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Professor Erik Berglof
Inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs
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Programme Director in the Institute of Global Affairs since September 2015
Executive Assistant to the IGA Director
Geri joined the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) in September 2015 as Executive Assistant to the Director. Prior to this, she worked for 13 years in the LSE’s Deputy Directors’ and Provost’s Offices. She held similar roles at University College London and King’s College London.
Geri has a BA in Spanish and French from London Metropolitan University and a Diploma in Translation from University of Westminster and an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies from Birkbeck, University of London. Her dissertation focused on the use of visual testimonies and memory politics in the construction of a democratic Chilean society.
Geri is responsible for providing support to the IGA Director as well as taking an active role in the IGA administration.
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Keith Tritton is the Institute Manager at the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE. He joined the Institute in 2016 from the LSE Asia Research Centre where he was Centre Manager. Prior to joining LSE he held management positions at Imperial College London, Roehampton University and Birkbeck College. He holds a BSc International Relations from the LSE.
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Nina assists in communications and web activities for the IGA. She holds a BSc in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath and an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from LSE.
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Director, Africa Centre
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Dr Mukulika Banerjee
Director, South Asia Centre
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Dr Marsha Henry
Interim Director, Centre for Women, Peace and Security
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Professor Michael Cox
Director, LSE IDEAS
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Professor Toby Dodge
Director, Middle East Centre
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Director, Latin America and Caribbean Centre
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Professor Hyun Bang Shin
Director, Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre
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Professor Peter Trubowitz
Director, US Centre
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Anne Applebaum is a journalist and prize-winning historian with a particular expertise in the history of communism and the experience of post-communist “democratization” in the Soviet Union and central Europe. She runs ARENA, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda, and is building the Transformation Lab, a program focused on the political and economic transformation of individual countries.
Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable
Sir Vince contributes across a range of the IGA’s activities, drawing upon his experience in international economic relations and developing markets in particular.
Professor Marek Belka is currently Visiting Professor in Practice at the Institute for Global Affairs of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Professor Belka is one of the lead academic and policy makers of Poland’s remarkable economic and political transformation following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Gibril Faal is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs and a multidisciplinary business and development executive. He is co-founder and director of GK Partners, which advises socially responsible businesses and development institutions across the world. He is the vice chair of Bond, the platform of UK NGOs working on international development, member of the advisory council of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, and consultant to the African Union.
Mark Muller Stuart QC is as an international mediator and senior advocate specialising in conflict resolution, public international law and human rights. He currently acts as Senior Mediation Advisor to the UN Department of Political Affairs and the UN Special Envoy to Syria in the Syrian peace process.
Dr Mario Blejer is a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Mario has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MA in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Eleonore Kofman is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. She received her D.Phil from Oxford University and is Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University London. She is a leading international scholar on gender and migration, and in particular on theoretical and policy aspects of family-related and skilled labour migrations.
Valeria served as the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine in 2014-2017. She was the first woman to lead Ukraine’s central bank and oversaw vital reforms to implement a new monetary policy of inflation targeting and flexible exchange rate regime, to clean up Ukraine’s banking sector, strengthen regulatory supervision, and ensure the independence of the National Bank.
Ali is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and works on the Responsible Deal project, an inter-regional collaboration of seven universities, coordinated by the LSE. The project investigates the management of Syrian refugees in frontier countries in the Middle East. Ali’s research also examines the relationship between refugees and states in the contemporary Middle East, considering the relationship between displacement and state-transformation in Iraq, and how frontier states have managed and instrumentalised Iraqi and Syrian refugees.
Bilal is a postdoctoral research officer at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He works primarily on the Responsible Deal project, an inter-regional collaboration of seven universities, coordinated by the LSE. His research focus is on the integration of Syrian refugees in frontier countries in the Middle East.
Cevat Giray Aksoy
Cevat Giray is a Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and a research associate IZA Institute of Labor and economic inclusion committee member at the World Bank and UNDP. His research sits at the intersection of labour economics and economic development and has been covered by local and international media outlets.
Anthony Bartzokas is Board Member at the EBRD and associate professor at the University of Athens. He is interested in business model analytics, financing innovations for global public goods and lessons learned from structural adjustment programmes.
Duncan Clark, OBE
Duncan is a former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China.
Ralph De Haas
Ralph is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE and the Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. His research lies at the intersection of empirical banking and development economics.
Dimitri is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE, an independent consultant for various organizations, and a Special Adviser on financial stability issues at the Bank of England.
Marta is Principal Research Fellow at ODI and the Director of its Human Mobility Initiative, focusing on migration and development, leading the institute external engagement at global, regional and local level. She is acting as senior policy advisor for the consultation of the Global Compact For Migration and to the IOM’s Research Syndicate.
Ousmène Jacques Mandeng
Ousmène is a Senior Advisor with Accenture’s Global Blockchain Technology Practice with a focus on digital currencies. He writes a blog occasionally on international monetary affairs at www.ousmenemandeng.com and specialises on monetary innovation and the international monetary system.
Peter is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, an author and TV producer. He specialises on propaganda and media development.
Christina served until January 2017, as Special Assistant to President Obama for International Economics and Senior Director for Global Economics and Finance at the White House.
Elöd is Senior Economist at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), currently work on financial systems and regulation. His work includes serving as a BIS representative on working groups relating to banking and financial regulation, and in this role works together with the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
Torsten is founder of the Global Ocean Trust and Vice-President of the Institut Choiseul, and his research area is ocean and Arctic governance solutions.
Shirley Ze Yu
Shirley is Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a fellow with the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School, and deputy director of the Xin Real Estate Fintech Research Center at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance of China’s Tsinghua University.
Angelo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently a Consultant for the Jobs Group of the World Bank and a Policy Fellow for the Open Innovation Team of the UK Cabinet Office and HM Treasury.
Oksana Antonenko focuses on political economy of illiberal democracies. She is also working on developing methodology for assessing long term political risks for international investors associated with rising populism, weak institutions and governance failures.
Agnès Belaisch was a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she was Head of Sovereign Fixed Income at Rothschild Asset Management during 2015-16. Previously, she was Head of Economic and Market Analysis at the European Stability Mechanism in Luxembourg.
Brad K. Blitz was a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the Director of the Modern Slavery Programme at the British Academy. Brad received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a Professor of International Politics at Middlesex University London and Senior Fellow of the Global Migration Centre in the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
Nishan Degnarain is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an economist, former member of Mauritius Central Bank’s MPC, and co-leads the IGA’s Blue Finance Initiative.
Pamela DeLargy works in the area of migration and refugee research. She is a specialist on the ‘horn of Africa’ and has worked for two decades to ensure that gender is considered seriously in UN humanitarian and development assistance programmes.
Guillermo Felices is an economist and investment strategist with over 15 years of experience in senior positions in the financial industry (Citi and Barclays) and policy making (Bank of England). Guillermo's research interests and contributions are in global financial issues, emerging markets, and monetary policy.
Mark Florman is a leading authority on some of the world’s most entrenched socio-economic challenges, speaking widely on reforms that must be made to drive improved governance and productivity, and always championing the power and social impact of good business.
Sophia Gaston is a social and political researcher, who conducts international, citizen-focused projects on social and cultural crises, political change, the media and democracy - with a focus on threats to governance in Western nations. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the LSE's Institute for Global Affairs.
Maha Hosain Aziz is a professor in the MA International Relations Program at New York University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (NYU GSAS) specialising in global risk, which she also teaches at e-learning education startup, Pioneer Academics.
Jawad Iqbal was a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a journalist and a former senior executive in BBC News.
Ashraf Khateeb is a communication advisor for the Negotiation Affairs Department (NAD) of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He has extensive experience in the field of Palestinian public relations and diplomacy.
Xuzhang Li is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Central Party School (Party School of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China ).
Elina Ribakova was Visiting Fellow at LSE IGA in 2016-17, working on research projects on financial stability and migration areas. Elina has had a distinguished career working at the International Monetary Fund and in various positions in the financial industry, and co-originator of the award-winning MigrationMatters web-based educational platform.
Peter Sutherland was Professor in Practice at LSE IGA in 2015-18, spearheading IGA’s research and policy engagement under the Global Migration Initiative. As the UN envoy for Migration between 2005-17, Professor Sutherland was a powerful global leader on the issue of migration and the refugee crisis. Previously he was the Head of GATT, the precursor of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), EU Commissioner for Competition, and served as the Chairman of Goldman Sachs between 1995-2015. Professor Sutherland passed away in January 2018.
Agnieszka Wysokińska is interested in the role that institutions and culture play in economic development, as well as the economics of education, microeconometrics, and policy evaluation methods.
Jeromin Zettelmeyer was Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and works on global economic policy topics.
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