Just arrived: Welcome to our newest fellows!

Carolina Aguerre, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich


Three new research fellows recently joined our research groups Global cooperation and polycentric governance (Carolina Aguerre) and Pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation (Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn and Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich).

Carolina Aguerre has worked on digital policy and governance, both in academia and in policy environments (LACTLD, LACIGF, LACNIC, IGF) for more than fifteen years. She has led many regional initiatives on AI (artificial intelligence) regulatory frameworks (GUIA.ai) and Internet Governance (MIGLAC, DiGI) in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last three years. In Argentina she leads the Center for Technology and Society at the Universidad de San Andres (CETyS) where she is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences. She holds a Masters degree in Communication, Culture and Society from Goldsmiths College at the University of London and a PhD in Social Sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn's research largely investigates the role of emergent technologies, non-state actors and expert knowledge in contemporary global governance. His specific research focus considers evolving applications of big data and blockchain technologies at the intersections of global environmental, financial and security governance. After completing a Ph.D. in International Relations at McMaster University in Canada, Malcolm held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and taught at the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the editor of Bitcoin and Beyond: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains and Global Governance (Routledge, 2018) and author of Professional Authority After the Global Financial Crisis: Defending Mammon in Anglo-America (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017). Besides being a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, he is an Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at the Department of International Relations and International Organization at the University of Groningen.

Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich is a participatory advocate, who has spent most of her career as a consultant on public-private governance in the field of sustainable development. Her fieldwork in Vietnam resulted in significant empirical evidence and case studies, especially on the private sector, which she is keen to share with academics. In recent years she has mainly focused on climate change governance, given that Vietnam is considered one of the countries most affected by climate change. Her research interests address insights in public private partnerships (PPP) and their practical outcomes on climate change governance at local and global levels. Dinh Thi holds a PhD from the Institute of Public Governance at KU Leuven on the topic of PPP in practice: Contributing to conflict resolution in involuntary resettlement. She has been awarded the Jules Van den Heuvel Prize which honours non-European researchers for outstanding PhD theses in Social Sciences.

Carolina Aguerre, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn and Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich are going to conduct their research projects at the Centre until August 2021. We wish them a very productive and enjoyable stay at our Centre in Duisburg and look forward to a stimulating and engaging collaboration.