John Crowley is the founder, chairman, and CEO of PHGD Group. From 2003 to 2021, he was Chief of Section for Research, Policy and Foresight in the UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Science, where he led programs on ethics of science and technology, global environmental change, and management of social transformations. From 1995 to 2002, he was a research fellow at the French National Political Science Foundation, specializing in political theory and comparative politics.
From 2002 to 2015, he was editor of the UNESCO-published International Social Science Journal. He is the author of Sans épines, la rose. Tony Blair : un modèle pour l’Europe ? (Paris: La Découverte, 1999) and editor of Tony Blair, le nouveau travaillisme et la troisième voie (Paris: La Documentation française, 1999), Pacifications, réconciliations (special issue of the journal Cultures & Conflits, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001), and Rethinking Human Security (Paris/Oxford: UNESCO / Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, with Moufida Goucha). He has published a further 100 academic articles and book chapters, mainly on political theory and comparative politics.