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Jan Melissen

Associate Professor

Prof.dr. J. Melissen
+31 70 800 9300

Jan Melissen is a Senior Fellow International Relations and Diplomacy at ISGA. He is lecturing Diplomacy Theory and Practice and Diplomacy and Communication in the Master of Science International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD).

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Jan Melissen is Senior Fellow International Relations and Diplomacy at ISGA and a full Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Antwerp. He is also Faculty Fellow with the Centre for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California, LA. Jan is founding Editor-in-Chief of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and Series Editor of Brill Diplomatic Studies. In 2022 he received the International Studies Association Distinguished Scholar Award in Diplomatic Studies. Earlier in his career Jan held various management positions at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ and he was Director of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester. He was a visiting professor at China’s Foreign Affairs University and the Korea Institute of International Economic Policy. Jan has done commissioned research on change and innovation in diplomacy for governments in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He has published more than ten books and after 2010 his work has appeared in Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, Global Affairs, Global Policy, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, International Affairs, International Studies Review, and European Foreign Affairs. His main publications can be found here

Associate Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



  • Universiteit Antwerpen Hoogleraar
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