Professor of Political Science
Lund University

Areas of Expertise 
International Organizations, Multilateralism, Diplomacy, Global Governance, International Non-Governmental Organizations

Christer Jönsson is Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1995-97 he served as President of the Swedish Political Science Association, and in 1996-99 as President of the Nordic International Studies Association (NISA). He has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and a Fellow at the Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study. He has served on the editorial boards of International Organization as well as Global Governance. In addition to international organization, his research interests and publications range from negotiation theory and diplomacy to the role of transnational network and NGOs in global governance. He has contributed to the Sage Handbooks of International Relations (2002) and of Conflict Resolution (2009) as well as the Oxford Handbook on the United Nations. His most recent co-authored books are Organizing European Space (2000) and Essence of Diplomacy (2005) and Transnational Actors in Global Governance (2010).

Recent Publications
Christer Jönsson. The Opening Up of International Organizations: Transnational Access in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Christer Jönsson. “Classical Liberal Internationalism,” in Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson (eds) International Organization and Global Governance (2013)

Christer Jönsson. “Psychological Causes of Incomplete Negotiations,” in Guy Oliver Faure (ed.) Unfinished Business: Why International Negotiations Fail (Athens, GA & London: University of Georgia Press, 2012)

Christer Jönsson. “Global and Local Health Governance: Civil Society, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS,” Third World Quarterly 33 (2012).

Recent ACUNS Activity 
Past-Chair ACUNS Board of Director

John Holmes Memorial Lecture 2012: International Organizations at the Moving Public-Private Borderline

Christer Jönsson, “The ‘Transnational Turn’ in Multilateralism” ACUNS Newsleter (2011)

Updated July, 2014