Dr Tom Casier
Reader in International Relations & Jean Monnet Chair
Brussels School of International Studies
Tom Casier is Reader in International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair. He teaches in the fields of International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy.
Tom Casier is Reader in International Relations and holds a Jean Monnet Chair. He was Academic Director of the Brussels School of International Studies from 2014 to 2017. He is Deputy Director of the University of Kent’s Global Europe Centre and Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).
Tom Casier obtained his PhD in Political Science from the KU Leuven. Before joining BSIS he was affiliated with KU Leuven, (as PhD Fellow of the National Fund for Scientific Research and Post-doctoral Researcher), EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration), EHSAL and the University of Maastricht.
His research interests are in Russian foreign policy and EU-Russia relations, including energy (see research section for details).
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Tom Casier’s research deals with EU-Russia relations (including energy), Russian foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy / Eastern Partnership and Europe and global change. He has a particular interest in issues of identity, perception and power within this field, as well as in theoretical perspectives from Social Psychology. Recent articles have appeared in Geopolitics, Cooperation and Conflict, Contemporary Politics and Europe-Asia Studies. A book ‘EU-Russia relations in crisis’, co-edited with Joan DeBardeleben, is forthcoming with Routledge.
Tom Casier has regularly contributed policy advice to diverse institutions, including the European Parliament and the House of Lords. An extended policy reports ‘EU-Russia relation: which way forward?’ was published with fellow Jean Monnet Chairs in 2016 ( https://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/documents/JM%20Policy%20report.pdf )
Externally funded research:
- UPTAKE (Horizon 2020, with University of Tartu and Uppsala University), partner: http://www.uptake.ut.ee/
- ANTERO (Erasmus+, with UCD, ARENA, Maastricht, LSE, KULeuven, Tampere, UACES), partner: http://www.eufp.eu/antero
- Jean Monnet Chair, Europe and Global Change, 2012-2015: https://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/studying/research/projects/jeanmonnetchair.html
- Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group, ‘EU-Russia Relations: Developing a Transnational Perspective’, 2013-2016 (with Carleton University, St. Petersburg State University and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), principal investigator: https://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/studying/research/projects/jeanmonnet.html
BSIS Research theme:
Russia, the EU and the Neighbourhood: http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/studying/research/projects/eu-russia.html 
Global Europe Centre: http://www.kent.ac.uk/politics/gec/ 
At BSIS Tom Casier teaches courses in the fields of Russian Foreign Policy, International Relations and European Studies. He is on study leave in the academic year 2017-18.
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Tom Casier supervises PhD students in the fields of International Relations and European Foreign Policy. He welcomes in particular doctoral students in the following fields: EU-Russia relations, Russian foreign policy, European Neighbourhood Policy / Eastern Partnership the interaction between the policies of the EU and Russia in the neighbourhood, as well as theoretical perspectives from Social Psychology.
Current PhD students: Irina Zarin, Tomislava Penkova, Carlotta Fagioli, Susanne Szkola and Camille Callesen.
PhD students who have completed: Bojan Savic, John Kotsopoulos, Olga Burlyuk, Nur Daut, Erol Kalkan, Moritz Pieper, Natalie Brandenburg.
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