Scientific Director

Noé Cornago (Photo by Aitor Urrestarazu).

Noé Cornago. Photo by Aitor Urrestarazu.

Noé Cornago is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Department of Public International Law, International Relations and History of Law (University of the Basque Country). Director of the Master in Decentralized International Cooperation: Peace and Development (2000-2012), and the Official Master's and Doctoral Program in International Studies (2012 to 2017) at the same university. Being a Doctor in Political Science also trained in Information Sciences, his research addresses various aspects of global politics and norms from an inter-disciplinary perspective. More specifically he is interested on the transformations of diplomatic practices, institutions and discourses, the rise and fall of global regimes, norms contestation, the politics of post-development, and aesthetics and politics. He is the author of Plural Diplomacies: Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives (Leiden: Brill 2013), and co-author, with Costas M. Constantinou and Fiona McConnell, of Transprofessional Diplomacy (Leiden: Brill 2017), and has published a significant number of books chapters and articles, being also co-editor of two books and two journal special issues, with publishers such as Routledge, Sage, Martinus Nijhoff-Brill, Palgrave-Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, or Blackwell.

He has been a visiting researcher at Ohio State University (1992), University Laval (2002), and University of Idaho (2004). Basque Visiting Fellow, at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford (2011-2012), and Visiting Professor of Master and Doctorate at the Institutes of Political Studies of Bordeaux (2004) and Paris (2017), as well as at the Universities of Barcelona and Complutense de Madrid, amongst many other universities in Spain.

He has given lectures as guest at the universities of Tubingen and Hamburg in Germany; Edinburgh, Loughborough and Oxford in the United Kingdom; Perpignan and Toulouse in France; Institute of Political Studies of Bucharest in Romania; State of Washington, UNU-NYC and Brown in the United States; Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico; San Martín Porres de Lima in Peru; Arturo Prat, Tarapacá and Santiago in Chile; Free universities and F.J. de Caldas in Bogotá, Colombia; and other institutions such as the Clingendael Institute in The Hague, the Netherlands; Center of Global Governance in Leuven, Belgium; PRIO Cyprus; ISCTE-Dinamia in Lisbon, Portugal; and the Institute of Political Studies of the International University of Rabat, Morocco.

He has promoted various decentralized cooperation agreements with several UN agencies and has been a collaborator of the Council of Europe in similar issues. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Diplomatica: Journal of Diplomacy and Society, Spanish Yearbook of International Law, Afers Internationals CIDOB, Diálogos de Saberes, Aldea Mundo and Cuadernos de Derechos Humanos.

Member of the International Studies Association, and of the European International Studies Association. He is also a member of Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations (AEPDIRI), being a member of its Executive Board from 2009 to 2013. He has also been a Steering Committee Member and Treasurer of the SGIR/ECPR from 2009 to 2013. He has completed as supervisor 17 Doctoral Theses. He was awarded in 2002 with the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Committee of UNICEF.

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