Desmond Dinan, Director [bio]

Director Biography

ddinanDr. Desmond Dinan is Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy at George Mason University. He has been an adviser to the European Commission in Brussels and a Visiting Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations, The Hague. He was a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges campus (1998-2000) and the College of Europe, Natolin campus (2005-2008). His research interests include the historiography of European integration; the history of the European Union (EU); institutions and governance of the EU; enlargement of the EU; regional integration in the context of globalization; and prospects for global governance. His publications include Europe Recast: A History of European Union (2004), Origins and Evolution of the European Union (edited, 2006), and Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration, 4th edition (2010). Since 1999, has written the article on institutions and governance for the Journal of Common Market Studies‘ highly regarded annual review of developments in the EU.


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