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The STG welcomes Professors Trine Flockhart and Alain Lempereur

The Florence School of Transnational Governance is delighted to welcome Trine Flockhart and Alain Lempereur as full-time professors.

25 January 2024

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The two professors will contribute a wealth of expertise to the school in the field of governance, on topics such as global security, responsible negotiation and leadership, the state of the world order, and conflict resolution.

Professor Trine Flockhart takes up the Chair in Security Studies at the Florence School of Transnational Governance. She is currently on leave from the University of Southern Denmark, where she was a Professor of International Relations, Chair of Social Science at the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies (D-IAS) and Co-Director of the Center for War Studies.

Flockhart’s current research focuses on global order and processes of change and transformation, the crisis in the liberal international order, NATO and transatlantic relations, ontological security, constructivism, English School theory, and resilience.

Reacting to her appointment, Professor Tine Flockhart says: “I am delighted to be starting as Chair of Security Studies at the Florence School of Transnational Governance. My research area is on the transformation of the international system, which I believe is what we are currently witnessing and the reason why the world feels so insecure and turbulent.”

Professor Flockhart’s teaching and research at STG will focus on security and governance in times of global transformation.

Flockhart leads a research project supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark for Social Sciences. The project, titled "Anticipating Governance in a Multi-Order World," aims to unravel the workings of multiple spheres of influence. This involves a close look at how resilience-governance plays out within and among different global orders—the US-led liberal order, the Chinese-led Belt and Road Order, the Russian-led Eurasian order, and newer transnational setups. The project investigates the potential for transnational and multi-order governance across three critical areas: autonomous weapons, global health, and climate change.

Professor Alain Lempereur is the new Chair of Leadership and Negotiation at the Florence School of Transnational Governance.

For the UN Global Executive Leadership Initiative, he runs LEARN, the “Leaders’ Engagement As Responsible Negotiators” hybrid programme, which he designed for senior humanitarian leaders and delivers worldwide with his Florence STG team in regional hubs. Lempereur also teaches negotiation and leadership in the school’s master’s and executive training programmes.

About his work, Professor Alain Lempereur says: “Responsible leadership can be a vehicle to support projects we all have at heart, such as a thriving European Union, a revived democracy, strong climate action, and a more peaceful and just world. I look forward to working with the EUI community and beyond on responsible leadership and negotiations.”

Lempereur is executive committee member and affiliate faculty of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School; and on leave as the Alan B. Slifka Tenured Chair Professor in Conflict Resolution and former director of the Coexistence Program at Brandeis University. He volunteers as a board member for The PON-supported Negotiation Strategies Institute for Israeli and Palestinian leaders. He supported reconciliation programs in the African Great Lakes Region. He also worked for Forward Thinking in Gaza and the West Bank and for women leaders through the Karama Network and the EVE leadership programme.

Full bios Trine Flockhart.

Full bios Alain Lempereur.

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