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Global Policy Institute

People

Professor
David
Held

Co-Director

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David Held is a Professor of Political Science and Master of University College, Durham. Among his most recent publications are Globalisation/Anti-Globalisation (2007), Models of Democracy (2006), Global Covenant (2004), Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture (1999), and Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance (1995). His main research interests include the study of globalisation, changing forms of democracy and the prospects of regional and global governance. He is a Director of Polity Press, which he co-founded in 1984.

Professor
Robert
Schuetze

Co-Director

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Robert Schütze is Co-Director of the Durham European Law Institute and a Professor of European Law at Durham University. He is a constitutional scholar with a particular expertise in the law of the European Union and comparative federalism. He joined Durham Law School in 2005, where he teaches European constitutional law and European competition law. Having studied German and English law, he completed his doctoral thesis at the European University Institute, where it received the 'Europa Prize' for the best European law thesis between 2003 and 2007. He was a trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission, Germany's Permanent Representation at the EU and in the Chambers of former Advocate General Jacobs at the European Court of Justice.

Dr
Gleider
Hernandez

Deputy Director

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Gleider I Hernández is Associate Professor (Reader) in Public International Law at Durham Law School, and a founding Deputy Director of the Durham Global Policy Institute. He took a D.Phil from Wadham College, and read for LL.M degrees at Leiden and BCL and LL.B degrees at McGill. Previously, he served as Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice, clerking for Judges Bruno Simma and Peter Tomka. He is the author of The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function (OUP 2014) and International Law (OUP, forthcoming 2018). His research interests lie within the general area of public international law, and particularly relate to international legal theory (nature and sources of international law), and the intersection of international law with global politics.

Dr
Eva-Maria
Nag

Deputy Director

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Dr. Nag is an academic at the School of Government and International Affairs (Durham University) and Research Associate at the Public Policy Group (LSE). Eva-Maria received her PhD on Indian political thought from the LSE and is the founding Executive Editor of Global Policy. She is a member of the Practitioners’ Advisory Board of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, an Advisory Board Member of the Pakistan Journal of International Relations, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. An expert in comparative political theory, her research interests include theories of democracy and violence in South Asia and the ideational implications of multipolarity in the international system. Her latest project was Climate Governance in the Developing World.

Dr
Pietro
Maffetone

Co-Founder and Fellow

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Dr Maffetone graduated from the University of Rome (La Sapienza) and then moved to the LSE, where he received his MSc and PhD from the Department of Government. His research interests centre on ethics and international affairs. Dr Maffetone is a political theorist by trade but has increasing interest in the assessment, from a moral point of view, of concrete institutional practices within the global political domain such as WTO agreements, IBRD and IMF structural adjustment programs, and other international regimes controlling the use of intellectual property rights, and the sale of natural resources. He has also developed a strong interest for the idea of distributive justice in general and the work of John Rawls in particular. Here at Durham he is Assistant Professor in Global Politics and Ethics and Director of the MSc Global Politics.

Dr
Mark
Shaw

Research Officer

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Mark is the Institute's Research Officer, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Institute and co-ordinating the Institute's research activities. Mark is a graduate of Durham University, and is a member of the School of Goverment and International Affairs. Mark's own research concentrates on the interaction between national and supranational politics in the European Union, integration theory, and the relationship between static national identities and evolving governance structures. For general queries about the Institute, Mark is the first point of contact.