Office location and correspondence address
The Europaeum
c/o St Antony’s College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6JF (UK)

General information
The Administrator, The Europaeum Office
office@europaeum.org
Telephone: +44(0)1865 284482

Please note that at present email is the most reliable way to reach us.

Trustee; Founder & Honorary Advisor to the Scholars Programme

Dr Andrew Graham

andrew.graham@balliol.ox.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Graham was Executive Chair of the Europaeum from 2017 to 2020, chairing both the Academic Council and the Executive Committee. He was the driving force in conceiving, implementing and raising the funding for the new Europaeum Scholarship Programme and now combines being a Trustee with being Honorary Consultant to the Programme. He is the former Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.

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, a Scott Trustee (which owns The Guardian and The Observer) and a Trustee of Reprieve. In 2001, he founded the Oxford Internet Institute and, in 2010, the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute.

Executive Chair

Dr Hartmut Mayer

hartmut.mayer@spc.ox.ac.uk

Dr Hartmut Mayer is an Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics and International Relations at St Peter’s College, Oxford. He is also Adjunct Professor in European and Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, as well as being Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford. 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 at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge. He received his doctorate in International Relations from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Since 2016 he has also taught International Relations for the Hong Kong Fellows’ Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government. He is also, in a freelance capacity, a Region Head Europe at the global consultancy, Oxford Analytica. From 2017 to 2020 he was Acting Director of the Europaeum.

Scholars Programme Director

Dr Tracey Sowerby

scholarsprogramme.director@europaeum.ox.ac.uk
Tel +44 1865 284480

Dr Tracey Sowerby is a historian of early modern politics and culture. She has published a monograph on Richard Morison (Henry VIII’s leading propagandist) and co-edited a collection of essays on early modern diplomatic practice. She has extensive experience of European universities and research institutes, especially via being Principal Investigator on an AHRC international research networking award (Textual Ambassadors) and a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture). She is also widely versed in academic administration and student counselling. 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.

Acting Programme Director, Core Activities

Dr Dimitar Bechev

events@europaeum.org
Tel +44 1865 284481

Dr Bechev currently acts as Programme Director (Core Activities). He is a Lecturer at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and holds a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe, and Region Head for Eastern Europe at Oxford Analytica, as well as being Research Director and Founder of the European Policy Institute (Sofia). Bechev is the author of Turkey under Erdogan (Yale University Press, 2022), Historical Dictionary of North Macedonia (Rowman, 2019), and Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Yale UP, 2017) as well as being co-editor of Russia Rising: Putin’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (Bloomsbury, 2021). He has also published numerous academic articles and policy reports.

His past positions include being lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and senior policy fellow and head of the Sofia office at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Bechev has held fellowships at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna; Harvard’s Center for European Studies; and the European Institute, London School of Economics. He contributes frequently to Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Politico Europe, and RFE/RL and his quotes have appeared in The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other major news outlets.

Michael Wright
Administrator

Michael Wright

office@europaeum.org or administrator@europaeum.org
Tel +44 1865 284482

Michael is the first point of contact for enquiries about the Europaeum. He is the hub of the Europaeum, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

Alumni & Communications Officer

Vanessa Hack

alumni@europaeum.org
Tel +44 1865 284483 (currently working from home)

Vanessa has a background in alumni relations and communications at Oxford University and beyond. Her role includes publicising events and preparing for the launch of the new Europaeum Alumni Programme. Alumni with information to share or queries about the alumni programme are encouraged to make contact.

Adrienne Cheasty
Public Policy Advisor

Adrienne Cheasty

Adrienne Cheasty has joined the Europaeum as Public Policy Advisor, following an Academic Visitorship at St Antony’s College, where she was a founding member of the European Political Economy Project (EuPep) in the European Studies Centre. She was previously at the IMF, most recently as Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, responsible for Europe. She established the IMF’s Climate Change Policy Assessment program. Research areas include euro area fiscal-financial architecture, financial crisis management, debt issues, measurement of the fiscal deficit, and financial aspects of climate change. She also served on the board of the International Public Sector Accounting Standard-setters (IPSASB), where she advocated for the development of standards covering environmental assets and liabilities. She was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Fiscal Sustainability and on Public Finance and Social Protection, and has taught at Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins.
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