John McCormick is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Politics at Indiana University in the United States. His research and teaching interests have moved from environmental policy to comparative politics and the politics and policies of the European Union. McCormick is author of several books on the EU, including “Why Europe Matters: The Case for the European Union” (2013).
Dr Christina Schori Liang has been working in the field of security policy for the past 20 years. She began her career at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington D.C., and in 1996, moved to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. In 2007, she started teaching for the GCSP’s core training programmes on terrorism, organised crime, political extremism and homeland security issues. In 2012, she became the Co-Director of the New Issues in Security Course (NISC) and in 2013 she was appointed Director of the NISC.
Neil Fligstein is the Class of 1939 Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkley. He is also the Director of the Center for Culture, Organization, and Politics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. He is the author of “Euroclash: The EU, European Identity, and the Future of Europe” (Oxford, 2008) and most recently with Doug McAdam “A Theory of Fields” (Oxford, 2012). He is curenlty working on issues related to the financial crisis of 2008.
Claire Courteille-Mulder has been appointed as head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Brussels in January 2014. Before, she was a director at the International Trade Union Confederation, responsible for issues related to labour market policies, inequality, social protection, gender and migration. Throughout her career, Mrs Courteille-Mulder has worked for different humanitarian agencies, including UNHCR and OSCE.
Achim Hurrelmann is Associate Director of Carleton University’s Center for European Studies. He teaches in the areas of comparative politics, European integration, and state theory. Hurrelmann is Associate Director of Carleton University’s Center for European Studies. Hurrelmann currently examines whether (and how) the Eurozone financial crisis has led to an increased politicization of EU affairs in the European population. He also compares trends in the discursive politicization and legitimation of European integration to equivalent developments in North American regionalism.
Thomas Risse is a Berlin based international relations scholar. He currently acts as chair for “transnational relations, foreign- and security policy” at the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin. Furthermore he has several engagements in German and international research networks, he also heads the PhD program of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Gerard Delanty is a British sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought at the University of Sussex. He is especially interested in the comparative analysis of modernity in global perspective and in social change in Europe. Most of his work concerns in one way or another the implications of globalization for the analysis of the social world. Delanty has written eleven books and published over 100 papers on various issues in social and political theory, European identities, globalization nationalism and the cultural and historical sociology of modernity.
Anni Podimata is Vice President of the European Parliament and full member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary. She is member of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament.
Alistair Shepherd is Senior Lecturer in European Security in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He obtained his PhD in Political Science at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, specialising in the EU’s security and defence policy. His research interests are in the field of security studies, especially internal and external security in Europe; EU foreign, security and defence policies; Europe’s role in conflict management; NATO and Transatlantic relations; and, national security and defence policies in Europe.