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Helen Drake

Professor Helen Drake

Professor of French and European Studies and Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Helen is an internationally-acclaimed Professor of contemporary French politics and EU affairs, and from 2012-2018 chaired the UK’s leading University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).
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Hayet Bahri

Hayet Bahri

University Teacher for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Hayet has a background in linguistics, international communication and diplomacy.
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Dr Nicola Chelotti

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Nicola Chelotti's teaching and research interests focus on negotiations, diplomacy and regional/international organizations, the EU in particular. The underlying theme is to understand how informal practices emerge in international interactions and shape policy processes and outcomes.
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Dr An Jacobs

Visiting Fellow in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr An Jacobs’ teaching and research interests focus on international conflict management, peacebuilding and security sector reform, with a particular focus on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
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Dr Dorina Baltag

Excellence 100 Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Dorina Baltag's research interest lies at the intersection of the fields of International Relations and European external relations with focus on the practice of diplomacy.
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Aidan Mcgarry

Dr Aidan McGarry

Reader in International Politics

Dr Aidan McGarry’s research focuses on political representation and participation of minority and marginalised communities, particularly Roma across Central and Eastern Europe but also LGBTIQ communities.
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Dr Tatevik Mnatskanyan

Dr Tatevik Mnatskanyan

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Tatevik Mnatsakanyan’s specialism is in theories of International Relations and Diplomacy, and the study of security and insecurity, with a particular emphasis on critical approaches to security.
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Dr Cristian Nitoiu

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Cristian Nitoiu’s teaching and research interest focus on the foreign policy of Russia and the EU, the international relations of the BRICS countries, EU-Russia relations, Eastern Europe, international relations, the European public sphere and international political communication.
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Dr Tim Oliver

Dr Tim Oliver

Director of Studies, and Senior Lecturer for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Tim's research and teaching currently focus on Brexit, British politics, London, European politics, international relations and international security. He has combined work in academia (LSE, UCL, NYU and the EUI) with work in political institutions (the House of Lords and the European Parliament), think tanks (in Berlin, Washington D.C. and London) and with the British military.
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