Faculty

The MA will be taught by a combination of regular Vesalius faculty and a core of highly distinguished visiting faculty with bot practical experience and scholarly expertise

Vesalius College Faculty:

Dr. Richard Higgott, BA (Cov), MSc (Lond) PhD (Birm)
Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy and Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, Warwick University.
Speciality in international political economy and East Asian regionalism

Dr. Fernando Andresen Guimarães (PhD, London School of Economics)
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of European and Global Diplomacy at Vesalius College and Head of the Russia Division at the European External Action Service.
Dr. Andresen Guimarães has served in the European External Action Service since its inception. From October 2011 to August 2015, he was the Head of the EEAS United States and Canada Division. Prior to that, he was the EEAS advisor for multilateral relations. From 2004 to 2010, he was the Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the European Commission. He also served previously in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and with the Portuguese Foreign Service at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York) from 1992 to 2003. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1992). His book, The Origins of the Angolan Civil War, was published by Palgrave in 1998.

Dr. Julia De Clerck-Sachsse (DPhil University of Oxford) is Adviser for Strategic Planning in the European External Action Service and Adjunct Professor of European and Global Diplomacy at Vesalius College. Since 2015 Julia has been a member of the team of advisers conceiving the EU’s strategy for foreign and security policy, the EU Global Strategy. Her current work focuses on implementing the Strategy and Transatlantic Relations. Previously Julia was the speechwriter and public diplomacy adviser to the High Representative for EU Foreign and Security Policy. She also teaches EU foreign policy and Strategic Communications to senior diplomats. Before joining the European External Action Service, Julia worked on the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy at the German Federal Foreign Office as well as in the European Commission. From 2005-2009 Julia was Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, focusing on EU institutions and the EU Foreign Policy. Until 2012 she was also a lecturer on EU Politics at the Instituts d’Etudes Politiques, Paris.

Dr. Tongfi Kim (BA, MA Kyoto University; PhD Ohio State)
Assistant Professor of International Affairs with emphasis on Alliance Theory and Policy Practice in the Asia-Pacific.

Dr. Sarah Leonard (BA UCL; MA Leeds; PhD, Aberystwyth)
Associate Dean for Research and Assistant Professor of European Security
– focus on EU Counter-terrorism, Critical Security Studies and Contemporary Challenges.

Dr. Joachim Koops (BA Oxford; MA Turku; LPC Oxford; PhD Kiel)
Dean of Vesalius College and Research Professor of European Foreign and Security Policy
with focus on United Nations peacekeeping, EU Crisis Management and Diplomacy, Inter-organizational Relations in Security Governance.

Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro (MA in Public Policy, University of Michigan; MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Europe; PhD in Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles and in Political Theory – LUISS Guido Carli)
Assistant Professor of International Affairs
with a focus on Global Ethics, Gender and Peacebuilding, Feminist Theories of IR and History of Genocide.

Dr. Caterina Carta (BA in Political Science, University of Catania; MA in Political Science, University of Siena; PhD in Comparative and European Politics, University of Siena) is Assistant Professor of International Affairs. Her Teaching and Research interests include Diplomacy, Discourse Analysis, Cultural Diplomacy and EU Foreign Policy.


Visiting Faculty of the MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance

Dr. Heribert Dieter, MA, PhD (FU Berlin) Senior Fellow in Global Economic Issues at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin. Specialist in the politics and economics of the international financial system and publishes widely in both academic circles and in the media

Dr. Toby Dodge, BA (Staffs), PhD (Lond)
Professor of Foreign Policy Analysis and director of the Middle East Centre at The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Specialist in Foreign Policy Analysis and the international politics of the Middle East. His many publications include Inventing Iraq: the failure of nation building and a history denied Iraq: From War to New Authoritarianism.

Dr. Patrick Low, BA (Kent) PhD (Sussex)
Adjunct Professor at the GIIS, Geneva and Former Chief Economist at the World Trade Organisation and Vice President for Research at the Victor Fung Global Asia Institute in Hong Kong,
Specialist in international trade and trade negotiations. He has also worked at the World Banks as a senior economist and published widely on trade matters.

Dr. Simon Reich, BA (Essex) (MA Brandeis) PhD (Cornell)
Professor of Political Science in the Division of Global Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Specialist in international security with a focus on US foreign policy and trans-Atlantic relations. Author of Good-bye Hegemony!  Power and Influence in the Global System (with Richard Ned Lebow). The End of Grand Strategy: Maritime Operations in the 21st Century (with Peter Dombrowski) will be published in 2017.

Ambassador, Dr. Michael Reiterer, BA, PhD (Osnabruck)
Head of East Asia and the Pacific at the External Action Service of the European Union.
Specialist in European foreign policy making in general and Europe’s relations with East Asia in particular.

Dr. Diane Stone BA (Murd) MA, PhD (ANU)
Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and Centenary Professor in Governance at the University of Canberra.
Specialist in global public policy with an interest in think tanks and global public policy networks. Author of Capturing the Political Imagination: Think Tanks and the Policy Process and Knowledge Actors and Transnational Governance: The Private-Public Policy Nexus in the Global Agora