Alasdair Young, Ph.D.

Professor and Co-Director for the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies

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  • School of International Affairs
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Alasdair Young is Professor of International Affairs.  He co-directs the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. He held a Jean Monnet Chair (2012-15) and received the Ivan Allen College’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 2015.  Beyond Georgia Tech, he is co-editor of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies and was chair of the European Union Studies Association (USA) (2015-17).   Before joining Georgia Tech in 2011 he taught at the University of Glasgow in the UK for 10 years.  Prior to that he held research posts at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and the University of Sussex, outside Brighton in the UK.

Alasdair has written four books, including The New Politics of Trade: Lessons from TTIP (Agenda Publishing, 2018) and  Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics with John Peterson (Edinburgh) (Oxford University Press, 2014). He has edited 13 other volumes, including Triangular Diplomacy among the European Union, the United States and the Russian Federation: Responses to Crisis in Ukraine with Vicki Brichfield (PalgraveMacmillan, 2018); the seventh edition of Policy-Making in the European Union with Mark Pollack and Helen Wallace (Oxford University Press, 2015) and a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy on the European Union as a global regulator (Vol. 22/9, 2015). He has published more than a dozen articles -- including in Global Environmental Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics -- and written more than 30 book chapters.  He was editor of the British Political Studies Association journal POLITICS (2006-11) and the JCMS Annual Review of the European Union (2006-8).   He has performed consultancy work for the American and British governments and for the European Commission. 

  • DPhil, University of Sussex
  • MIA, Columbia University
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania