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Prof Rorden Wilkinson

Post:Professor of Global Political Economy (International Relations, International Development)
Other posts:Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation) (Vice-Chancellor's Office)
Location:ARTS C C327

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873791
International:+44 1273 873791

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Rorden is an international political economist specialising in international trade (especially the WTO), global governance, development, 'emerging' powers, least developed countries and small island states.  He is, among other things, co-editor (with Thomas G. Weiss) of International Organization and Global Governance.  He co-edits, also with Thomas G. Weiss, the Global Institutions series for Routledge. He was awarded the Johan Skytte International Manuscript Workshop Award for his 2014 book What’s Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix It.
Rorden currently serves as Vice President of the International Studies Association.  He is a member of the editorial board of the international public policy journal Global Governance, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the 2014 recipient of the International Studies Association Society for Women in International Political Economy (SWIPE) Mentoring Award.  He was previously Chair of the Department of International Relations and Deputy Head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex.  Before joining Sussex in 2014 he was Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Manchester, where he was based for 17 years.  He has held visiting positions at, among other institutions, the Watson Institute at Brown University, the Department of Political Science at Wellesley College, and the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.  
Rorden serves as an expert member of the Commonwealth Consultative Committee Expert Group on Trade, the Least Developed Countries IV Istanbul Programme of Action Monitor, and the World Economic Forum (WEF)/International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) E15 Initiative.  His most recent books--a co-authored work entitled Rethinking Global Governance and a second edition of the edited volume International Organization and Global Governance--will be published in 2018.


Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation)

Professor of Global Political Economy, Department of International Relations

Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory