Expertise: International relations, change and innovation in diplomatic structures, changing models of diplomatic representation; global governance.
Brian Hocking is Senior Visiting Fellow at Clingendael, working on the Diplomatic Studies Programme. His research is particularly concerned with the interaction between domestic and international forces in the conduct of foreign and foreign economic policy and the impact of globalisation on the nature and organisation of diplomacy. Current projects relate to innovation in diplomacy, including multi-stakeholder models, global governance and the interaction between business, NGOs and governmental agencies civil society in trade diplomacy.
He is Professor of International Relations at Loughborough University, United Kingdom, and has taught at universities in Australia, the USA and Europe. He has close working links with institutions working in the field of foreign policy and diplomacy and is Co-Director at the Centre for the Study if International Governance. He has organized and participated in a large number of international conferences. He is Associate Editor of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.