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Professor Richard Bellamy


Visiting Professor

Richard Bellamy was educated at the University of Cambridge and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. After three years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford he went on to lectureships at Cambridge and Edinburgh and then to Chairs at the Universities of East Anglia, Reading, Essex and UCL, where he was appointed as the first Professor of Political Science, founding Head of the new Department and Director of the School of Public Policy in October 2005. He is currently the Director of UCL's new European Institute

He has held Visiting Fellowships at Nuffield College, Oxford; the EUI in Florence; Australia National University (ANU) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo. He was Academic Director of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) from 2002-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in 2002 and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2008. Richard is the Founding Chair of the Britain and Ireland Association of Political Thought and a member of the Politics and International Relations Panel, UK Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014. He is currently the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2012-2014 for a project on `A Republic of European States: Cosmopolitanism, Republicanism and the EU’, which he is working on with Dario Castiglione.

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