Distinguished academic Professor Hussein Kassim is an Oxford man, having studied PPE at New College and completed an MPhil and DPhil at Nuffield College. He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, New York University, the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is a member of the ‘Connecting Excellence on European Governance’ (Connex) network, the Transformation and Sustainability of European Political Order (Eurotrans) based at ARENA, University of Oslo, and the Observatoire des Institutions Européennes at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes, Sciences Po Paris, and is a founder of the London EU Group. Since 2005, he has been Political Science Mentor in the ESRC Competition Policy Centre at University of East Anglia. He is a visiting professor in Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.
He has completed projects on the EU and preference formation and was convener of an ESRC Research Seminar, ‘Modelling Political Accountability: Principal-Agent in Government and Politics’ (with Peter John, Bill Tompson and Catherine Waddams). He is currently working on projects on the Europeanization of air transport (with Handley Stevens), EU coordination (with Anand Menon and Guy Peters), coordination in the new member states (with Vesselin Dimitrov), the EU and policy instruments (with Patrick le Galès), and EU competition policy. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the EU and undergraduate units on Britain and Europe and International Organizations.