Dr Andrew Graham is Executive Chair of the Europaeum and chairs both the Academic Council and the Executive Committee. He has been the driving force in conceiving, implementing and raising the funding for the new Europaeum Scholarship Programme. He is the former Master of Balliol College, Oxford. He is currently a Trustee of Reprieve, a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a consultant to Mammoth Screen Productions.
Earlier in his career he was, twice, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Economic Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, a Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Balliol, and for the academic year, 2012/13, Warden of Rhodes House. He was a Board Member of Channel 4 Television and a Scott Trustee (which owns the Guardian and the Observer). In 2001, he founded the Oxford Internet Institute and in 2010, the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute.
Dr Hartmut Mayer took up his new post on 1 October, 2017. He is an Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics and International Relations at St. Peter`s College, Oxford, and Adjunct Professor in European and Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna. He studied History, Politics and Drama at the Free University of Berlin before undertaking graduate studies in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College). He received his doctorate in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Hartmut is also the Director of the European Studies Centre (Oxford), a regular political consultant for Oxford Analytica and teaches at the Blavatnik School of Government.
Tracey Sowerby is the Europeaum Scholars Programme Director and Academic Director (Oxford) of MA History & Civilisation. A historian of early modern politics and culture, she has published a monograph on Richard Morison (Henry VIII’s leading propagandist) and has co-edited a collection of essays on early modern diplomatic practice. She was PI on an AHRC international research networking award (Textual Ambassadors) and a BARSEA (Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture). Her current research centres on the history of early modern diplomacy with particular interests in institutional change, cross-confessional diplomacy, and the role of culture in international communication.
Dr. Paul Flather studied at Balliol College, Oxford. He was Secretary–General of the Europaeum from 2000 to 2017, and continues as Special Projects Director (from 2018) He has been Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford since 2011 and was formerly a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He has worked with dissident movements in Central Europe in the 1980s, and with cultural and race equality groups in the UK, and was on the Jan Hus Educational Foundation. He was the founding Secretary-General of the Central European University (1990-1994) originally set up in Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw by George Soros, and subsequently Director of International and External affairs for Oxford University (1994-2000). He has worked as a journalist, including at the BBC, Times Newspapers, served as Deputy Editor of the New Statesman and was a publicly elected member on the London Council, responsible for post-school education across the city. His research work is on Indian political development since Independence. He has chaired the Noon Education Foundation since 2000, and is on the editorial board of The Roundtable. He has published numerous articles and contributes to edited volumes on education, ethics, politics and corruption.