Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)

Bruges , Belgium

Advisory Committee
  • 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.

    UNU-CRIS website

  • UNU-CRIS Advisory Committee Members

    Louise Fawcett (Chair)
    Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics, St Catherines College

    Helen E. S. Nesadurai
    Professor of International Political Economy, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University

    Katie V. Laatikainen
    Professor and Director of International Studies, Political Science, Adelphi University

    Spyros Blavoukos
    Associate Professor, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business

    David M. Malone (Ex Officio Member)
    Rector of the United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

    Luc Soete (Observer)
    Dean, Institute for European Studies and Vesalius College, VUB (Free University of Brussels)

    Carl Devos (Observer)
    Senior Full Professor, Ghent University, Representative of Ghent University at the province West Flanders

    Freddy Evens (Representative of the Flemish Government)
    Stafdirecteur bij Departement Buitenlandse Zake


    United Nations University
    Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    C/o Grootseminarie Potterierei 72, 2nd floor
    8000 Bruges Belgium

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