Prof. Dr. Richard Higgott, PhD, FRSA, FAcSS is Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS in the Unit on Non-traditional Diplomacy (UNTRAD), and Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). Higgott has been National Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, President of the Australasian Political Science Association and Vice President of the USA International Studies Association. A former Fulbright Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, he is an elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences
He is also Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick where he founded and directed the the UK/ESRC Centre for Globalisation and Regionalisation. He is currently working on an H2020 project on European cultural and science diplomacy. He has been Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian National University and Professor of Government at the University of Manchester. Between 2006 and 2014 he held senior administrative appointments as Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at Warwick and as Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University in Western Australia.