New visiting PhD student

Welcome to Yf Reykers - a visiting PhD student from Belgium. His research focuses on the relationship between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and regional organisations in military operations.

19.09.2016 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Yf Reykers is a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). He conducts his research at the Leuven International and European Studies Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) and is a former visiting scholar at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University (USA). Before starting his research in October 2013, he worked two years as a teaching assistant.

His doctoral research focuses on the relationship between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and regional organisations in military operations. By taking a principal-agent perspective he studies UNSC-authorized military interventions, with a particular focus on the delegation to, and autonomy of organisations such as NATO and the EU. He has a particular interest in the NATO-led intervention in Libya (2011) and in the diplomatic negotiations preceding military interventions. He holds a BA in Political Sciences and a MSc in Comparative and International Politics from KU Leuven. Yf is currently finalizing his dissertation. He will be at Aarhus University until 12 November and you can find him in room 227.

*Personal KU Leuven webpage: https://soc.kuleuven.be/lines/staff/staff/00080258

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