Andrew F. Cooper is Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science, and Director of The Centre for the Study on Rapid Global Change, University of Waterloo, Canada. His specific areas of expertise are global governance; the proliferation of regional institutionalism; conventional and unconventional diplomacy; summit forums including the G20 and the BRICS; as well as the reshaping of the international hierarchy. This specialized focus allows him to write in a substance fashion on a variety issues of global salience—with a particular interest where diplomacy intersects with global governance. He has also gained expertise and a reputation for commenting on the unconventional side of global politics.
Among his books include: as author, Celebrity Diplomacy (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishing, 2007); Tests of Global Governance: Canadian Diplomacy and United Nations World Conferences (Tokyo: UNUP, 2004); In Between Countries: Australia, Canada and the Search for Order in Agricultural Trade (Montreal/ Kingston: MQUP, 1998); and Canadian Foreign Policy: Old Habits and New Directions (Scarbrough, ON: Prentice-Hall, 1997); as co-author, Intervention Without Intervening? OAS and Democracy in the Americas (New York: Palgrave, 2006) and Relocating Middle Powers: Australia and Canada in a Changing World Order (Vancouver: UBC Press/University of Melbourne Press, 1993); and as co-editor, The Diplomacies of Small States: Between Vulnerability and Resilience (London: Palgrave, 2009); Emerging Powers in Global Governance: Lessons from the Heiligendamm Process (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008); Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart? (London, Palgrave, 2008); Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); Canada Among Nations 2005; 2006 (MQUP, 255/06); Reforming from the Top: A Leaders' 20 Summit (Tokyo: UNUP, 2005); and, International Commissions and the Power of Ideas (Tokyo: UNUP, 2005).
He has published in a wide variety of academic/policy journals ranging from International Organization, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, International Interactions, International Journal, Political Science Quarterly, Global Governance, Third World Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Democracy, Latin American Politics and Society, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Commonwealth Politics and Comparative Politics, Global Society, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of European Integration, New Political Economy.
In The News:
April 2, 2009 -- Interviewed by Fox Business News about the G-20 Meeting.
March 26, 2009 -- Quoted in Politico piece on The evolution of celebrity diplomacy.
March 13, 2009 -- Interviewed on Al Jazeera English about celebrities and their popular support for Buddhism and the Tibet Cause.
January 17, 2009 -- Andrew F. Cooper, CPD's 2009 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy are quoted in The Independent article: From A-lister to Aid Worker: Does Celebrity Diplomacy Really Work?
August 15, 2009 -- Canada's Exchange Morning Post reports that Andrew F. Cooper will join CPD in January 2009 to research the significance of individuals and foundations in diplomacy.