Teaching Undergraduate Seminars: 12 Pieces of Advice

Concluding my second year of teaching at King’s College London made me think about what worked well and not so well in my seminars. To make sense of the dos and don’ts of teaching and hopefully provide some useful advice to other seminar leaders, this post summarises twelve quick takeaways. Although most of these insights…

Unfolding Research

I’m happy that after a lot of work we are finally able to officially launch the project website for Unfolding Research. Unfolding Research aims to discover and curate a set of easily accessible problem-solving strategies tailored to the needs of PhD students and early-career researchers. These strategies are the result of a long process of…

Diplomacy at the WTO: The General Council

I am currently extending and analysing my dataset on diplomatic interactions in the World Trade Organization (WTO). This post takes a brief look at the General Council, the highest decision-making body of the WTO. Just as 22 other WTO bodies, all minutes of the General Council are included in my dataset. An earlier post mapped…

Unpacking the Terms of Trade: Book Review Published

The World Trade Review just published my review of “The Language of World Trade Politics: Unpacking the Terms of Trade” edited by Klaus Dingwerth and Clara Weinhardt. It is a well written book that sheds light on an area of trade policy-making that is usually ignored. I posted the first page below, you can find…

Drawing Multilateralism: Everyday Diplomacy in the World Trade Organization

The essence of diplomacy is communicating and promoting national interests on the world stage. But how is this accomplished in practice? Who talks to whom? How regularly? And with what effect? The diplomatic exchanges in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have kept trade flowing and growing since the organisation’s creation in 1995. The WTO’s multilateral…

Trade and Investment Law Reading Group

I am currently co-organising a reading group at King’s College London that bridges international political economy and international trade and investment law.