SCGA: The team

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The Scottish Council on Global Affairs: The Team

John Edward

Head of Operations, Scottish Council on Global Affairs

John became our first Head of Operations in February 2023. He was previously head of the European Parliament’s Office in Scotland, covering the European elections of 2004 and 2009.

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Peter Jackson

Chair, Global Security, University of Glasgow
Member of Management Committee

Peter is Chair in Global Security at the University of Glasgow and Executive Director of the Scottish Council on Global Affairs.

Juliet Kaarbo

Chair in Foreign Policy, University of Edinburgh
Member of Management Committee

Juliet Kaarbo is Professor of International Relations with a Chair in Foreign Policy at the University of Edinburgh. 

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Phillips P. O’Brien

Chair in Strategic Studies, University of St Andrews
Member of Management Committee

Phillips is the Chair of Strategic Studies at the University of St Andrews.

Stephen Gethins

Professor in Practice at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews
Member of Management Committee

Stephen Gethins is Professor in Practice at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

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Sarah Dunstan

Lecturer in the International History of Modern Human Rights, University of Glasgow
Member of Management Committee

Sarah C. Dunstan is a Lecturer in the International History of Modern Human Rights and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Glasgow.

Mateja Peter

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews
Member of Management Committee

Dr Mateja Peter is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at University of St Andrews, where she directs the Centre for Global Law and Governance.

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Christian J. Tams

Chair, International Law, University of Glasgow
Member of Management Committee

Christian J. Tams is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow, where he directs the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS).

Gavin Sullivan

Reader in International Human Rights Law, University of Edinburgh
Member of Management Committee

Gavin Sullivan is Reader in International Human Rights Law at the University of Edinburgh having joined Edinburgh Law School in February 2021.

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Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

Senior Lecturer in Public International Law, University of Edinburgh
Member of Management Committee

Michelle is an international lawyer with regional expertise on the Middle East.

David Scott

Postdoctoral Research Associate International Law & Governance, University of Glasgow

David Scott is a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law & Governance, working between the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security and the Scottish Council on Global Affairs.

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Rebecca Sutton

Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Glasgow

Rebecca Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Glasgow, based in the School of Law.

Rachel Chin

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Glasgow

Rachel’s research focuses on 20th century Franco-British relations, in particular through the frameworks of conflict and empire.

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Adam Bower

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Dr Bower is a Senior Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. He was a founding director of the Centre for Global Law and Governance and continues to sit on the Steering Committee of the Institute for Legal and Constitutional Research.

Michele Sevegnani

Senior Lecturer of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Michele Sevegnani is Senior Lecturer of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. He is currently the Principal Investigator of research projects focussing on achieving security and resilience for autonomous vehicles and Agritech systems.

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