and the global order, global governance, European Union external relations, comparative regionalism and Africa in the international system. Her recent publications include: ‘Europe-Africa Relations over Time: History, Geo-Politics and New Political Challenges’, in Knud Erik Jorgensen, Åsne Kalland Aarstad, Edith Drieskens, Katie Laatikainen and Ben Tonra (eds.), The Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy (London: SAGE, 2014); and (with Stefan Gänzle) ‘Coherence of International Regimes: The Role of the European Union and the Provision of Global Public Goods’, Background Paper for European Development Report 2013 (Brussels: European Commission, 2013).

Lisanne Groen

is a postdoctoral researcher at the Open University of the Netherlands in Heerlen on climate change adaptation policy. Before joining the Open University in July 2019, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium, and at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan, on international climate change policy, including low-carbon technology transfer. She obtained a PhD in political science in October 2016 from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the European Union’s performance as a negotiator in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Her thesis was awarded the UACES Best PhD Thesis Prize in 2017.

Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann

is Professor of International Relations at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC) in Brazil. She has a PhD from the University of Tübingen and has been a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, University of Erfurt and the Free University of Berlin. She has published in the areas of comparative regionalism, Latin American regionalism, inter-regionalism, legitimacy and democracy at the global level, including ‘Democratic Theory Questions Informal Global Governance’ with Monica Herz, International Studies Review, 2019; and ‘Negotiating normative premises in democracy promotion: Venezuela and the Inter-American Democratic Charter’, Democratization, 2019.

Madeleine O. Hosli

is a full professor of Political Science/International Relations at Leiden University. She is embedded into Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) in The Hague. Her predominant research interests are in international organization, European integration and international political economy. She holds a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam and has published extensively on European integration, relations between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) and reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués

is Associate Professor at Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and member of the Observatory of European Foreign Policy (both in Spain). She holds a PhD in International Relations from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She is principal investigator for the national project VISIONS (Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities), and also participates in EU-funded EUN-NET (Jean Monnet Network), NORTIA (Jean Monnet Network) and Global India (Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network). Her research interests focus on the EU’s foreign and security policy, neighbouring countries, multilateralism and the United Nations. She has published extensively, with publications appearing in Security Dialogue, International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, among others.

Katie Verlin Laatikainen

is Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at Adelphi University, New York. Her research focuses on the intersection of EU and UN multilateralism, and her published work in this area includes The Sage Handbook on European Foreign Policy (Sage 2015) co-edited with K.E. Jørgensen, A.K. Aarstad, E. Drieskens, and B. Tonra; The Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions: Performance, Policy and Power (Routledge, 2014) co-edited with K.E. Jørgensen; and The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms (Palgrave 2006) co-edited with Karen E. Smith. She is co-author (with Donald J. Puchala and Roger A. Coate) of United Nations Politics: International Organization in a Divided World (Pearson: 2007; reissued by Routledge 2015).

Michaël Lantmeeters

is a recent Master’s graduate in International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, where he focused on international economics, East Asia, and global theory and history. Before attending SAIS, Michaël obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also attended the University of Copenhagen in Denmark for a semester as an Erasmus student and has conducted a research internship at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Bruges.

Nandi Makubalo

has an educational background predominately in African development studies and conflict resolution. Her research interests include the United Nations and the African Union, poverty alleviation and development and, peace and conflict resolution. In 2019, she undertook an internship at the United Nations University institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), where she conducted research on the United Nations and the African Union’s coordination on peace missions.

Jürgen Rüland

is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Among his more recent book publications are ASEAN as an Actor in International Fora, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (with Paruedee Nguitragool); The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy, Stanford: Stanford University Press; and Religious Actors and Conflict Transformation in Southeast Asia: Indonesia and the Philippines, London: Routledge 2019 (with Christian von Lübke and Marcel Baumann).

Karen E. Smith

is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has written extensively on EU foreign policy, EU-UN relations, and EU human rights policy. Her most recent books are European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World, 3rd edition (Polity, 2014); Genocide and the Europeans (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and, co-edited with Katie Verlin Laatikainen, The European Union at the United Nations: Intersecting Multilateralisms (Palgrave, 2006).

Jana Tabak

is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research is on international relations with an emphasis on international security, focusing on topics including international politics, international organizations, UN issues, international security, conflict resolution and childhood. Among her latest publications are: The Child and the World: Child-Soldiers and the Claim for Progress (University of Georgia Press 2020) and ‘Responsibility to Protect the Future: Children on the Move and the Politics of Becoming’, Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 10, 2018, pp. 121–144.