Durham University

Global Policy Institute

David Held

The Global Policy Institute is very sad to hear of the passing of our Co-Director, Professor David Held.

David Held was Master of University College, Durham and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Durham University. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to Durham University, he worked at the Open University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His academic achievements were substaintial and influential. He was author of more than 60 written or edited books and of an extensive number of academic articles on democracy, democratsation, globalisation, global governance and global policy. David's ideas were influentual from the seminar-rooms of universities to the corridors of political power around the world.

David co-founded the Global Policy Institute and was the driving force behind its creation. He also served as General editor of Global Policy.

David was a valued friend and colleague to us all at the Institute. We will miss him greatly.