I co-direct the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies; a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. I am co-editor of JMCS: Journal of Common Market Studies. I was chair of the European Union Studies Association (2015-17). In that capacity I coordinated the EU Jean Monnet Network in the US. Since 2010 I have been a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Peer Review College. In the past I co-edited the (British) Political Studies Association journal POLITICS (2006–11) and the University Association of Contemporary European Studies’ JCMS Annual Review of the European Union (2006-8).
I also engage regularly with the general public and policy-makers, sharing the insights from my research.
Invited and public talks since joining Georgia Tech
‘Trade Policy in a Changing EU and an Uncertain World,’ paper to the ‘Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme @ 25’ Alumni Conference, European University Institute, 22-23 June 2017.
“Trade,” Virtual Briefing on “Transatlantic Relations after the First 100 Days,” University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University, 3 May 2017.
“From Great Expectations to Damp Squib: The Politics of TTIP,” Florida International University, 17 February 2017.
Featured discussant, “Writing the Rules of 21st Century Trade” Workshop, University of Southern Denmark, 10 October 2016.
“Brexit Or: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” Atlanta Economics Club, 29 September 2016.
Panelist, “Conversation on Europe: Free Trade or Protectionism? Isolationism Amidst Globalization,” University of Pittsburgh, 20 September 2016.
‘Transatlantic Trade Institutionalsation and Politicisation,’ paper to the ‘Transatlantic Relations and their Institutionalisation’ Workshop, The City Law School, City University of London, 15 July 2016.
Moderator, Panel on “Potential Implications of a British Exit from the European Union,” Atlanta Council on International Relations, 26 May 2016.
Panel discussion on “The Changing Energy Landscape in Europe and Eurasia,” Georgia Tech, 8 April 2016.
Panel discussion on “Brexit? The United Kingdom’s Decision Whether to Leave the European Union” with Richard Whitman (University of Kent), 17 March 2016.
Panel discussion on ‘The European Union: Challenges and Future Prospects’ with German Consul General Detlev Ruenger, World Affairs Council of Atlanta Members Forum, 1 March 2016.
Presented a paper on ‘Intergovernmental Policy Makes Transnational Politics? The Distinctive Politics of the TTIP Negotiations’ to the ‘Transnational Relations and the Transatlantic Relationship’ Workshop, Georgetown University, 4-5 February 2016.
‘The Distinctive Politics of TTIP,’ presentation to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, 18 May 2015.
‘The EU and The Ukraine Crisis: Meeting the Challenge?’ presentation to ‘The Ukrainian Crisis and International Politics’ Workshop, Emory University, 25 March 2015.
‘The 21st Century Politics of TTIP,’ University of Dundee,17 March 2015 (via video link).
‘Agriculture: Still a stumbling block?’ Convergence and Divergence in Mega-Regional Trade and Investment Agreements Workshop, American University, 26 January 2015.
Roundtable on the ‘People’s Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe’ at the ’25 Years Later: The Fall of the Iron Curtain’ Conference, Agnes Scott College, 3-4 October 2014.
‘Challenges in U.S. Trade Policy,’ North Atlanta Rotary Club, 5 June 2014.
‘21st Century U.S. Trade Policy,’ Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions Discussion Program, Village At Deaton Creek discussion group, 4 June 2014
‘The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,’ International Club of Atlanta, 13 May 2014.
‘21st Century Trade Politics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations,’ 2013 Mortimer Caplin Conference on the World Economy: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Multilateral Perspective, University of Edinburgh, 2 May 2014.
‘Regulatory Cooperation and EU-US Trade Relations,’ Workshop on European Regulation: Comparative and International Perspectives,’ University of California, Berkeley, 23-25 April 2014.
‘Regulating Risks: Science and the Precautionary Principle,’ International and Area Studies Symposium: Lessons from Europe, University of Oklahoma, 3 April 2014.
‘Embedded Liberalism is Dead! Long Live Embedded Liberalism! International Standards and European Regulation,’ paper to the GR:EEN Workshop ‘Global Re-ordering and Bretton Woods: Compromise, Dissensus and Europe’s Regulatory Role,’ University of Warwick, 17-18 March 2014.
‘21st Century U.S. Trade Policy,’ Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions Discussion Program, Dunwoody discussion group, 6 March 2014
‘21st Century U.S. Trade Policy,’ Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions Discussion Program, Buckhead discussion group, 3 March 2014
‘The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,’ Atlanta Council on International Relations, 20 February 2014.
‘The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,’ World Affairs Council of Atlanta, 7 November 2013.
Roundtable on “The transatlantic trade and investment partnership: Impacts on the US Southeast.” France-Atlanta at the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter, 25 October 2013.
‘Transatlantic perspectives on genetically modified food,’ Controversial Topic Discussion Club, Atlanta, 11 June 2013.
‘International Trade,’ Transatlantic Relations under Obama: A Research Workshop, Temple University, 18 May 2012.
27 Jul. 2015 GPB Radio (WRAS) “On Second Thought” UK elections
10 Feb. 2005 Scottish TV (ITV) “Seven Days” G8 Summit
19 Nov. 2003 BBC Radio Scotland “Lesley Riddoch” Bush visit and EU-US steel dispute
23 Feb. 2003 Scottish TV (ITV) “Seven Days” Iraq and a referendum on the euro