Professor Christopher Coker is Co-ordinator of CSEEP. He is Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at the LSE. He is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies (London); the NATO Defence College (Rome), the Centre for International Security (Geneva) and the National Institute for Defence Studies (Tokyo). He is also Adjunct Professor at the Swedish Staff College. He is the Director of the School of Civic Education. His publications include Men at War: what fiction has to tell us about conflict from the Iliad to Catch 22 (Hurst, 2014); The Improbable War: China, the US and the logic of Great Power War (Hurst, 2015). His most recent book is 'Rebooting Clausewitz: ‘On War’ in the twenty-first century' (Hurst Publisher, 2017). His next book, 'the Rise of the Civilisational State' will be published next spring.
Cosmin Marian is the CSEEP Desk Co-ordinator. He is professor of political science at the Babeş-BolyaiUniversity, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2016, he serves as Chair of the Political Science Department at the same university. His academic work positions him as a scholar with a special interest in political rules design and effects. His scholarship is grounded in theories and methods found in the field of comparative politics and formal rules with applications to institutional design that affects individual behaviour and societal outputs. Part of Cosmin's recent work analyzes the anticommons property regime.
Mădălina Mocan is the CSEEP Desk Manager. She is a civil society professional associated with the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD Cluj) at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes Bolyai University. With a long experience in developing, coordinating and advising civil society organisations, she maintains an academic and civic interest in human rights, particularly human trafficking, inequality, and political participation. Her current academic interests relate to the role of national and international donors and grant givers in Romania while continuing to advice and work with national and international partners in human trafficking and exploitation projects. She is an Aspen Institute Romania fellow (2009) and moderator, German Marshall Transatlantic Fellow (2014) and serves as a proud board member for Techsoup Romania.
Vlad Zigarov is Programme Associate for CSEEP. He holds an MSc in International History from LSE and an MA from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at UCL. He previously studied Philosophy, History and International Affairs at the University of Bucharest and worked in a number of state and private organisations in Romania and the UK.