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Core Staff

Meet the core staff behind Global Transformations and Governance Challenges, which consists of a Professor, a Postdoctoral Researcher, a PhD Candidate, and multiple Programme Officers and Assistants.

Core staff

  • Jérôme Dorgelo Programme Officer in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

    Jérôme Dorgelo is working as Programme Officer for the Global Transformations and Governance Challenges programme. As a student of Leiden University’s Advanced MSc International Relations and Diplomacy, his research interests lay mainly in the arrangements, issues, and alternatives surrounding global governance. You can learn more about his work here.

  • Neira Dziho Programme Officer Global Transformations and Governanace Challenges
  • Yannick Honné Conference Assistant in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges
  • Alies Jansen PhD Candidate in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

    Alies Jansen is a PhD candidate and Programme Officer in the GTGC programme. Her dissertation looks at the rapid growth of computational power that has increasingly put digital technology at the heart of military decision-making. In particular, Alies investigates how the relation between humans and artificial intelligence is shaping the data used, the theories that are applied, and the perceived legitimacy of military decision-making since the Cold Ward. You can learn more about her work here

  • Botul Saied Conference Assistant in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges
  • Jan Aart Scholte Professor Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

    Jan Aart Scholte chairs the GTGC Steering Group as Leiden University's Professor of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges. He has previously convened other interdisciplinary global studies research initiatives based in Britain, Germany and Sweden. His main current research interests include polycentric governing of global problems, legitimacy in global governance, global democracy, complex hegemony, and Internet governance. You can learn more about his work here.

  • Annik Tiedt Conference Assistant in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges
  • Shiming Yang Postdoctoral Researcher in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

    Shiming Yang is a member of the GTGC core staff, working as University Lecturer in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges. She is interested in global environmental politics with an emphasis on developing countries. Her research projects aim to explain the evolving landscape of global environmental negotiations, rising power politics in environmental governance, and comparative environmental policy. Her other published work investigates China’s political economy, environmental health, and political economy of global health. You can learn more about her work here.

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