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  • About WISC

Governing Board

President

Gunther HellmannGunther Hellmann is Professor of Political Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and Principal Investigator in the Frankfurt Center of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”. He joined the leadership of WISC in 2011 as “Associate Executive Secretary”, assumed the position of “Executive Secretary” in 2014 and has been elected “President” when WISC formally registered as an association in 2017. His research interests are in theory (social theory and theories of international relations and foreign policy), German foreign policy and European and transatlantic security relations. He is a Member of the Board of the Aspen Institute Germany and one of the editors of “Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen” (ZIB), a German IR-journal.
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Executive Secretary

Roberto DominguezRoberto Domínguez is Professor of International Relations at Suffolk University (Boston). He has actively represented the Mexican International Studies Association (MISA) in WISC executive meetings since 2005. He is chair of the section EU-Latin America at the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). His research focuses on regional security governance, transatlantic relations and perceptions of the European Union in the Western Hemisphere. Dr. Dominguez has conducted research projects for the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the British General Consulate in Miami.  He has also been Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and editor of the Journal Relaciones Internacionales (UNAM-Mexico).
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Treasurer

Karina JędrzejowskaKarina Jędrzejowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (Section of IR Political Economy), and coordinator of research sections in the Polish International Studies Association. She is a graduate of the University of Manchester (MsC Globalisation and Development, 2008), Warsaw School of Economics (MA Finance and Banking, 2007) and the Institute of International Relations (MA International Relations, 2005), University of Warsaw. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Warsaw on the basis of dissertation "Sovereign Default in International Relations" (2011). She cooperates with the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies at the University of Warsaw. Her research areas include international monetary and financial relations and economic development. Dr. Jędrzejowska is an author of several papers and book chapters on financial issues in developing countries.
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Officers

Arie M. KacowiczArie M. Kacowicz is Professor of International Relations and the Chaim Weizmann Chair in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.  A Faculty member since 1993, he was the Chair of the Department of International Relations in 2005-2008 and currently is the President of the Israeli Association of Israeli Studies.  His research interests include peace studies, international relations of Latin America, globalization and global governance, and the normative dimension of international relations. His recent publications include Globalization and the Distribution of Wealth: The Latin American Experience, 1982-2008 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security (co-edited with David Mares, Routledge 2016).
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Arlene B. TicknerArlene B. Tickner is Professor of International Relations and Director of Research in the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. Her research focuses on Colombian foreign policy, Latin American security, hemispheric relations and the sociology of knowledge in IR in global South contexts.  She is one of the editors of the Routledge book series, ‘Worlding Beyond the West’, and co-edited its first three volumes, among others ‘International Relations Scholarship around the World’ (with Ole Wæver) (2009). She serves on the editorial boards of several IR journals. In 2017 she was elected Chair of the ISA Global South Caucus.
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