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mary-120-x-145 Director
2015–2018
Mary Farrell is a Professor in International Relations at the University of Plymouth. She was previously Reader in European and International Politics, and Jean Monnet Chair in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Greenwich (London, UK), where she was programme leader for the MA International Relations. She was educated in Ireland, and received her PhD from London School of Economics. She has extensive experience of teaching in universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia, with a particular focus on global governance, development studies, comparative regionalism, and the role of the United Nations in peace and security.Professor Farrell is an international expert on the inter-connection between global and regional governance systems, and is currently working on a research project addressing the place of Africa in the international system. She has published widely on issues relating to international development policy, the role of international organizations in global governance, inter-regional cooperation and Africa-EU relations, and the European Union in the United Nations. She is a participant in several international research projects and networks, and acts as a consultant to the European Commission and national scientific bodies on research funding evaluation and project reviews.