The Global Europe Centre is a thriving inter-disciplinary research community made up of academics from across the University of Kent, and its Learning Centres and transnational campuses. Our research focuses on the study of Europe and its role in the world, its Member States and the wider Neighbourhood, with academic expertise ranging from politics, history, economics and business, law, modern European languages, and international relations.
(List of MT Members and Associates below)
Professor Richard G. Whitman is Director of the Global Europe Centre. He is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Centre. His current research interests include the external relations and foreign and security and defence policies of the EU, and the governance and future priorities of the EU. Professor Whitman is a regular media commentator.
Professor Elena A. Korosteleva is Director of the Global Europe Centre (Professional Studies). She is also Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Belarusian State University. Elena's main research interests include EU foreign policies, and Eastern Partnership in particular, EU governance and competitive models, democratisation and democracy promotion.
Phone: 01227 823147
Dr Tom Casier is Deputy Director of the Global Europe Centre and Jean Monnet Chair at the Brussels School of International Studies. He is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven. His research interests include EU-Russia relations, energy, Russian foreign policy and the Eastern Partnership. Currently he co-ordinates a Mulilateral Research Group on EU-Russia relations with the universities of Carleton, Mainz and St Petersburg.
Phone: 00 32 2 641 1721
Dr Toni Haastrup is Deputy Director of the Global Europe Centre. She is a lecturer in International Security. Her research interests include EU-Africa relations, development and security, Africa's international relations, regional governance and gender in international relations.
Dr Nadine Ansorg is the GEC Programme Coordinator and a Post-Doctoral Researcher (Grants and Impact) at the School of Politics and International Relations. In her role within GEC, Nadine assists the Directors in the daily coordination of the Centre and its activities. She is the first point of contact for the GEC University Associates and external contacts.
Phone: 01227 816208