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Jan Melissen

Associate Professor/guest

Prof.dr. J. Melissen
+31 70 800 9506

Jan Melissen is a guest professor at ISGA lecturing Diplomacy Theory and Practice and Diplomacy: Tech. and Misinformation in the advanced Master International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD).

More information about Jan Melissen

Jan Melissen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in The Hague, Professor of Diplomacy at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), and Guest Professor at the University of Leiden.  He is a non-resident fellow with the Centre for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA), and with the Charhar Institute in Beijing (China). Jan Melissen is founding co-editor of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, the premier international journal on the study of diplomacy.

Jan held various management positions at the Clingendael Institute (2001-12), including Director of Training and Director of Research, and he was previously Director of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester (UK). In recent years he has worked with several governments on change and innovation in diplomatic practice. He was a visiting professor at China’s Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.

He is editor of the Diplomatic Studies book series with Brill-Nijhoff, and serves on a various editorial boards. His two latest co-edited books are Rethinking International Institutions (2016) and Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia (2015). His other books after 2010 are: Public Diplomacy in Europe (2013), Consular Affairs and Diplomacy (2011), Economic Diplomacy (2011), and Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in East Asia (2011). His post-2010 peer-reviewed journal publications include articles for: International Politics Quarterly (2012), China International Strategy Review (2103) Global Affairs (2016), European Foreign Affairs Review (2017) and Global Policy (2017). He co-authored two recent Clingendael reports, including Diplomacy in the Digital Age (2015). 

Email: jmelissen@clingendael.nl

Twitter: @JanMDiplo

Associate Professor/guest

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

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag


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