Kent Kille

Associate Professor of Political Science;
Chair, The College of Wooster

Bob Reinalda

Senior Researcher,
Radboud University Nijmegen

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The IO BIO Project is designed to create a biographical dictionary (virtual and in print format) with short biographies of Secretaries-General

(SGs), or other executive heads with different titles, of International Organizations (IOs). ACUNS members are encouraged to engage with

the project, through writing entries in their IO area of expertise and accessing the initial set of biographies that are already available on the project’s website. Those attending the next ACUNS Annual Meeting (June 2013 in Lund, Sweden) may meet the Editors, who will present the paper “Secretary-General Leadership in Global Governance: Perspectives from the IO BIO Project.” Website:

Bob Reinalda, Background
Bob Reinalda (1947) studied Political Science and Social History at the University of Amsterdam (1966-1973). He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands (1981). In 1994 he stayed at the American University in Washington DC and participated in the Summer Institute on the American Political System set up by American University and the American Political Science Association APSA. At Radboud University Nijmegen he was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Political Science (1973-2010). As a Senior Researcher he is a member of the Institute for Management Research IMR of the Nijmegen School for Management NSM and a Senior Member of the Netherlands Institute of Government NIG (the Dutch Research School for Public Administration and Political Science). Between 1993 and 2007 he also was a staff member of the American Studies Department, where he lectured on American Foreign Policy. As an Erasmus exchange teacher he has lectured on international organizations at the Institut d’Études Politiques IEP in Grenoble, France, since 2004. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Political Science Education JPSE and Brood en Rozen, published by AMSAB in Ghent, Belgium. He is co-editor of a Dutch and an international biographical dictionary: respectively, BWSA and IO BIO. Presently he is editing the Routledge Handbook of International Organization (to be published in May 2013). He is a member of the Dutch Political Science Association NKWP, the American Political Science Association APSA, the International Political Science Association IPSA, the International Studies Association ISA and the History of International Organizations Network HION. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the IPSA Research Committee 33 on the Study of Political Science as a Discipline. He is a member-at-large of the Executive Committee  of the ISA IO Section and chairs the Award Committee of the Lawrence S. Finkelstein Award of the ISA IO Section. Heidi Hardt was the winner in 2012; the 2013 winner will be announced at the ISA in San Francisco on 5 April.

Kent Kille, Background
Kent J. Kille is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at The College of Wooster. Dr. Kille is an expert on international organization leadership, including authoring From Manager to Visionary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and serving as editor of and contributor to The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and Religion in International Leadership (Georgetown University Press, 2007). His current work in this area, with Dr. Bob Reinalda, is focused on constructing a Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries-General of International Organizations. Comparisons and connections between the United Nations and regional organizations are drawn in journal articles appearing in Global Governance, Journal of International Organization Studies, and Political Psychology.  In the area of peace studies, he is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Peace Studies, served as Special Editor for and contributor to the special issue “Putting the Peace Tools to Work: Essays in Honor of Chadwick F. Alger,” and has written review essays on peace for International Politics and Ethics & International Affairs.  His work on active teaching and learning has been widely published and in 2010, along with his colleagues Matthew Krain and Jeffrey Lantis, Kille was awarded the International Studies Association’s Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award in recognition of efforts to develop, test, and disseminate innovative ways of teaching international relations and engagement in internationalizing the dialogue about active teaching and learning approaches.

Recorded on March 2013