The project has five PIs covering four countries — Germany (led by Patrick Bernhagen), the UK (led by Amy McKay), the Netherlands (led by Joost Berkhout), and the US (led by Beth Leech), along with five research fellows.

Principal investigators

Research fellows

  • Felix Goldberg mugshot
    Felix Goldberg University of Stuttgart
  • Greg Lyon mugshot
    Greg Lyon Rutgers University
  • Dominic Pakull mugshot
    Dominic Pakull University of Stuttgart
  • Patrick Statsch mugshot
    Patrick Statsch University of Amsterdam
  • Antal Wozniak mugshot
    Antal Wozniak University of Exeter

Advisory committee

To provide feedback and to facilitate dissemination, a committee of prominent academic and practitioner advisors guides the project and acts as a sounding board for theories and methods. It participates in team meetings, public engagements and conferences, as well as connecting us to their academic as well as political networks.

The permanent committee members listed below are among the foremost authorities on IGs and their effects on government and society in the US and Europe. In addition, various practitioners known to the researchers join the advisory committee on a temporary basis.

  • Frank Baumgartner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science (University of North Carolina)
  • Jan Beyers, Professor of Political Science (University of Antwerp)
  • David Coen, Professor of Public Policy (UCL)
  • David Lowery, Bruce R. Miller and Dean Lavigne Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and Director of the Public Policy Initiative (Penn State University)
  • Anne Rasmussen, Professor of Political Science (University of Copenhagen)


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