The Centre of Expertise for Global Governance aims to find out what is exactly happening within and between governing bodies and the actors that take part in them. We look at the interplay of new and traditional actors within the ‘grey zones’ of operation between international, national, regional, local and non-territorial players.
The age of globalization has left us with a world marked by increasing political complexity and cross-border issues. Governance structures on all levels are transforming. New actors have joined the stage and change traditional routines, creating new opportunities and challenges for participation and cooperation. New solutions are being developed to tackle new, contemporary demands.
Our centre combines three research groups at The Hague University of Applied Sciences: The Changing role of Europe (CRoEU), UN studies in Peace and Justice (UNPJ) and Multilevel Regulation (MLR). Each from its own perspective, we seek to enhance the understanding of the way in which contemporary governance structures are organized, changing and, importantly, how these changes affect the general public as well as (future) professionals. Our shared perspective enables us to obtain better ‘grip’ on what is happening within and between governance structures, identifying the road ahead for regained trust in public authority.
dr. Sylvia Bergh
dr. Mendeltje van Keulen
dr. Barbara Warwas
Remmelt de Weerd
Manager Centre of Expertise
Research Group Coordinator
dr. Sylvia Bergh
Dr. Sylvia I. Bergh is senior researcher at the Centre of Expertise on Global Governance at THUAS. She completed both her D.Phil. in Development Studies and her M. Phil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford, having obtained an M.A. in Arabic and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). Sylvia has a keen interest in multi-level governance issues, and has published widely on state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa region, including The Politics of Development in Morocco: Local Governance and Participation in North Africa (I.B. Tauris, 2017), and edited the book The Redeployment of State Power in the Southern Mediterranean: Implications of Neoliberal Reforms for Local Governance (London: Routledge, 2013). Before her academic career, Sylvia worked at the World Bank, both in the President’s Office in Washington DC and in the Morocco Country Office. She also regularly teaches and consults on evaluations of development projects and programs, and combines her position at THUAS with a part-time position as Associate Professor in Development Management and Governance at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (focusing on PhD supervision).
dr. Mendeltje van Keulen
Mendeltje van Keulen is lector Changing role of Europe since 1 January 2018. She has a PhD and MA European Public Administration (College of Europe, Bruges; EUI Florence, University of Twente). Her dissertation focused on the effects of EU policy shaping by the Dutch government in the field of natural gas and biotechnology. She worked as a (senior) research fellow for the Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘ Clingendael’, the WRR (Scientific Council for Government Policy) and various ministries. As team leader of the parliamentary EU staff in the Dutch parliament, she gained abundant practical experience in processes of Europeanisation and change management. Mendeltje van Keulen regularly publishes and teaches on European policy making for students and email@example.com
Alanna O’Malley is Professor of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University. She completed a PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence from 2007-2012. In 2009, she was a Visiting Scholar at New York University, in Spring 2017 a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow at the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney and from August 2017-February 2018 she was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the History Department of George Washington University in Washington D.C. In 2019 she was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her new research project 'Challenging the Liberal World Order from Within, The Invisible History of the UN and the Global South.firstname.lastname@example.org