A Pleasant Surprise

Thursday 7 August 2014

Nick RenggerA University of St Andrews academic has been elected to one of Europe’s most prestigious and exclusive academies.

Professor Nicholas Rengger, who is currently the Head of School of International Relations, said it was a ‘very pleasant surprise’ to be offered membership of the Academia Europaea.

Professor Rengger’s research and teaching interests are spread across a wide range of fields including Social and Political Theory, Philosophy, Theology, and intellectual History – in addition to International Relations.

His scholarly reputation has most recently been recognized by the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs in New York, which awarded him a Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellowship in 2011.

He has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, and the University of Southern California, edited the leading UK academic journal of International relations, The Review of International Studies, between 2006 and 2010 and has served on the Executive of the British International Studies Association, the Governing Council of the International Studies Association and the Governing Council of the Royal Institute for International Affairs.

He has delivered invited talks, lectures and seminars around the world and has authored or edited ten books and over eighty articles and book chapters.

An eleventh book, Dealing in Darkness: The Anti-Pelagian Imagination in Political Theory and International Relations, is forthcoming from Routledge.

Professor Rengger said:

“It is, of course, a great privilege and honour to be elected a member of the Academia Europaea. The academy’s work in furthering European scholarly research – across all disciplines and between them – is second to none.

“I very much look forward to working with new colleagues in many disciplines to enhance and develop new scholarly initiatives in those areas in which the academy has chosen to focus, as well as my own”.

The academy, which has appointed over 2000 members from across Europe since it was established in 1988, aims to recognise those who have displayed scholarly eminence within their chosen fields.


Professor Rengger is available for comment at [email protected] or on +44 (0)1334 462941


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Contact Elliot Busby at [email protected] or on +44 (0)1334 462108

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