Jan Orbie is a Professor in the rank of senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. As a co-director of the Centre for EU Studies, he plays an active role in research and teaching on EU politics at Ghent University.
His research and teaching focus on the ‘soft’(trade, development, social) dimensions of EU external relations and on the EU’s role as a civilian/normative power.
He has published articles on these topics in various books and in journals. In addition, he has recently edited two books on EU trade and development politics (with Gerrit Faber,Routledge, 2007 and 2009), one book on European external policies (Ashgate, 2008), and one book on Europe’s global social policies (Routledge, 2008) and special issues of the European Foreign Affairs Review (2009, 2011), Res Publica (2008, 2) and the Journal of Contemporary European Research (2013, forthcoming).
More information on his publications can be found at his webpage: