Diane Stone

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Professor Diane Stone was Dean and Professor in the School of Public Policy at CEU during the final year of the School in Budapest. From September 2020, she became Chair of Global Policy in the School of  Transnational Governance at the European University Institute.

From 2004-08, Diane Stone was the University's European Commission Fp6 Marie Curie Chair at CEU. During this time, she was the Foundation Professor of Public Policy in the Centre for Policy Studies. She was the first director of CEUs first Master's Program in Public Policy (MPP) in 2004. She designed the Mundus MAPP two-year degree and secured European Commission Erasmus Mundus funding for the first 5 years.  In 2008 she co-chaired the CEU committee to design and initiate a School of Public Policy at CEU and she was involved in its development until 2012. For the 2019-20 academic year, she returned to Budapest to oversee the transition of SPP to its new home in Vienna. 

In Australia, she is the Centenary Professor of Governance at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, in the University of Canberra.  Her research is focused on the one hand, with global policy, the 'new diplomacy' and transnational administration; and on the other hand, with the role of ideas in policy making, policy transfer and network governance.   

Professor Stone was Consulting Editor for Policy and Politics for 4 years to the end of 2020.  Since 2014 she has been a Vice President of the International Public Policy Association

Diane Stone's career in Europe commenced in 1996  at the University of Warwick in the Department of Politics and International Studies where she was Professor up until October 2019 and remains as Professorial Fellow. Through Warwick, she facilitated CEU's incorporation into the European Commission funded GARNET network of excellence and then the GR:EEN fP7 project

Through another European Commission Horizon 2020 grant, Professor Stone participated in the EL-CSID consortium - European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy - head-quartered at the Vrije Universitat Brussels.  

Professor Stone has held an appointment at the World Bank in Washington DC. in 1999. She was a member of the Secretariat that launched the Global Development Network subsequently becoming a member of its Governing Body for three years. She was centrally involved in the establishment of the GDN as an intergovernmental organisation.

For 10 years until 2012, she was a member of the Council of the Overseas Development Institute - a London based think tank.  

For four years from 2005 she was co-editor of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions which was then sponsored by ACUNS - the Academic Council of the United Nations System.

Professor Stone has an outstanding publication record in leading international peer reviewed journals. Her publications on networks, global policy, think tanks, policy analysis, knowledege utilisation and more can be found at Google Scholar

Her most recent book is Open Access: Making Global Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2019. 


PhD Political Science & International Relations, Australian National University
MA Political Science, Australian National University

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