The UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) focuses on the study of processes of regional integration and cooperation, and their implications. UNU-CRIS acts as a resource for the UN system, with particular links to the UN bodies dealing with regional integration, and works in partnership with institutes and initiatives throughout the world that are concerned with issues of integration, governance and cooperation.
The mission of UNU-CRIS is to contribute towards achieving the universal goals of the UN and UNU through comparative and interdisciplinary research and capacity-building for a better understanding of the processes and consequences of intra- and inter-regional integration. The research activities of the Institute are organized in four research programmes — focusing on (1) studying regions and regional integration from a comparative and multi-level governance perspective, (2) monitoring and assessing regional integration worldwide, (3) studying the global-regional peace and security complex, and (4) assessing the socio-economic dimensions of regional integration — and a capacity-building and development programme.
Diane Tussie (Argentina)
Argentina’s Undersecretary for International Trade Policy
Louise Fawcett (United Kingdom)
CUF University Lecturer in Politics
Pierre Sané (Senegal)
President of Imagine Africa International
Richard Higgott (United Kingdom)
Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick
Jan Wouters (Belgium)
Visiting professor, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department
Representative of the Flemish Government
Konrad Osterwalder (Switzerland)
Luk Van Langenhove (Belgium)
Paul Demaret (Belgium)
Observer of the Advisory Committee
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8000 Bruges Belgium.
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