Key Staff

Dr. Anne Wetzel

Dr. Anne Wetzel

Biography:

Dr. Anne Wetzel is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim. Previously, she held a post-doctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation for research on the substance of EU democracy promotion. She obtained her PhD from ETH Zurich. In her dissertation she analysed EU democratic governance promotion. She has published in the Journal of European Public Policy (2009), Democratization (2011), Osteuropa [Eastern Europe] (2010), European Foreign Affairs Review (2011), Journal of European Integration (2014) and in various edited volumes.

anne.wetzel@mzes.uni-mannheim.de

Prof. Dr. Jan Orbie

Prof. Dr. Jan Orbie

Biography:

Jan Orbie is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. As the director of the Centre for EU Studies, he plays an active role in research and teaching on EU politics at Ghent University. His research and teaching focus on the ‘soft’ (trade, development, social) dimensions of EU external relations and on the EU’s role as a civilian/normative power. He has published articles on these topics in various books and in journals. He edited two books on EU trade and development politics (with Gerrit Faber, Routledge, 2007 and 2009), one book on European external policies (Ashgate, 2008), and one book on Europe’s global social policies (Routledge, 2008) and special issues of the European Foreign Affairs Review (2009, 2011), Res Publica (2008, 2), the Journal of Contemporary European Research (2013) and Contemporary Politics (2014). More information on his publications can be found at his webpage: http://ceus.ugent.be/researchers/jan-orbie

Jan.Orbie@UGent.be

Dr. Fabienne Bossuyt

Dr. Fabienne Bossuyt

Biography:

Dr. Fabienne Bossuyt is a post-doctoral assistant at the Centre for EU Studies at Ghent University. Her doctoral research focused on the EU’s relations with Post-Soviet Central Asia. She is currently preparing a monograph based on her PhD dissertation, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Next to contributions to several edited volumes, her publications include articles in European Foreign Affairs Review (2009, 2011 and 2013), Res Publica (2012), European Journal of Contemporary Research (2013), European Integration online Papers (2013), Comparative European Politics (2014), Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (2014) and Democratization (2014).

Fabienne.Bossuyt@UGent.be

Hrant Kostanyan

Hrant Kostanyan

Biography:

Hrant Kostanyan is a Special Research Fund doctoral fellow at the Centre for EU Studies (CEUS), in the department of Political Science at Ghent University. He is also an Associate Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Foreign Policy unit, Brussels. He worked as a (senior) expert on a number of the European Commission projects. Hrant Kostanyan is a co-editor of 'CEPS European Neighbourhood Watch' monthly newsletter. His research focuses on EU foreign policy institutions and decision-making, primarily on the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the EU’s relations with Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia.

Hrant.Kostanyan@ceps.eu

Former Key Staff members

Dr. Eline De Ridder

Dr. Eline De Ridder

Biography:

Dr. Eline De Ridder worked as a post-doctoral assistant at the Centre for EU Studies of Ghent University. She has contributed to a number of journals and edited volumes on topics including EU enlargement, democratization, the fight against corruption and the development of civil society. Currently, she is a policy officer at the Flemish Department of Education and Training.

Dr. Vicky Reynaert

Dr. Vicky Reynaert

Biography:

Dr. Vicky Reynaert holds a Master’s degree in EU Studies and an Advanced Master’s in European Union Law. She obtained her PhD in Political Science from Ghent University, defending a dissertation on the Euro-Mediterranean relationship, in particular on the political economy of EU democracy promotion policy in the region and the identity the EU is creating for itself and others through its policies. Vicky Reynaert has published several articles and book reviews in academic journals such as Mediterranean Politics and European Foreign Affairs Review. She is currently working for the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs as a policy officer for EU Affairs.

VickyReynaert@telenet.be