13/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Karin Fierke: Critical Approaches to International Security

Karin Marie Fierke has both American and British citizenship. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 1995 and has since been a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a Reader at Queen’s University … Continue reading

08/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Roland Bleiker: Aesthetics and World Politics

Roland Bleiker is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland. He grew up in Zürich, Switzerland, where he was educated and worked as a lawyer. He then studied international relations in Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Canberra. Professor Bleiker … Continue reading

06/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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L.H.M. Ling: The Dao of World Politics – Towards a Post- Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

L.H.M. Ling is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the New School for Public Engagement (NSPE). Moreover, she is Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy of the New School. Dr Ling obtained a BA … Continue reading

01/03/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Charalampos Efstathopoulos: Middle Powers in World Trade Diplomacy – India, South Africa and the Doha Development Agenda

Charalampos 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, … Continue reading

12/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Stephen Saideman: NATO in Afghanistan – Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Stephen M. Saideman is the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current work focuses on Canadian and NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan and also … Continue reading

21/11/2014
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Sören Scholvin: The Geopolitics of Regional Power – Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

Sören Scholvin is a research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of Hanover, Germany. He is also an associated researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. His research is focussed on … Continue reading

17/01/2014
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Béatrice Giblin: The Conflicts in the World – A Geopolitical Approach

Béatrice 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, … Continue reading

07/01/2014
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Verica Rupar: Journalism and Meaning-making – Reading the Newspaper

Verica Rupar is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication Studies, AUT, New Zealand. Her most recent publications include “Getting the facts right: reporting ethnicity and religion in Europe” (IFJ, 2012) and “Scooped: Politics and power of journalism in … Continue reading

17/12/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Andreas Behnke: NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War – Representing the West

Andreas Behnke is Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and IR at the University of Reading. He obtained his MSc and his doctorate from Stockholm University. His current research projects include visuality as epistemology, the global politics … Continue reading

21/10/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Paula Sabloff: Does Everyone Want Democracy? Insights from Mongolia

Paula L.W. Sabloff, Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, holds a B.A. from Vassar and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University, with a year at the University of Pennsylvania in-between. A political anthropologist, her master’s and doctorate were conducted … Continue reading

17/10/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Stuart Elden: The Birth of Territory

Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, and one of the editors of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. “The Birth of Territory” is his fifth authored book, along with seven edited or … Continue reading

16/10/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Gérard Dussouy: Opposed to a Europe Dominated by Brussels – In Favour of a Federal European State

Gerard Dussouy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bordeaux, where he taught various fields of political sciences. His current research concerns Geopolitics, International Relations and Globalization. Next to writing the book that is subject of this interview, Professor Dussouy … Continue reading

13/10/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Jennifer Hazen: What Rebels Want – Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime

Dr. Jennifer M. Hazen has spent the past 12 years working on security issues in Africa. Her research focuses on armed groups, intrastate conflict, transnational threats, and post-conflict peacebuilding. Dr. Hazen has served as a Research Fellow at the University … Continue reading

13/10/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Arthur Asa Berger: Theorizing Tourism – Analyzing Iconic Destinations

Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1965 to 2003. He has published more than 100 articles and close to 70 books on media, popular culture, humor … Continue reading

05/09/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Pierre Verluise: Geopolitics of the EU Borders – Enlargement, how far?

Dr Pierre Verluise is Director of the French geopolitical magazine Diploweb.com. Moreover, he is Research Supervisor at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS). Dr Verluise further works as Lecturer in Political Geography at the Magistère des Relations Internationales et … Continue reading

02/09/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Ruth Wodak and John Richardson: Analysing Fascist Discourse – European Fascism in Talk and Text

Ruth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK. Besides various other prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University Örebro in 2010. Research interests focus on … Continue reading

01/09/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Peter Taylor: Extraordinary Cities – Millennia of Moral Syndromes, World-Systems and City/State Relations

Peter Taylor is Professor of Human Geography at Northumbria University (UK), has previously been at Loughborough and Newcastle universities, and has held nine visiting positions in universities in North America and Europe. He was a founding editor of Political Geography … Continue reading

05/07/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Iver Neumann: Diplomatic Sites – A Critical Enquiry

Iver B. Neumann is Montague Burton Professor at London School of Economics and also does research at NUPI. He is also adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a visiting professor at Belgrade University. His current research … Continue reading

02/07/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Cyndy Scheibe: The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy – Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World

Cyndy Scheibe (PhD, ’87, Cornell University) is Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, USA, where she teaches courses in developmental psychology and media literacy, and directs the Center for Research on the Effects of Television. She is … Continue reading

23/06/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Jonathan Charteris-Black: Analysing Political Speeches – Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor

Jonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, where he has developed a range of new courses relating to Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor. He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and … Continue reading

23/06/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Jonathan Charteris-Black: Politicians and Rhetoric – The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

Jonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, where he has developed a range of new courses relating to Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor. He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and … Continue reading

03/05/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Barney Warf: Global Geographies of the Internet

Barney Warf is a professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human geography. Much of his research concerns economic geography, emphasizing services and telecommunications. His work straddles contemporary … Continue reading

02/05/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Steven Sloman: Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Steven A. Sloman is Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.  He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in cognitive psychology and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow of the … Continue reading

01/05/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Sabina Mihelj: Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

Dr 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. … Continue reading