Julien Daemers holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence and a MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). Before joining the Institute in October 2013, he worked on Somalia for the EEAS Africa Department as well as for the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa. During this period, he was involved in the organisation of the Somalia New Deal Conference which took place in Brussels in September 2013. He has also previously worked for the French Ministry of Defence on CSDP missions and operations. Both a legal and political analyst, Julien works mostly at the EUISS on Sub-Saharan Africa with a primary focus on eastern Africa.
Iana Dreyer is a political economist specialising in trade and energy policies with exposure to long-term foresighting. She has published extensively on European trade and energy strategies towards its neighbours, Russia and Asia for think tanks and specialised media in Brussels, London and Paris. At the EUISS she works mostly on the interrelationships between developments in global energy markets and energy policies in Europe and beyond. Her brief on the shale gas revolution can be found here.
Daniel Fiott holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and is currently writing his doctoral thesis on the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prior to joining the EUISS, Daniel was a researcher at numerous think tanks and international organisations and has published extensively on European security and defence policies. At the EUISS Daniel focuses his research and activities on European defence-industrial policy and cooperation.
Olivier de France
Olivier de France joined the EUISS in September 2013 and is a defence, security and foreign policy analyst. He specialises in strategic issues, with a particular focus on CSDP and national defence policies. Educated at France's Ecole Normale Superieure, he was Corpus Christi scholar at Cambridge University, where he also taught. Previously he was at the ECFR, where he co-authored Europe’s strategic cacophony and Etude comparative des livres blancs de l’Union européenne.
Tobias Koepf holds an MA in Political Science from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and a PhD from the University of Koblenz-Landau. Before joining the EUISS, Tobias was a TAPIR fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C. and at the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) in Paris, as well as a doctoral fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. He specialises in the European Union’s security policy in sub-Saharan Africa with a particular emphasis on west Africa. His current work focuses on the crisis in Mali as well as the process of post-conflict reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire.
Eva Pejsova joined the EUISS in January 2014, after completing her PhD in Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. With an MA in International Relations and Japanese (H.E.I. Paris), Eva has been focusing on various aspects of international relations and security in the Asia-Pacific region, notably related to maritime security, China-Japan relations and regional security cooperation. At the Institute, she is in charge of the EU membership at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).
Gerald Stang holds BSc and MSc degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He specialises in energy politics, democratic transitions and foresight in international relations. His alert on climate change can be found here.