Alumni round-up

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Alumni Round-up lists all the news we have received from our alumni in the past month, organised by matriculation year.



Thomas Lawton (SPS 1991-1995) writes that he recently moved from EMLYON Business School in France to take up the Chair in Strategy and International Management and Directorship of the Centre for International Management Practice at the Open University Business School. He retains an Affiliate Professor position at EMLYON and is also Visiting Professor of International Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the USA. 


Marc de Bourcy (LAW 1996-1997 ) has  been appointed Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at Embassy of Luxembourg to Cape Verde and Representative of Luxembourg’s Development Cooperation in Cape Verde.

Nadia Hashmi (SPS 1996-2003) writes to report that following fellowships at NYU and Bristol University, she joined the UK Diplomatic service. She has been posted in London and Malaysia, and is currently at the British embassy in Turkey.

Ciaran O’Scea (HEC 1996-2007) has curated an exhibition that is  currently running in the Archivo General de Simancas, Spain on the ‘Irish and the Spanish Monarchy (1529-1800)’ . 


Gerben Bakker (HEC 1997-2001), senior lecturer in economic history and accounting at the London School of Economics, has won the Ralph Gomory Prize at the 2013 Business History Conference (BHC) in the United States.

The $5,000 prize, which is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was awarded by the BHC for the best article published in 2011 and 2012 that examines the impact of business enterprise on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate.

The prize was awarded for Gerben’s article Trading facts: Arrow’s fundamental paradox and the origins of global news networks.


Frank Foley (SPS 2004 -2008) has been appointed Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His book, Countering Terrorism in Britain and France: Institutions, Norms and the Shadow of the Past, the revised version of his EUI PhD thesis, has been published by Cambridge University Press. Launched on 1 May at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in London, the book proposes a novel theoretical framework for understanding state responses to terrorism and has been endorsed by Peter Katzenstein of Cornell University as “a major scholarly study in a field too often predisposed to quick policy analysis.”


Adrian Brisku (HEC 2005-2009) announces that his book Bittersweet Europe: Albanian and Georgian Discourses on Europe, 1878-2008  will be out in August 2013.

Valentina Vadi (LAW 2005-2009) has been appointed an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, at New York University.


Ilse Josepha Lazaroms (HEC 2006-2010) has been awarded a Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild Foundation) Visiting Fellowship in Jewish Studies in Jerusalem for the academic year 2013–14, as well as the Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship from the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.