Professor of Politics and International Studies
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Diane wrote an Op-Ed for The Conversation on the War of Ideas at Central European University and Illiberal Democracy in Hungary. Read it Here
Diane is co-editing with Agnes Batory and Andrew Cartwright a new book: Policy Experiments, Failure and Innovations: Beyond Accession in Central and Eastern Europe (Edward Elgar 2017).
Diane is co-editing with Kim Moloney an Oxford Handbook on Global Policy and Transnational Administration (OUP 2018).
On the LSE's Evidence Blog, Diane co-authored with Hartwig Pautz and Marcos Gonzalez Hernando a blog Think tanks can transform into the standard-setters and arbiters of quality of 21st century policy analysis
Diane was elected as a fellow to the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in November 2012. Read more here
Diane Stone is a Professor in PAIS where she has been based since January 1996. She is on research leave with the European Commission's Horizon 2020 ELCSID consortium running from 2016-19 headquarted at VUB in Brussels
From December 2010 she has split her time in Australia and is currently a Centenary Professor in the Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.
From 2004-08, she was appointed the Foundation Professor of Public Policy and a European Commission Marie Curie Chair at the Central European University in Budapest where she subsequently retained visiting positions including co-chairing the committee that lead to the establishment of the School of Public Policy.
In 2012 she was elelcted as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
She has taught at the Australian National University where she gained her Masters (1989) and PhD (1994) degrees in Political Science and International Relations, at the University of
During 1999, she worked in the World Bank Institute in Washington DC.
Other positions have included:
Vice President, International Public Policy Association, 2014 – continuing.
Board member, Think Tank Fund, Network of the Open Society Foundations, March 2012 – December 2015.
Member of Council, Overseas Development Institute, 2001-2012.
- Steering Committee member (formerly Chair), Researchers Alliance for Development (RAD) 2004-2010.
- Member, International Advisory Council, Policy Studies Organization, Washington DC. 2005-2011
- Member, Governing Body, Global Development Network, 2000-04.
- Co-Editor, Global Governance: A Journal of Multilateralism and International Organization 2005-08.
At CEU she designed and convened a European consortium for a dual MA degree in public policy for which she secured Erasmus Mundus scholarship funding from the European Commission.
At the University of Warwick, she designed the MA Public Policy in PAIS launched in September 2011.
From 2005-2010 she was convenor of the post/doctoral workshops on the World Bank and other international organisations organised in conjunction with the World Bank and on one occasion with the World Trade Organisation. These events often coincided with the World Bank's Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics.
Her main research interests focus on: conceptual frameworks of global public policy; the World Bank and development; new modalities of diplomacy; think tanks; global knowledge networks and transnational science; philanthropic foundations and global policy partnerships.
As a doctoral supervisor, Diane welcomes PhD applicants working in these areas.