School of Transnational Governance

Three new STG Chairs to focus on global south, health and law

Professors Kenneth Amaeshi, Emma Lees and Adam Kamradt-Scott will join the STG in September 2021 as Chairs focusing on the global south, transnational law and public health respectively.

13/07/2021 | News

The three professors will support the further development of the School of Transnational Governance (STG) which was founded in 2017 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. 

“Adam, Emma and Kenneth have a proven track-record of innovative teaching and programme development. They also have extensive international networks in different public policy domains. Together with the other faculty members we will continue to grow the School of Transnational Governance as a centre of excellence in the training of current and future leaders,” said Prof Alexander Stubb, Director of the STG.

Each of the new professors brings in a wealth of experience in a specific policy field.

Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi focuses on research and teaching on sustainable finance and governance in the global South, and the African continent in particular. Amaeshi joins the STG from the University of Edinburgh.  

Kenneth Amaeshi said: “The School of Transnational Governance offers a strong platform to explore sustainable finance and governance in Europe and the global south – especially in African, Asian, and Latin-American countries. There is much to be learned about governance experiences around the world, and I look forward to contributing to a better understanding through research, teaching, as well as via policy and industry engagement.”  

Prof Emma Lees’ research in land and environmental law zooms in on issues like waste, contaminated land and habitats’ protection. Lees is currently reader at the University of Cambridge. “I am really looking forward to joining the School of Transnational Governance and exploring issues around transnational law with students, fellows and colleagues,” explained Emma Lees. “My area of particular interest - the environment and climate change – is and will continue to be one of the biggest challenges we face over the coming century. I can’t think of a better place than the EUI for me to face up to this challenge.”

Prof Adam Kamradt-Scott specialises in global health security and international relations. Kamradt-Scott is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated how global public health is intimately connected to national health systems, to economies and the broader society. I'm excited to join the STG to build a programme that helps develop future leaders with multidisciplinary expertise so we can build a better, healthier and more equitable world," said Adam Kamradt-Scott.

With the three new arrivals, the STG now has eight full-time Chairs, as well as a number of part-time professors


Meet the Chairs:

Biography Kenneth Amaeshi

Biography Emma Lees

Biography Adam Kamradt-Scott

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