Since 2007 Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. He is on leave from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. He is founder and co-director of the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship.
Francisco Seoane Pérez is assistant professor in political communication at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. He holds a PhD in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds, and an MA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on the role of journalism in liberal democracies, and on the intersection of new media and political engagement. His latest book is Political Communication in Europe: The Cultural and Structural Limits of the European Public Sphere (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
David Held is Master of University College and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Durham University. He is also the General Editor of Global Policy and co-founder of Polity Press. Together with Daniele Archibugi, he has been prominent in the development of cosmopolitanism, and of cosmopolitan democracy in particular. He has been an active scholar on issues of globalisation and global governance.
Juliane Mendelsohn grew up in South Africa before moving to Berlin, where she lectures at the Free University on banking regulation and European law. She is a former finalist of the World Debating Championship.
The professor teaches rhetoric at the university Tübingen. He has been a visiting professor in Washington, Illinois and Urbana-Champaign. Dietmar Till is member to the International Advisory Board Kairos Research Center and the Rhetoric Society of Europe.
Having spent most of his youth in Israel and South Korea, JD currently studies at Leiden University College in the Hague. He is majoring in policy science, with a special focus on constitutional design. He is an active member of the Dutch liberal youth movement, and frequently contributes to the political science blog Fruits and Votes.
Sophie Duchesne is CNRS senior researcher, member of the Institute for Social sciences of Politiques (ISP, Nanterre University). She is currently setting up of a qualitative data archive in social sciences in France. She is the head of the Scientific research council of the CNRS Institute for social sciences. Her main research interests deal with issues of citizenship and political identities in France, the UK and Europe, as well as qualitative research method.
Eckart D. Stratenschulte has been the Director of the European Academy Berlin since 1993; as such he is also the managing member of the executive board of the Academy’s directing body, the Verein (association) known as “Europäische Akademie Berlin e.V.”. Stratenschulte graduated from university after reading political sciences, German studies and sociology.
The French-born writer and activist, Camille de Toledo went on to study at Sciences Po Paris, Sorbonne, London School of Economics and Tisch School in New York. He is the author of various novels and essayes. Lately he published “Oublier, trahir, puis disparaître” Toledo is the founder of the “Société Européenne des auteurs”. Toledo lives in Berlin.
Christian E. Rieck is a Senior Analyst in the Peace and Security Section at the Global Governance Institute, with an emphasis on Emerging Powers and the BRICS. He works on the international relations of Regional Powers, regional power dynamics and their role in regional integration mechanisms. His area focus is mostly Latin America, especially but not exclusively Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil.