The faculty at the Paris School of International Affairs is comprised of world-renowned professors, practitioners and leaders in international affairs.


Profiles of PSIA’s Distinguished Faculty – Fall 2012

Joe Amon
Joe Amon is the Director of the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Since joining Human Rights Watch in 2005, Joe has worked on a wide range of issues including access to medicines, the impact of discrimination on access to care and treatment, censorship and the denial of health information, arbitrary detention, and the role of civil society in the response to infectious disease outbreaks and environmental health threats. He also oversees Human Rights Watch's work on disability rights. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Joe worked for more than 15 years conducting research, designing programs, and evaluating public health interventions. He is currently on the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University.

Course at PSIA : Health and Human Rights

Jean Arnault
Jean Arnault is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation. He previously served as UN Special Adviser to the Group of Friends of Pakistan, established in September 2008; Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Georgia and Head of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia; Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, where he was also Deputy; Special Representative for Guatemala and Head of the UN verification mission in Guatemala; Observer and then Mediator in the Guatemala peace negotiations; and Senior Political Officer in Namibia, Afghanistan and Western Sahara.
Course: International Mediation

Amita Baviskar
Associate Professor
Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India
Course at PSIA: India 2020: Between Growth, Justice and Sustainability

Sir Howard Davies
Sir Howard Davies is a British economist. Davies served as Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2003 to May 2011. Previously, Davies was executive chairman of the Financial Services Authority from 1997-2003. He was the first chairman of the FSA, the single financial regulator for the UK financial sector, which he formed from nine previously separate bodies. He was deputy governor of the Bank of England from 1995 to 1997, when the incoming Labour government asked him to create the new regulator. Davies was previously employed by McKinsey and Company and was Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was also previously employed at the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which included a posting of Private Secretary to the British Ambassador to France. Davies served for three years as Director General of the Confederation of British Industry.
Courses: Global Financial Markets and their Regulation after the Crisis; The Changing Political Economy of Central Banking

Fawaz Gerges
Fawaz Gerges is a Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds the Emirates Chair of the Contemporary Middle East and is the Director of the Middle East Centre at LSE. His special interests include Islam and the political process, social movements, including mainstream Islamist movements and jihadist groups (like the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda), Arab politics and Muslim politics in the 20th century, the international relations of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, state and society in the Middle East, American foreign policy towards the Muslim world, the modern history of the Middle East, history of conflict, diplomacy and foreign policy, and historical sociology. Gerges has given scores of interviews for various media outlets throughout the world, including ABC, CNN, BBC, PBS, CBS, NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera, and LBC.
Course: International relations in the Middle East

Ian Goldin
Ian Goldin is the Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford. From 2003 to 2006 Ian was Vice President at the World Bank and previously Director of Development Policy for the World Bank Group. From 1995 to 2001 he was Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and economic advisor to President Mandela. Previously, Ian was principal economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Head of the Programmes on Agriculture, Environment and Sustainable Growth at the OECD Development Centre.Ian holds a BSc and BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, a MSc from the London School of Economics and an MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has been knighted (Chevalier) by France and elected Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. His thirteen books include The Economics of Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press), Globalization for Development (Oxford University Press) and his most recent Exceptional People (Princeton University Press)
Course: Economics of International Development

Manfred Hafner
Fellow and coordinator of energy policy and regulation activities
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Milan, Italy
Course: Decarbonization Scenarios and Renewable Energy Sources

Jérôme Halbout

Jérôme Halbout is a founding Partner of 4D Global Energy Advisors. His experience in the energy sector dates to 1992, as Head of the Energy Project Finance teams of Crédit Lyonnais and Lazard Frères & Cie. Subsequently Senior Banker, Head of the Energy/ Utilities Sector at Crédit Lyonnais, his responsibilities covered all of the bank's activities worldwide in the industry. Before working in the finance industry, Mr. Halbout undertook 10 years of basic research at the CNRS in Paris and during post-doctoral work at the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Mr. Halbout holds a French Doctorat es Sciences, and is a Ph.D in Geochemistry from the University of Paris.
Course: Financing Energy Projects

Mary Kaldor
Professor of Global Governance,
Director of Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
LSE, London, United Kingdom
Course: Global Civil Society

Kyoko Kusakabe
Associate Professor,
Gender and Development Studies Program
Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumtani, Thaïland
Course: Trade and Globalization in Asia

Frannie Leautier
Former Vice-President of the World Bank Institute
Managing Partner
Fezembat Group, France
Course: Leadership in a Globalized World: Complexity, Dynamics and Risk

Jean-David Levitte

Jean-David Levitte has had a distinguished and outstanding career in the French Foreign Service, serving on the staff of three French Presidents and holding various senior positions in the French foreign service.After the presidential elections in May 2007, President Sarkozy asked Ambassador Levitte to be his Senior Diplomatic Adviser and sherpa. In his previous position, he served as Ambassador to the United States, from 2003 to 2007.

President Chirac appointed him as French Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2000. In New York, Ambassador Levitte successfully handled several international negotiations, including resolution 1441 on Iraq. Ambassador Levitte served as Senior Diplomatic Adviser and sherpa of President Chirac from 1995 to 2000. From 1990, he held senior positions in the French Foreign Ministry, first as Assistant Secretary for Asia and then as Undersecretary for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation. In 1988, he was designated to his first position as Ambassador and served as the French Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1988 to 1990.

Course: French Foreign Policy in World Politics

Giacomo Luciani
Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy at PSIA, Giacomo Luciani is also a Princeton University Global Scholar and the Director of the Dubai-based Gulf Research Center Foundation. He is also Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center in Italy. Luciani founded and directed the Institute for Research on International Economics. His research interests include Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa and Geopolitics of Energy. His work has focused primarilyon the economic and political dynamics of rentier states and issues of development in the GCC countries.
Course: Politics and Economics of the Middle East; Energy and Development

Ricardo Luna
Career diplomat in the Peruvian Office Service, Former Ambassador of Peru
Course: Latin American Politics

Aryeh Neier
Former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
Former President
Open Society Foundation, New York, USA
Course: International Human Rights : history, philosophy and current problems

Kevin O'Rourke
Professor of Economics
Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Course: History of Globalization

Larry Pressler
US Senator (Ret.)
Course: International Relations from a US Perspective from President Kennedy to President Obama;

David Rieff
David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author, currently writing for the International Herald Tribune. During the 1990s, he covered conflicts in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Liberia), the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), and Central Asia. Now a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, he has written extensively about Iraq, and, more recently, about Latin America. He is the author of eight books, including Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West and A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis. His memoir of his mother''s final illness, Swimming in a Sea of Death, appeared in January 2008. Based in New York City, Rieff is currently working on a book about the global food crisis.
Course: History of Humanitarian Action

William Schabas
Associate Professor
Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Course: International Human Rights Law

Profiles of Past and Present Faculty

Richard Balme
Richard Balme is Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Studies in Sciences Po. He is also Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University in Beijing. He teaches public policy analysis, comparative politics and international relations. He is currently director of the programme Governance and Globalization for Sciences Po in China. His current research interests cover EU-China relations, comparative environmental governance, and climate change policy and diplomacy. Among his recent publications are European Governance and Democracy: Power and Protest in the European Union, (with D. Chabanet, Rowman and Littlefield 2008) and Europe-Asia Relations: Building Multilateralisms, (with B. Bridges, Palgrave, 2008). He obtained research grants from the Centre National de la RechercheScientifique (CNRS), the National Science Foundation, the Fondation Jean Jaures, and the Lee Hysan Foundation in Hong Kong.

Dr. Leila Benali
Dr. Leila Benali is currently the Director, Middle East and Africa, in IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), and is an authority on energy policies and strategies. She conducts research, authors strategic reports and has worked on various advisory projects for governments and international companies. She is an alumna of Sciences Po and of l’EcoleCentrale de Paris. Prior to joining CERA, she conducted research on the liberalization of the power sector in the Gulf, and on the political and social climate in Lebanon and Syria. She also worked as an industrial engineer at Schlumberger.
Course: Energy Players and Strategies

Chris Bickerton
Chris Bickerton is a core faculty member at PSIA.  He was previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam, a lecturer at the University of Oxford, and a visiting professor at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po, Paris.
Course: World Politics

Lakhdar Brahimi
Lakhdar Brahimi is currently the UN-Arab League Special Envoy for Syria.  He was previously Special Advisor to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, and also the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Afghanistan. While serving as the Under-Secretary-General for Special Assignments in Support of the Secretary-General's Preventive and Peacemaking efforts, he spearheaded the "Brahimi Report.” Mr. Brahimi also served as Special Representative for Haiti and Special Representative for South Africa, where he led the United Nations Observer Mission until the 1994 democratic elections that resulted in Nelson Mandela taking the presidency of post-apartheid South Africa. Prior to this position, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs for Algeria.
Course: Conflict Resolution

Rony Brauman
The former President of Doctors Without Borders, Rony Brauman is the Scientific Advisor for the Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. He is currently Director of Research at the Doctors Without Borders Foundation and also an Assosiate Professor at Sciences Po. A recipient of the Prix de la Fondation Henri Durant, Rony Brauman is a frequent contributer to Alternatives Internationales. He co-founded and directed "Libertés sans Frontières", where his writing focused on under-development, and emphasized the important linkage between autonomy, civil society, democratization, and economic development.
Course: Field Operations for Humanitarian Assistance in Complex Emergencies: Case Studies

Rosemary Ann Byrne
Rosemary Ann Byrne is Professor of International and Human Rights Law and Director of the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at Trinity College. Additionally, she is a Human Rights Commissioner for the Irish Human Rights Commission and a Research Fellow at the Institute for International Integration Studies. Her main areas of research are international criminal justice and refugee law. Since 2000, she has been the Director of the International Process and Justice Project, which has observed the on-going trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Course: Public International Law

Paul Collier
Paul Collier is a Distinguished Invited Professor at PSIA, as well as Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. He was previously Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. His research covers fragile states, democratization, and the management of natural-resources in low-income societies. Collier is the author of The Bottom Billion, which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine Prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize. His second book, Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places was published in March 2009; and his latest book, The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature, in May 2010. Paul Collier is currently advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund, and advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 'for services to scholarship and development'. In 2011 he was elected to the Council of the Royal Economic Society.
Course: Sustainability of Growth

Jean-Claude Cousseran
Jean-Claude Cousseran is Secretary General of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale, and the former Director General of France's external intelligence agency, DGSE, 2000-2002. Mr. Cousseran has a distinguished career in government and foreign affairs with expertise in Francophone Africa and the Middle East, where he continues to be engaged in diplomatic efforts. He has served as ambassador of France to Egypt, Turkey and Syria, and has held diplomatic posts in Jerusalem, Beirut, Baghdad, Tehran and New York. He has been counselor to the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and served as director of French intelligence services. Jean-Claude Cousseran is an alumnus of Sciences Po.
Course: Le renseignement: notion, méthodes et structures

Alvaro De Soto
Alvaro de Soto, a Peruvian diplomat, held senior positions under three Secretaries-General during a 25-year career at the United Nations. Among other missions, he conducted the 1990-1991 negotiations that led to the comprehensive peace accords which ended the war in El Salvador and the 1999-2004 negotiations on the Cyprus problem which concluded with parallel referendums on the “Annan plan” for a settlement. He was the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar (1995-1999) and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Western Sahara (2003-2005). His last UN mission, from 2005 to 2007, was as the chief UN envoy for the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute in New York, an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a member of the Global Leadership Foundation.
Course: Conflict Resolution Workshop

Olivier De Schutter
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Mr. De Schutter is Professor of Law at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at the College of Europe (Natolin). He holds a LL.M. from Harvard University, a diploma cum laude from the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Louvain. He has been lecturer in law at the University of Leicester (UK) and has been teaching European Union law, international and european human rights law and legal theory at numerous universities in New York, France, Finland, Portugal, Benin and Puerto Rico. Mr. De Schutter is the founder and coordinator of the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights and the Director of the International Center for the teaching of human rights in Universities, at the International Institute of Human Rights.
Course: International Human Rights

Vincent Desportes
A former general in the French army, Vincent Desportes also served as the military attaché at the Embassy of France to the United States, where he met regularly with the Pentagon, the US State Department, and the National Security Council. Additionally, he was defense advisor to the General Secretary of National Defense, and directed the Collège interarmées de défense as well as the Centre de Doctrine et d'Emploi des Forces. He is currently on the advisory board of the Conseil supérieur de la formation et de la recherche stratégique, and teaches at HEC as well as Sciences Po.
Course: Stratégie comparée

Mamadou Diouf
Mamadou Diouf is Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African Studies, at Columbia University. His research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. Diouf previously taught in his native Senegal at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and guest-lectured at many European and American universities.
Course: Introduction to Contemporary Africa

Bassam Fattouh
In addition to his role as Director of the Oil and Middle East Programme, Bassam Fattouh is also Research Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford University; and Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has published a variety of articles on the international oil pricing system, OPEC pricing power, security of Middle Eastern oil supplies, and the dynamics of oil prices and oil price differentials where his articles have appeared in Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, and Energy Policy.
Course: Energy Markets

Jean-Pierre Filiu

Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and an arabist, has held visiting professorships both at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and at Georgetown School of Foreign Service (SFS). His “Arab Revolution, ten lessons from the democratic uprising” was published in 2011 by Hurst (London) and Oxford University Press (New-York).

After humanitarian missions in Lebanon (1983-84) and Afghanistan (1986), Filiu joined the French Foreign service in 1988. He was assigned to Amman, before becoming Deputy Chief of mission in Damascus and Tunis. He served also as an adviser to the Minister of Interior (1990-91), to the Minister of Defense (1991-93) and to the Prime Minister (2000-2002).

Now a university professor, Filiu authored several books at Fayard, in Paris, including « Mitterrand and Palestine » (2005), « The Boundaries of jihad » (2006) and “The nine lives of Al-Qaeda” (2009). His « Apocalypse in Islam » (University of California Press, 2011) was awarded the main prize by the French History Convention. His works and articles about contemporary Islam and the Arab world have been published in a dozen languages.

Course: Conflict and Negotiations in the Middle East

Brian D. Fix
Brian D. Fix has been a partner of the Salans law firm since 1992, where he has represented multinational companies, governments, and international financial institutions in structuring and negotiating international transactions, particularly in emerging markets. While currently based in New York, he practiced for over a decade as an avocat and as part of the Paris office of Salans. In prior years, he was based in London and opened and managed offices for the Salans firm in Poland and in Ukraine. Mr. Fix began his career in Washington, D.C. as part of a pioneering international law firm called Surrey & Morse, which merged into Jones Day in 1986. As a partner of those firms, he has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on government representation, joint ventures, and project development, and he continues to advise African governments in their contractual negotiations. Mr. Fix graduated from Columbia College and Columbia Law School, both part of Columbia University in New York.
Course: The Art of Successful International Development Projects

Marzio Galeotti
Marzio Galeotti is Professor of Economics at the Università degli Studi di Milano where he teaches Microeconomics and Environmental and Energy Economics. He graduated from Università Bocconi in Milan and holds a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. He is deputy director and senior research fellow at the Center for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE) at Università Bocconi of Milan. He is a member of the editorial board of LaVoce.info, an associate editor of Energy Economics, a member of the scientific committee of Il Giornale degli Economisti, of Ambienta sgr, and of the CFS - Centro per un Futuro Sostenibile, and a member of the steering committee of Glocus. He has been Expert Reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third and Fourth Assessment Reports for Working Group III on Mitigation and has been member of the Italian delegation at the 9th Session of IPCC Working Group III (Mitigation) April 30 – May 3 2007 and 26th Session of IPCC, May 4, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.
Course : Energy Economics

Erik Gartzke
Erik Gartzke has held faculty positions at the Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, and the University of California, San Diego (currently). He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 1997. His work focuses on peace, war, and international institutions. He has written extensively on the liberal determinants of interstate peace. A second theme involves the impact of international institutions on warfare and conflict avoidance. A final theme focuses more directly on the theoretical causes of war. Published and ongoing research examines how bargains succeed or fail. His research appears in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Politics, World Politics, and elsewhere. Professor Gartzke is currently working on a book titled The Futility of War: Development, Democracy, and Perpetual Peace.
Course: The Political Economy of War and Peace

Dominique Kerouedan
The Scientific Advisor for the Concentration in Global Health at PSIA, Dominique Kerouédan, MD, MPH, PhD, MSc., has significant experience in developing countries in relation to humanitarian health, health and development, HIV/AIDS control, health systems strengthening, policy and strategic design and monitoring and evaluation. Professor Kerouedan became an elected professor at the Collège de France in June 2012. She has worked with UN agencies, bilateral French, US and German technical cooperation agencies, as well as with the European Commission, the World Bank, the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Her fieldwork has been mostly in Africa for the past 25 years (Rwanda, Gabon, Congo, Mali, Niger, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Eritrea, Madagascar, Morocco, Algeria, etc.), as well as in the Caribbean CARICOM region, and Asia in Thailand, Pakistan (Afghan refugees). Kerouedan edited anddirected the work of students that culminated in the 2011 publication of Santé internationale: les enjeux de santé au Sud, Editions Les Presses de Sciences Po. 592p.
Course: Global Health Challenges, Systems, Strategies and Aid Architecture

Moumié Maoulidi
Moumié Maoulidi is currently the research manager for the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Prior to joining MCI, he worked for the United Nations, in the private sector and in academia. Moumié Maoulidi has a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University, an Ed.M in International Education Development from Columbia University Teachers College and an MS in United Nations Studies from Long Island University. He supervises the needs assessment and household survey work, including data gathering and data analysis; training and supervising researchers to conduct needs assessments in education, health, water and sanitation and gender. Moumié Maoulidi also works with local and national government officials to help stakeholders determine their own development priorities based on research findings. He has also engaged in investment promotion and is in charge of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.                                             

Courses: African Urbanization and Development; Quantitative Methods for Development

Juli Minoves-Triquell
Juli Minoves-Triquell holds a Ph.D. with distinction in Political Science from Yale University, and a degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg. He is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Andorra, where he also held the portfolios of Economic Development, Tourism, Culture, Universities and Government Spokesperson. A member of the Cabinet of his country from 2001 to 2009. Dr. Minoves was a member of the committee of ministers of the Council of Europe, Iberian American summit meetings, and the Francophonie. In 2011 he was reelected as Deputy President of Liberal International. From 1993 to 2001 he was accredited as Chief of Mission to the United Nations where he served as Vice-President of the General Assembly. He also served as Ambassador to the United States, Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Finland, and Observer to the WTO."
Courses: Small States and International Relations; Latin American Politics

Miguel Angel Moratinos
Miguel Angel Moratinos is the Foreign Minister of Spain. He was previously the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process, as well as formerly the Ambassador of Spain to Israel, the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and Director General of Foreign Policy for Africa and the Middle East.
Course: Anciens et nouveaux instruments de la diplomatie

Gianmarco Ottaviano
Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as Vice-Director of the Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking &Financial Regulation at Bocconi University in Milan. He holds research fellowships at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), London; the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London; the FondazioneEni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan; the Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies (KITeS), Milan; the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano (LdA), Turin; and is a senior Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels.
Course: Economics and Globalization

William Ramsay
William Ramsay was previously Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Director of the IEA's relations with countries outside its membership, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Issues, Economic and Foreign Policy Sanctions and Strategic Commodities for the United States Department of State. William Ramsay was also the former U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, and principal U.S. negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement for energy and petrochemical issues. He also served in the Office of Fuels and Energy in Washington and in the U.S. delegation to the European Community in Brussels with responsibilities for policies on commodities, energy and nuclear policy, and was Deputy Chief of the U.S. Liaison Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and afterwards, Economic Counselor in the Embassy in Riyadh.
Course: Energy Diplomacy

Benoit Rihoux
Benoît Rihoux is Professor of Political Science and methodology at the Centre de science politique et de politique comparée (CESPOL) of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). His substantive research interests include political parties, new social movements, organizational studies, political change, and policy processes. He is manager of the COMPASSS international research group (http://www.compasss.org ) on systematic comparative methods and plays a leading role in the development and refinement of these methods, bringing together scholars from Europe, North America and Japan in particular. He is also joint convener of international initiatives around methods more generally, especially through the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). He has recently published Innovative Comparative Methods for Policy Analysis: Beyond the Quantitative–Qualitative Divide (Springer/Kluwer, ed., with Heike Grimm, 2006) and Configurational Comparative Methods : Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques (Sage, ed., with Charles Ragin, 2009), and has published extensively on systematic comparative methods (QCA in particular) and their applications in diverse fields – especially policy- and management-related – with interdisciplinary teams. Some recent projects he has been associated to as QCA expert relate to: violent community conflicts, poverty reduction policies, EU policy-making, innovations in business firms, water conservation policies, hospital management reforms, and deforestation processes.
Course: Research Design - Fundamentals; Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy sets (medium N)

Gilbert Rist
Gilbert Rist is Professor Emeritus of the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED, now IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he taught History of Development, Anthropology and Intercultural Relations. He started his career as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law in Tunis and later on became Director of the Europe-Third World Centre (Centre Europe-Tiers Monde / CETIM) in Geneva. After having obtained his Ph.D. at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the United Nations University, running a project on Goals, Processes and Indicators of Development, before joining IUED. His main fields of interest and research are the anthropology of modernity and the critique of Western society. Gilbert Rist has notably published The History of Development. From Western Origins to Global Faith (Zed Books, London, 3rd edition 2008), Les mots du pouvoir. Sens et non-sens de la rhétorique internationale (IUED / PUF, Genève, Paris, 2003) and, more recently, The Delusions of Economics. The Misguided Certainties of a Hazardous Science (Zed Books, London, 2011).
Course : Critical Approach to Development Studies

Lawrence Sáez
Lawrence Sáez is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Comparative and International Politics at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS). He is also Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at SOAS and an Associate Fellow in the International Economics programme at Chatham House. His research is focused on comparative political economy, particularly as it pertains to the challenges of economic reform across different industry sectors in emerging markets. He is the author of The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): An Emerging Collaboration Architecture for South Asia (Routledge 2011), Federalism Without a Centre: The Impact of Political Reform and Economic Liberalization on India’s Federal System (Sage 2002) and Banking Reform in India and China (Palgrave MacMillan 2004). He is the co-editor (with Gurharpal Singh) of New Dimensions of Politics in India: United Progressive Alliance in Power (Routledge 2011) and co-editor (with Katharine Adeney) of Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism (Routledge 2005). Laurence Sáez is the Secretary of the British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS). He is also Chair of the Standing Group on Third World Politics of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
Course : Political Economy of Asia

Jonathan Stern
Jonathan Stern is Chairman and Senior Research Fellow of the Natural Gas Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; and Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental Policy in London. Over the past two decades, Professor Stern has become an internationally known speaker and author on natural gas and security issues in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Asia. He is the author of several books and many shorter works on energy and natural gas issues in: the UK, Europe (western and eastern), the former Soviet Union and Asia. He is co-editor of Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North Africa, published by Oxford University Press in 2011, and is currently working on an edited volume: The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas, Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2012).
Course : Energy Markets

Pekka Sutela
PekkaSutela is Adjunct Professor at Aalto University School of Economics (Helsinki) and Nonresident Senior Associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington DC). Until 2011 he worked at the Bank of Finland, where he was Head of BOFIT (Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition) and Principal Advisor, Monetary Policy and Research. Before joining the Bank of Finland, Sutela was a full professor at the University of Helsinki. He is the co-author of the former standard Finnish introductory textbook in economics (1981-2007), and several monographs on the Soviet and Russian economies. His next book, The Political Economy of Putin’s Russia, will be published by Routledge in March 2012. In 2012, Sutela will serve as the President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, the U.S.-based global professional association.
Course: Economic Challenges in Russia and the post-Soviet States

Jad Tabet
An architect and urbanist, Jad Tabet created and directs his own architectural firm, and is also an Expert Member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee; a Director of the International Union of Architects (UIA) Programme: Reconstructing war-torn cities; and a Member of the Administrative Board of the NGO: Patrimoine Sans Frontières. Mr. Tabet taught at the American University of Beirut, the Lebanese University, and at the School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville. He has conducted seminars and lectured at many schools of architecture, most notably at the School of Architecture of Venice (Italy), the School of Architecture of Lyon (France), the Architecture department at the Polytechnic School of Lausanne (Switzerland), the School of Planning at MIT (Boston, USA), the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA), and the Museum of Ethnography of Osaka (Japan).
Course: World Cultural Heritage and its preservation

Laurence Tubiana
Scientific Advisor for the Master in Development Practice and the Master in Environmental Policy at PSIA, Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She follows and participates in the international negotiations on climate change, in which IDDRI is highly involved. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris, and recently set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject.
Courses: International Politics of Sustainable Development; MDP Global Classroom; and Economics of International Development

Hubert Védrine
Formerly the French Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Jospin govenrment, Hubert Védrine began his career in the French Ministry for Culture, and eventually served as diplomatic advisor to former President François Mitterand, spokesman for the Elysée, and then Secretary-General for the Presidency of the Republic. He witnessed three French Presidencies of the European Community and the European Union, in 1984, 1989 and 1995 and took part in preparations for the Fontainebleau and Strasbourg European Councils. In 2003, Hubert Védrine assumed leadership of the François Mitterand Institute and also founded Hubert Védrine Conseil, a geopolitical strategy consultancy firm. Hubert Védrine is an alumnus of Sciences Po.
Course: Les relations internationales et la sécurité


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