Prof. dr. Dries Lesage

Credits: Eduard Delputte

Dries Lesage is Associate Professor of Globalization and Global Governance. He currently teaches History of World Politics (1815-present), Theories of International Relations, and Globalization and Global Governance. He is conducting research on key trends and reforms in the multilateral architecture, global tax governance and Turkish politics. He served as the director of GIIS until 2021.

Research interests:

  • Global taxation governance
  • Rising powers and the multilateral architecture
  • Management and centralization of regime complexity
  • Explaining Turkish foreign policy

GIES research areas


  • Theories of International Relations
  • History of World Politics
  • Globalization and Global Governance