Professorial Fellow
Research Interests 

External Relations of the European Union, in particular external trade and development policies, Europe’s global social role, EU democracy promotion, the EU in international institutions, and conceptual debates around Europe’s global role

European Union politics, in particular critical and normative perspectives

International trade and development policies


PhD EU External Relations, Ghent University

MA International Politics (summa cum laude), Ghent University

Ba Political Science (summa cum laude), Ghent University

Biographical Statement 

Jan Orbie is a part-time Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS. He is involved in the GREMLIN project on Global and Regional Multistakeholder Institutions, with specific attention for the involvement of civil society organisations in EU trade policies. .

He is also an Associate Professor in European Union (EU) External Relations at the Department of Political Science and at the Ghent Centre for Global Studies at Ghent University (Belgium). He teaches on Theories of European and Regional Integration, Discourse Analysis, EU External Relations and EU Trade Politics. Jan Orbie’s research concerns the external relations of the EU, with particular interest in critical and normative perspectives on EU external trade, social and development policies. He is also a member of the editorial board of the European Foreign Affairs Review.