International Professional Fora:

A study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance

International Professional Fora:

A study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance

Professor George Christou


George Christou studied for his first degree in Economics and Public Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University.


He went on to complete his Masters degree in International Studies, a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and a PhD in Political Science, all at the University of Sheffield. George joined the Department in August 2005.

He has previously worked at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in European Politics (2001-2003). He was a Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University on the ESRC project 'European Regulation of Internet Commerce' (2003-2004), resulting, amongst other outputs, in the presentation of findings to a symposium of EU and Member State policy-makers (Oct 2004) and the publication of a research monograph, 'The New Electronic Market Place: European Governance Strategies in a Globalising Economy' (Edward Elgar, 2007). George also spent time as a Research Associate at the Centre for Public Policy, Northumbria University, undertaking various 'Governance' related projects (2004-2005), including a study 'E-Channels Service Delivery Take-up' for the Department of Work and Pensions, findings of which were delivered in the form of 'Policy Report' and oral presentation to DWP policy makers in February 2005.

George has worked as part of a Warwick team (led by Prof. Stuart Croft) on a three year EU funded FP7 project on the European Union as a Global-Regional Actor in Peace and Security (EU-GRASP) (ENDED January 2012). He also worked on the EU funded FP7 project Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR: EEN) project (ENDED February 2015), directed by Prof Shaun Breslin. and was Leader of Work Pakage 4 on 'Security and Human Rights'. Furthermore he was involved in the NATO-ACT funded Project PREDICT (Projections and Relevant Effects of Demographic Implications, Changes, and Trends) in partnership with University of Bologna, Italy, as PaIS Lead Scientist (, and the ESRC/DSTL project 'Science and Security: Research Impact and Co-Production of Knowledge' (as Co-I) (March 1013-March2015).

His current and upcoming projects include:

European Commission H2020 Funded Project: Development of a European Resilience Guideline (RESILIENS). Senior Research Fellow, WP1 (led by Prof. Jon Coaffee) (May 2015-May 2018)

ESRC funded project with University of Exeter (Dr Alison Harcourt as PI) and University of Salford (Prof.Seamus Simpson as Co-I) on ‘International Professional Fora: A study in civil society participation in Internet Governance’ (Co-I) (1 Sept 2015-1 Sept 2018)

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  • Position:: Co-Investigator