Durham University

Global Policy Institute

Senior Fellows

Professor Thom Brooks

Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government at Durham Law School and an Associate Member of the Philosophy Department. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. Brooks’s interests include the capabilities theory, climate change, global distributive justice and just war theory.

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Professor Harriet Bulkeley

Harriet Bulkeley is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Durham University. Her research focuses on the processes and politics of environmental governance. She is currently involved in researching the politics and practice of smart grids in the UK, low carbon transitions in southern Africa, and continuing work on urban responses to climate change.

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Professor Anoush Ehteshami

Anoush Ehteshami is the Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in International Relations and Director of the HH Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Programme in International Relations, Regional Politics and Security in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. He is Joint Director of the RCUK-funded Durham-Edinburgh-Manchester Universities’ Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), whose research focus since 2012 has been the ‘Arab World in Transition’.

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Professor Christopher Finlay

Christopher Finlay is Professor of Political Theory at Durham University’s School of Government and International Affairs. His research focuses on the moral dimensions of armed conflict and the treatments of violence in political theory and the history of political thought. He is currently working on a project called 'The Subject of Legitimate Violence: Political Ethics and the Agents of Force' supported by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2017-2019).

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Professor David Hunter

David Hunter is Professor of Health Policy and Management, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University.A graduate in political science from the University of Edinburgh, Hunter undertakes research on aspects of public health policy and practice, including partnership working and health system transformation.

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Professor Andreas Klasen

Honorary Senior Fellow

Andreas Klasen is Professor of International Business at Offenburg University and Visiting Fellow at Newcastle Business School. His research focuses mainly on international business, trade finance and trade policy. In addition, he regularly acts as a government advisor for foreign trade and public policy, in particular for governments in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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Professor Emma Murphy

Emma Murphy is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Government and International Affairs and completed her PhD at Exeter University on the political economy of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and subsequently moved to Durham’s Centre for Middle East and Islamic Studies, later joining the School of Government and International Affairs. Emma’s research more recently has focused on issues in the global political economy such as food security and the spread of contemporary ICTS.

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Professor Claudia Nitschke

Claudia Nitschke is Professor/Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. She was a Praelector at Lincoln College, Oxford and lecturer at the University of Tübingen, where she also completed her MA, PhD, and Habilitation before coming to Durham. She is currently interested in concepts of statehood and justice in literature and film and seeks to explore the aesthetic perception and interpretation of the state and its functions.

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Professor. Aoife O'Donoghue

Aoife O'Donoghue is Professor of International Law and Global Governance at Durham Law School. Her research focuses on public international law with specific interest in global governance and theory. Current research centres on global constitutionalism, the legal structures which have developed within international law to regulate governance and feminist theory. Current projects include work on the ILA Due Diligence Report, Women within the UN Secretariat and the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.

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Professor Joe Painter

Joe Painter is Professor of Geography at Durham University. He is a political and urban geographer whose research interests include the relationships between the state and everyday life, European citizenship and identity, urban and regional politics and governance, and the connections between territorial and networked forms of political power. He is a member of the Council of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

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Professor Julian Reiss

Julian Reiss is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. He has a degree in economics and finance from the University of St Gallen and a PhD in philosophy from the London School of Economics. His main research interests are methodologies of the sciences (especially causality and causal inference, models, simulations and thought experiments, and counterfactuals), philosophy of economics, and science and values.

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Professor Ted Schrecker

Ted Schrecker is Professor of Global Health Policy, Newcastle University, who studied at Canada’s Trent University, York University and The University of Western Ontario. His research addresses the consequences of transnational economic integration (globalisation) for health and health equity, currently from a broadly Marxist (but empirical) perspective. He also has a long-standing interest in issues at the interface of science, ethics, law and public policy.

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