Geoffrey Underhill (1959) was director of the Amsterdams Instituut voor Maatschappijwetenschap (AIM) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam from 2003 till 2006. The Institute is responsible for a range of discipline-based (Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology) and interdisciplinary degree programmes in the social sciences within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. As of September 2006, Underhill returned to his professorship, teaching for the AIM and carrying out his research activities as a member of the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, an interdisciplionary institute based at the UvA and accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. Underhill has also taught at the University of Stirling (Scotland), at McMaster University in Canada, and the University of Warwick (UK). From the beginning of the 1990s his research began to focus on the political economy of monetary relations and financial services in a context of transnational financial markets, global capital mobility, and state macroeconomic management. His most recent books are Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, edited with Richard Stubbs (Oxford University Press, 2006), and International Finan¬cial Governance under Stress: Global Structures versus National Imperatives, edited with Xiaoke Zhang (Cambridge University Press, 2003).