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Professor George Lambie is a senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute (GPI London). After starting his career in the engineering industry, George entered academia where he studied and taught at the Universities of Warwick and De Montfort (DMU) in the UK. His specialist areas are International Political Economy and Latin American regional studies. On retiring from full-time teaching he became Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches Latin American Politics and Modernity and Globalisation and at the University of Dresden where he has designed and developed a masters course in International Political Economy. He has written three books and published over 30 referred articles and in 1999 was awarded the Frank Cass prize for the best article in the journal Democratization. In 2006 his essay on globalisation and Latin America won the prize for ‘very best paper’ out of 300 submissions at the annual Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA) conference.
George has also specialised in developing the interface between academia and international co-operation and has worked in Poland, Hungary, Honduras, Venezuela, and Cuba where he was Co-Director (1996 – 2001), with Cuba’s Minister of Finance of the first major European Commission co-operation programme with the island. Currently, George is conducting research on the multipolar challenge to unipolarity from an International Political Economy perspective.