John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. John is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. He previously has held posts at the Universities of Glasgow, York, Essex, Oxford, and the University of California. John was educated at Ithaca College, the University of California, and the London School of Economics. He was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2009.