Pauline Ravinet is Assistant Professor in Political Science at CERAPS, University Lille, France and an associate fellow at the CSO, Sciences Po. Her research focuses on the emergence and governance of the European Higher Education Area, and, more generally, European knowledge policies. Her dissertation won the Prize for best PhD in Public Policy of the Association Française de Science politique for her thesis on genesis of the Bologna process, defended atSciences Po in 2007. During 2008-2009, she researched European governance mechanisms in education, higher education and research at the Université Libre de Bruxelles from a comparative perspective, and in a Franco-Norwegian project together with Åse Gornizka and Meng-Hsuan Chou. She is the co-editor of the best-selling Dictionnaire des politiques publiques (2004, 2006, 2010, translated into Spanish, Romanian, Russian, and Chinese), and authored articles and chapters on the Bologna Process and EU policies in different refereed journals and edited books. Together with Meng-Hsuan, she is now working on a research project on “Higher Education Regionalism” (2014-2018), comparing higher education regional initiatives in Europe, Asia, and Africa; as well as researching Science Diplomacy interfaces and actors within the H2020 Consortium S4D4C led by the Center for Social Innovation in Vienna; and exploring the recomposition of Higher education cooperation in the context of Globalisation in her on going habilitation research.
Mitchell Young is an Assistant Professor in the department of European Studies at Charles University in Prague where he teaches courses on EU policies, comparative political economy, and European economic integration. His research focuses on knowledge governance and science policies, particularly the public management, policy tools, and institutional context of research and its evaluation in the EU. He is a work package leader for the Horizon 2020 project Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges (S4D4C) and is a co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Knowledge Politics and Policies. He holds a Ph.D. in Area Studies from Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, an M.A. from University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Williams College.