- Position :
Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy
- Department :
- International Affairs
- Phone :
- +32 (0)2 614 8171
- E-mail :
- Office hours :
- By appointment
- Nationality :
- British & Australian
- Languages :
- Education :
PhD in Political Science and African Studies, University of Birmingham
MSc in Political Science, University of London, (London School of Economics and Political Science)
BA, CNAA in History and Politics, Lanchester Polytechnic (now Coventry University)
- Teaching :
Vesalius College: 2016 - 2019
- Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy
Institute of European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): 2016 - 2019
- Research Professor
University of Warwick: 1996 - 2011
- Professor of International Political Economy
Victoria University of Manchester: 1993 - 1995
- Professor of Government
Australian National University: 1987 - 1993
- Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Relations: 1987 - 1990
- Professor in Public Policy, Graduate Programme in Public Policy with cross appointment in International Relations: 1990 - 1993
Murdoch University, Western Australia: 1982 - 1987
- Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Theory, then Associate Professor in Politics
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government: 1981 - 1982
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Western Australia: 1976 - 1980
- Lecturer in Politics
- Research area(s) :
- International Political Economy
- East Asian Economic Cooperation
- International Institutional Economic Governance and Diplomacy
- Asia-Europe Relations
- Global Higher Education Policy and University Governance
- Selected Publications :
Books (only recent)
Why Can’t We Govern the International Economy? Lessons From Financial Crises and Beyond, Kuala Lumpur Penerbit University Sains Malaysia, 2013: 1-30.
International Relations of the Asia Pacific, with Shaun Breslin (eds.) London: Sage, 2010, 4 Volumes
- Theorising International Politics, Volume 1: 1-367
- Security, Volume II: 1-411
- Political Economy of Development, Volume III: 1-393
- Regions and Regionalism, Volume IV: 1-364
Anti-Americansim: Regional and Cultural Perspectives, with Ivona Malbasic (eds.) London: Routledge, 2008: i-xviii, 1-236
Journal articles (only recent)
‘TPP and TTIP in Comparative Context: What Can Europe Learn?’ http://www.Realinstitutoelcano. org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/ari59-2016-higgott-tpp-ttip-comparative-context-what-can-europe-learn
‘The changing architecture of politics in the Asia-Pacific: Australia’s middle power moment?’(with Mark Beeson) International Relations of the Asia Pacific, 14 (2) 2014: 15-37.
‘Deliberative Global Governance and the Question of Legitimacy: What Can We Learn from the WTO? Review of International Studies, 36 (2) 2010: 449-70 with Eva Ermann
‘Not Just a Second Order Problem in a Wider Economic Crisis: Systemic Challenges for the Global Trading System’, Business and Politics, 11(3) 2009: 1-29
‘Odd Man Out, Odd Man in: Australia’s Liminal Position in Asia Revisited’, The Pacific Review, 21 (5) 2008: 623–634, with Kim Richard Nossal.
‘At Sea in a Leaky Boat: Jerry Cohen’s Uncomfortable Voyage in Trans-Atlantic International Political Economy,’ with Mat Watson, Review of International Political Economy, 15 (1) 2008: 1-17.
Other papers in International Organization, International Affairs, and Political Science Quarterly.
- Other relevant information:
Recent Non-Teaching Positions
Member, Governing Council, Association of Commonwealth Universities: 2012 - 2014
Vice Chancellor and President, Murdoch University: 2011 - 2014
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) University of Warwick and ex officio member of the University Council (the principal governing body) and the Senate (the principal academic body): 2007 - 2011
Director and Senior Scientist: European Commission, Framework 6, Network of Excellence ‘Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation’: 2006 - 2010
- Honours & Awards :
Recent Grants and Research Awards
2016 - 2018: Lead Author and a Principal Researcher, European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Award: 'European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy.'
2010 - 2011: Lead Author, initial Senior Scientist, European Union Framework 7 Research Competition, Integrated Research Project on ‘Europe and Global Re-Ordering in a Multi-Polar World.’
2005 - 2010: European Union Framework 6 Research Competition, Lead Scientist and Director, Europe Wide Network of Excellence on Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation.
2007 - 2008: Economic and Social Research Council ‘Impact Grant’ for the Warwick Commission Report on the Future of the Global Trade Regime after Doha.
2008: Elected to the Academy of Social Sciences of the UK (FAcSS).
2007: 'Distinguished' Professional Fellow, Siftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin (June - Sept).