Hakan Seckinelgin is a lecturer in International Social Policy in Department of Social Policy, LSE. His postgraduate research focused on international ethics and methodological questions raised in the study of International Relations. He is also involved in gender studies research. He is involved with various research projects exploring the implications of expanding discussions of civil society within the international policy circles, management of non-governmental organisations, and policy interventions developed by these actors on specific issues. More specifically he is working on the impact of international HIV/AIDS policies on the disease in sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa) by analyzing the agency of international actors and their knowledge claims.