7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
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Luk Van Langenhove is the Director of the United Nations University Institute on Comparative
Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, and the Representative of the Rector at UNESCO,
Paris. Previously, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Science
Policy, the Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian Federal Minister of Science Policy and a researcher
and lecturer at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Since 2006, he is also Vice-President of the
International Social Sciences Council. He currently teaches at the VUB, ULB and the College of Europe.
Professor Van Langenhove has published widely on regional integration, social sciences theory,
positioning theory and psychology. Recent books include Building regions (Ashgate, 2011), People and
Societies (Routledge, 2010), World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance (with Deacon,
Yeates and Macovei, Routledge, 2010).