Antonio Missiroli (Italian) became Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies in October 2012.
Previously, he has been Adviser at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission, in charge of European dialogue/outreach (relations with think tanks and research centres across the Union and beyond) and publications (2010-2012); Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels (2005-2010), and Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the W/EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris (1998-2005). He was also Head of European Studies at CeSPI in Rome (1994-97) and a Visiting Fellow at St.Antony’s College, Oxford (1996-97).
As well as being a professional journalist (inter alia he was correspondent in Germany right after unification for an Italian daily) and commentator on EU and international affairs, he has also taught European Politics at the University of Bath, European Security at the University of Trento, and Transatlantic Security at Boston University; he is currently adjunct professor of European Foreign Policy at SAIS/Johns Hopkins (Bologna) and visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges).
Widely published, he has written on EU institutions and policies (especially CFSP); contemporary Germany, Central Europe, Scandinavia; history of political science, think tanks and elites in Europe; and Italian foreign policy.
Dr Missiroli holds a PhD degree in Contemporary History from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from SAIS/Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Italian (native), English, French and German.
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