Global Europe Centre

Pioneering research on Europe and the world

About us

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)

Management Team

Dr Tom CasierDr Tom Casier is Director of the Global Europe Centre and Jean Monnet Chair at the Brussels School of International Studies. He is Reader 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

Professor Richard G. Whitman is Director of the Global Europe Centre (currently on study leave). 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.

Phone: 01227 827888
Twitter: @RGWhitman

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
Skype: elena.korosteleva
Twitter: @EAKorosteleva

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.

Phone: 01227 824949
Twitter: @ToniHaastrup


School of Politics & International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824382 or email the school

Last Updated: 07/11/2018