Farsan Ghassim

Research Topic:

World public opinion on global governance / Experimental survey methodology
International Relations Network
University College
DPhil International Relations

The title of my DPhil thesis in International Relations at the University of Oxford is: Who on Earth Wants Global Democracy - and Why (Not)? A Theoretical and Experimental Study of International Public Opinion. 

Previously, I obtained an MA in Global Affairs from Yale University, where I received the Award for Academic Excellence in Global Affairs (for the top graduate), as well as a BSc in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which I completed with First Class Honours.

My dual research agenda focuses on world public opinion about global governance and experimental survey methods. I have conducted nationwide survey experiments in various countries around the world, advancing research on public attitudes toward international organisations and proposed reforms, as well as experimental survey design and analysis methods.

I have been principal instructor or teaching assistant on quantitative social science methods and international law at the University of Oxford and at Yale University.


My research interests include:

  • United Nations,
  • International ethics and global Justice,
  • International organisations,
  • Norms, legitimacy and justification,
  • Democracy and Democratisation,
  • Global governance,
  • International order,
  • International organisations,
  • Methods,
  • Normative theory
Farsan Ghassim