Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick and Distinguished Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Prof. Dr. Richard Higgott, PhD, FRSA, FAcSS is an Australian and UK citizen. He is also Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick where he founded and directed the the UK/ESRC Centre for Globalisation and Regionalisation. He is currently Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies and Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Vesalius College at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel working on an H2020 project on European cultural and science diplomacy. He has been Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian National University and Professor of Government at the University of Manchester. Between 2006 and 2014 he held senior administrative appointments as Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at Warwick and as Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University in Western Australia. He has been National Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, President of the Australasian Political Science Association and Vice President of the USA International Studies Association. A former Fulbright Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government he is an elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. He is the author and/or editor of 20+ books and edited volumes and 120+ peer reviewed book chapters and articles in major journals including, among others, International Organization, Political Science Quarterly, International Political Science Review, International Affairs, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, European Journal of Public Policy, Politique Étrangère, Aussen Politik. He has edited The Australian Journal of International Affairs, Global Governance and The Pacific Review. At the IES he is a senior researcher on the EU Horizon 2020 Project EL CSID.