The IGA aims to build a vibrant intellectual environment for original, rigorous and significant thinking and broader impact in London, but also to form an alliance of centres of excellence in research and policy thinking in emerging economies.


IGA Director


Professor Erik Berglof

Inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs

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IGA Programme Director

Piroska Nagy Mohacsi

Piroska Nagy Mohacsi

Programme Director in the Institute of Global Affairs since September 2015

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Professional Services Staff


Geri Miric, Executive Assistant to the IGA Director

Geri is responsible for providing support to the IGA Director as well as taking an active role in the IGA administration as secretary to the Management Team and Executive Committee. She joined IGA in September 2015 from LSE’s Office of the Deputy Director. Geri held similar roles at University College London and King’s College London. She received a degree in Spanish and French from London Metropolitan University and a Diploma in Translation (IoLET) from the University of Westminster.


Keith Tritton, Interim Institute Manager

Keith Tritton is the Interim 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 Manger. 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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IGA Centre Directors


Professor Christine Chinkin

Director, Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Professor Toby Dodge

Director, Middle East Centre

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Professor Gareth A Jones

Director, Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Dr Jürgen Haacke

Director, Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

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Professors in Practice


Anne Applebaum

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.

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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.

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Visiting Professors in Practice

Marek Belka

Marek Belka

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.

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Gibril Faal

Gibril Faal 

Gibirl Faal is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs and a multidisciplinary business and development executive. He was one of the global leaders who spoke at the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which led to negotiations for a Global Compact on Migration.

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Mark Muller

Mark Muller

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.

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Visiting Professors


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.

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Brad K. Blitz is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and 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.

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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.

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Visiting Fellows


Oksana Antonenko

Oksana 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.  

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Agnès Belaisch

Agnès Belaisch 

Agnès is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she was Head of 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.

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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.

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Nishan Degnarain

Nishan Degnarain

Nishan 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.

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Mark Florman 

Mark 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. 

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Marta Foresti

Marta Foresti

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.

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Maha Hosain Aziz

Maha Hosain Aziz

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.

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Jawad Iqbal 

Jawad is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a journalist and a former senior executive in BBC News.

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Ashraf Khateeb

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.

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Ousmene Jacques Mandeng

Ousmène Jacques Mandeng

Ousmène Jacques Mandeng is a visiting fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He worked more than 20 years in the financial sector and international organisations on international investment and economic and economic policy analyses.

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Peter Pomerantsev

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.

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Christina Segal-Knowles

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.

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Előd Takáts

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). 

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Torsten Thiele 

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.

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Agnieszka Wysokińska

Agnieszka 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.

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Jeromin Zettelmeyer

Jeromin is Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and works on global economic policy topics.

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Angelo Martelli

Angelo Martelli

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.

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Previous Fellows

Pamela DeLargy

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.

Elina Ribakova

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

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.