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Louise Fawcett elected to Belgian Royal Academy

St Catherine’s is delighted to announce that Fellow, Professor Louise Fawcett, has been elected to the Belgian Royal Academy (Académie Royale de Belgique) as an Associate Member of the Class of Letters and Moral and Political Sciences. This was in recognition of her contribution to the comparative and theoretical studies of regional and global governance, the history of the Cold War and the international relations of the Middle East.

Professor Fawcett says of her election ‘I was very sorry, that due to the current circumstances, I was unable to attend the ceremony in person, but I am delighted and honoured that my academic work – particularly my work on comparative regionalism – has been recognised in Brussels, Belgium, the institutional heart of the European Union and source of inspiration for regional projects around the world’.

Louise Fawcett is a Professor of International Relations, and has been the Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics at St Catz since 1995. She was the Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations until September 2020, and is the chair of the international advisory board of the Bruges-based United Nations University Centre for Regional Integration Studies. Her research focuses on the history, politics and international relations of developing countries and international organisations.

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