Prof. Dr. Jan Orbie

Credits: Eduard Delputte

Prof. Dr. J. Orbie is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University in Belgium, where he teaches and researches the external relations of the European Union. He is associated with the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES), the Human Rights Research Network (HRRN), the Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS) and the Learning Network on Decolonization at Ghent University. For more information, see ResearchGate, LinkedIn and Twitter (@janorbie).

Research interests

  • External Relations of the European Union, in particular external trade and development policies, Europe’s global social role, EU democracy promotion, the EU in international institutions, and conceptual debates around Europe’s global role
  • Critical and normative approaches to EU and international politics

GIES research areas


  • European and Regional Integration Theories
  • EU and Global Justice
  • Discourse analysis