Professorial Fellow
Biographical Statement 

Dries Lesage is Associate Professor of Globalisation and Global Governance at Ghent University. There he chairs the Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS). Dries Lesage has been working with UNU-CRIS on global tax collaboration in relation to development and the Sustainable Development Goals, including a fruitful international seminar in January 2019, a UNU-CRIS Working Paper (2019) and a forthcoming edited book (all co-organised and co-authored with Leiden University’s Prof. Irma Mosquera and Ghent University’s Dr. Wouter Lips).

Dries Lesage holds a Master in Political Science (1998) and a PhD in Political Science (2002, Ghent University). He teaches Globalisation and Global Governance, Theories of International Relations and History of World Politics (1815-present) at Ghent University. He also teaches International Relations Theory in the Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences, jointly organised by Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His current research interests include key trends and reforms in the multilateral architecture, global tax governance (including regional tax organisations) and Turkish politics. Publications include Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions (Palgrave, 2015, with Thijs Van de Graaf) and ‘The BRICs and International Tax Governance : The Case of Automatic Exchange of Information’ in New Political Economy (2020, with Wouter Lips and Mattias Vermeiren).