Stephen Woolcock received his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Brighton Polytechnics, an M.A. in European Governmental Studies from the University of Edinburgh and obtained a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He was Paul Henri Spaak Fellow at Harvard University in 1983-84.He is Associate Research Fellow at the Comparative Regional Integration Studies Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges. He is also Programme Director for the Masters in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics, where he teaches international political economy, the political economy of international trade and economic diplomacy. He also heads the LSE’s International Trade Policy Unit, which coordinates research on trade topics, runs training programmes for practitioners and organises seminars that bridge the gap between academic research on trade and policy. His previous posts included Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (1988-94) and Deputy Director for international affairs and the Confederation of British Industry (1985-1988). He has worked as consultant and advisor to a number of international organisations including the EU and national governments. His research interests include: international trade policy; regional integration; economic diplomacy (including in particular European economic diplomacy).