Ph.D. International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, (Faculty of Economics) University of London, 1995. Ph.D dissertation topic: Korea versus Korea: a case of contested legitimacy (an analysis of the diplomatic competition between the two rival Korean governments in the context of a changing international system and political economy from 1948-1994).
Masters Degree, Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1983. Thesis topic: South-South integration and Third World solidarity (2Oth century evolution of Third World solidarity up to New International Economic Order programme)
Bachelors Degree, Religious Studies (Summa cum laude), joint degree with Humanities, and International Studies, University of South Florida, 1980.
Reader in International Politics, Department of Politics, Newcastle University, 2001-2006; Senior Lecturer, International Politics, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1998-2001; Lecturer in International Politics, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1990-1998; Temporary Lecturer in Korean Politics, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1988-1990.
Present Employment: Professor of Development Studies, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, 1 August 2013- present.
Most Important Previous Employment Relationships:
Professor of Global Politics, Department of Politics, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, August 2006-July 2013.
Visiting Research Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, March 2002-July 2003.
Most Important Previous Visits Abroad:
Visiting Professor, Center of Excellence in Global Governance Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, October-December 2009 and August-September 2010.
Visiting Professor and Research Associate, Doctoral Programme in Development Studies, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, summer 2008.
Governing Council, International Studies Association, 2005-2006
Chair (and co-founder) Outstanding Public Scholar Award Committee, International Political Economy Section, International Studies Association, 2006-2010 (continuing member of award committee 2011-present)
Director, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2002-July 2003.
Programme Chair, International Political Economy Section, International Studies Association, 2002-3.
Executive Board of Directors, Globalization Research Network (research consortium comprised of University of California, Los Angeles; George Mason University; University of Hawaii at Manoa; University of South Florida) March 2002-July 2003.
Planning Board (and Fellow), Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1989-1994.
Most Important scientific acknowledgements and awards, memberships in science academies
Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, 2006-present
The Leverhulme Trust, Emerging Powers of the Global South International Network (F/00230/AP), 79,947 pounds sterling (co-initiator, and a PI of project administered at University of Sussex) “Research Network on Global Governance and the Emerging Global South” (Southgovnet.org) 2011-2014. A network comprising BRICS countries, UK and USA, including partners from University of Delhi, University of Sao Paolo, Fudan University, Shanghai, American University, Wellesley College, Durban (South Africa), and the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Moscow.
Faculty Research Excellence Framework Grant, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 5000 pounds sterling, 2010-11, “From Globalization to Cosmopolis”
Globalization Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2002-2003, US Department of Education, annual budget approximately 600,000 USD.
Economic and Social Research Council, UK, several small grants (up to 5000 pounds) to conduct field research in the Republic of Korea during the 1990s, on topics of democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, and labour.
Research leaderships and supervised doctoral dissertations
Founding Editor of Globalizations journal, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, March 2002-present, responsible commissioning editor for over 30 special issues of Globalizations 2004-2016, and 8 special issues 2017-2018.
Founding Editor of the Rethinking Globalizations book series, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, March 2002-present; commissioning editor for over 60 books published in the series to date.
Co-founding Editor of Review of International Political Economy, Routledge, Taylor and Francis1992-4.
Co-editor of 5 special issues of Third World Quarterly 1992-2016; Editor of 3 special issues in Globalizations, Editor of1 special issue in New Political Economy, and co-editor 1 special issue in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Chair (and co-founder), Standing Group on Third World Politics, European Consortium for Political Research, 1992-1994.
Chair (and co-founder) World Historical Systems theory sub-section, International Political Economy Section, International Studies Association, 1989-1992 (and continuing member to present)
Convenor-Chair, Newcastle Research Working Group on Globalization and the State, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1994-1997.
I have supervised 12 doctoral candidates to completion of the Ph.D. degree (Marshall, Moran, Dodgson, Sun, Song, Huang, Gray, Bailey, Alamuti, Thomas, Mackintosh, Patterson). All of these were doctorates awarded by Newcastle University, UK, with the exception of Patterson (Stirling, UK). I have supervised doctoral candidates continuously throughout my career since the early 1990s. A number of my former doctoral students are now professional academics, including Don Marshall (Barbados), Kevin Gray (UK), Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti (Iran) and Mark Bailey (China). I am currently supervising seven doctoral candidates in Development Studies at the University of Helsinki.
Editor-in-Chief, Globalizations journal, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, June 2014 Impact factor in JCR 0.918; the 2014 5-year Impact factor is 0.943. In 2015 Globalizations ranked 32/85 in International Relations and 33/95 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary. In 2015 there were 2,219 institutions with access and 66,714 full text downloads, in 2015 a total of 66 manuscripts were published (total of six issues per volume).
Editor-in-Chief of Rethinking Globalizations book series, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 63 titles in print.
Editoral Board member, Third World Quarterly, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 1992-present. 2014 Impact Factor: 0.981, ranking 35/55 Planning and Development (12 issues per volume).
Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1989-1994.
Core member of Global Economic History Network, and its predecessor the Global History group, at the Institute of Historical Studies, University of London, 1994-97.
External Advisor on research grants, Academy of Finland, Politics and Law, 2011.
External Reviewer: Marine Provinces Higher Education Commission, Canada, Doctoral programme in development Studies, 2011.
External Examiner, Birmingham University, UK, Politics and International Politics (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees- all degree programmes) 2008-2011.
BRICS Global Experts Group, member, Ufa, Russian Federation, 2014-present.
St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, Graduate Associate Member, 1984-85, Senior Associate Member, 1995-96.
Doctoral dissertation examiner. I have acted as external examiner for numerous universities, including Oxford, The London School of Economics, The School of Asian and African Studies (SOAS), Sheffield, Nottingham, Bath, Bristol, University College London, the University Technology Sydney (Australia), Limerick (Ireland) and Aalborg (Denemark). At the University of Helsinki I have acted as Custos of the PhD examination and public defense for 9 doctorates to date (Stochetti, Hänninen, Valkila, Ranta, Hakkarainen, Zeller, Metsola, Onodera, Meinicke). I have acted as member of the doctoral dissertation evaluation committee for 2 PhD examinations in Anthropology at the University of Helsinki (Kajanus, Tuominen) and as a pre-examiner for 1 doctoral thesis at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (Coker).
I have given guest lectures at a range of universities, including Oxford, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Oslo, Tromso, Delhi, Fudan, Wellesley College, Columbia University, Autonomous University of Madrid, and at Plekhanov, Kazan, Ufa, and Pensa universities in the Russian federation. I was an invited participant and speaker at the UNESCO Social Science Division and Ministry of Education of Mexico international conference on Rethinking development: Ethics and Social Inclusion, Mexico City, August 2011, and have lectured in the Critical Development Studies summer school at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico (two rounds). I organized and chaired the first international conference seminar of the Research Network on Global Governance and the Emerging Global South 8SouthGovnet), at Newcastle University, September 2011. I have most recently been invited as a member of a new international network and research group on Global Governance in the post 2015 World, which convened at City University New York, at the Ralph Bunche Institute, March, 2016 and is currently planning future research collaboration.
Scientific and Societal Impact of own research
I have in total some 80 publications. My work has been published in several languages, including Chinese, Turkish, Arabic, French, Dutch, Russian, and Spanish. I have been interviewed extensively in Russian media since 2011 (file-rf-ru) (www.iqso.ru) including television programmes. I was featured in a full page interview in the Wen Hui Daily, published in Shanghai, China, 23 December, 2013, discussing world system dynamics, globalization and the global financial and economic crisis. I have also been interviewed by the Polish journal Krytyka Polityczna on the global financial crisis (October 2011) and by the Iranian international news service (7 November 2011) on the European financial crisis. I have recorded a number of interviews discussing analysis of the global financial crisis and policy responses as Editor of Globalizations for podcast http://www.tandfonline.com/page/rglo-media