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Joren Selleslaghs

PhD Candidate (external)

J.M.H.M.R. Selleslaghs MSc
+31 70 800 9506

External PhD Candidate.

More information about Joren Selleslaghs

Joren Selleslaghs is a diplomat in training at the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Trade as from October 2017. He is currently working as a Diplomatic Counsellor at the Belgian Embassy towards the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Joren is also a PhD researcher and lecturer on EU International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University as well as Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Center for Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS). He graduated cum laude from the College of Europe (MA EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies) and magna cum laude at the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (MSc European Studies).

Joren previously worked as an EU Innovation Consultant at PNO Consultants (the Netherlands), The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, the cabinet of a Belgian Member of the European Parliament and the External Relations department of the Belgian Permanent Representation towards the European Union. Until October 2017, Joren was also an external evaluator/expert for the European Commission and member of the Board of Directors of the Europe-Central America Chamber of Commerce. He was the Belgian Youth Ambassador towards the UN in 2011-2012 and active as a development worker for UNICEF in Tanzania and Central America (2007-2008 and 2012).

Key publication

  • The European View for better Collaboration between Latin America and Europe against Drug Trafficking (Brazillian Center for International Relations, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2017)
  • EU Foreign Policy in practice: Selected cases from Latin America (ISGA Journal, 2017)
  • EU-Latin America Science Diplomacy (Latin America Studies Association, 2017)



  • EU-Latin America cooperation in the area of Science, Higher Education and Innovation: all talk and no action? (Miami Jean Monnet Centre, 2017)
  • EU-Latin America: interregional partners in crime? (United Nations University CRIS, 2017)
  • The EU's performance in Latin America's fight against drugs and related organized crime (Global Affairs Journal, 2017)
  • The European Union in the United Nations: Coordination on Peacekeeping Missions (Palgrave: book: The EU in UN Politics, 2017)
  • External competences in energy and climate change, chapter Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017)
  • Regionalism in Latin America: eclectic, multi-faceted and multi-layered (online global MOOCS course and reading material from Leiden University, 2016)
  • Improved Multilateral Action through the Revitalisation of EU-Latin America Relations (Egmont Institute, 2016)

PhD Candidate (external)

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Instituut Bestuurskunde

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



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