Global Governance Institute


Meet the Team

'Global Governance Futures' is co-hosted and produced by Dr Tom Pegram (UCL Global Governance Institute) and a team of students and alumni from UCL's MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme.

Sam Colman 

Sam Colman, Global Governance Future Podcast Team
Sam is currently at law school, having been a graduate of the MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme at UCL. A cautious optimist, Sam recognises that the challenges facing our world cannot be solved in isolation. With a keen interest in what it might mean to 'think globally', he hopes the podcast can highlight ideas from diverse thought eco-systems and apply these as lens for solving global issues.
Sam's Book Picks

Tom Hartley 

Tom Hartley - Podcast Team
Tom is studying on the MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme after completing a degree in Politics and Philosophy. He is interested in the structural and epistemic inequalities that define many of today's global problems. He maintains a strong sense of hope that through humble and honest discussion, these problems can be addressed.


Tom's Book Picks

Jessica Knezy 

Jessica Knezy, Global Governance Future Podcast Team
Jess is an alumna of the MSc in Global Governance and Ethics program. In the years since this podcast’s inception, she has veered steeply from rationalism into an understanding that knowledge derived from human reason is fundamentally incomplete, and to develop sustainable global governance practices we must take our cue from the natural world within which we live. Jess hopes to continue building this platform into a place where our guests can share innovative and exceptional thoughts on our present governance challenges, and future paths to a more harmonious relationship with one another and our Earth.
Jess's Book Picks

Tom Pegram

Tom Pegram
Tom is an Associate Professor in Global Governance at the Department of Political Science, UCL and Deputy Director of the UCL Global Governance Institute. He is doing his best to reconcile his political realism/idealism in understanding how the world actually works, what has gone wrong, and what global governance has got to do with it.


Tom's Book Picks

Zoë Varenne

Zoe Varenne, Global Governance Future Podcast Team
Zoë has an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics and a BA in Philosophy and Literature. She currently works in public affairs. Zoë seeks to explore realistic but optimistic solutions in the realm of global governance through curious, open and frank conversations. She is particularly interested in the intersection of cultures.


Zoë's Book Pick