Luk Van Langenhove (BE) is Director of the Comparative Regional Integration Studies Institute of the United Nations University (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges and Representative of the Rector at UNESCO in Paris. He was previously Deputy Secretary-General of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Science Policy, Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian Federal Minister of Science Policy and a researcher and lecturer at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). From 2006 until 2010 he was Vice-President of the International Social Sciences Council. He currently teaches at the VUB, ULB and the College of Europe. Professor Van Langenhove is a graduate of the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the same university. He has published widely on regional integration, social sciences theory, positioning theory and psychology. Recent books include Building Regions (Asghate, 2011), People and Societies (Routledge, 2010), World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance (with Deacon, Yeates and Macovei, Routledge, 2010).