The Scientific Committee is formed by influential experts and academics from within the EUI community. Over the course of the year, the committee decides the content of each panel, including both the speakers invited and the topics discussed. During the conference, some of the committee members will chair discussions.
Renaud Dehousse has been the President of the EUI since September 1, 2016. Previously, he was Jean Monnet Professor of European Law and Political Science at Sciences Po, where he founded and directed the Centre for European Studies. He also chaired Sciences Po’s Governing Council 2013-2016. Before moving to Sciences Po, Professor Dehousse held professorships at the EUI and at the University of Pisa. He was a Visiting Professor at the Law School of the University of Michigan and the universities of Florence, Lausanne and Cologne and a scientific advisor to Notre Europe, the centre for research founded by Jacques Delors. Prof. Dehousse has been a member of several working parties on the reform of European institutions established by the European Commission and the French Government. He holds a law degree from the University of Liège (Belgium) and a PhD from the EUI.
Andrew Geddes is Chair in Migration Studies and Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. Prior to joining EUI he was a Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield where he was Head of Department between January 2008 and September 2011. He was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at EUI during the academic year from 2011-12. His research focuses on the governance of international migration, with a particular emphasis on Europe and the European Union. Between 2009-2011, he was a member of the Lead Expert Group appointed by the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor to analyse the relationship between global environmental change and migration. His current research focuses on inter and intra-regional comparison of migration governance with a focus on Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.
Vincenzo Grassi is the Secretary-General of the EUI. A career diplomat and expert on European institutions, he most recently served as Italy’s Ambassador to Belgium. Grassi was Italy’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU 2007-2012 and subsequently became Principal Director for European Integration at the DG for the EU within Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013. He was appointed Head of the Department for European Policies (DPE) within the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the following year, before returning to the Italian Foreign Ministry’s Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation. Grassi has been a visiting fellow at the Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, and is the author of various publications on European politics. He has a master’s degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II and participated in the Cycle Étranger at the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in 1985-86.
Jean-Michel Glachant is part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Director of the Florence School of Regulation. After working in the private sector, Glachant held various professorships at the Sorbonne, eventually becoming a full professor in 1999. In 2000 became the Director of the Department of Economics of the University of Paris-Sud, where he founded the research team ‘Groupe Réseaux Jean Monnet’ and later the European Erasmus Mundus Master EMIN. He has been an advisor for the European Commission and of the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). He is a research partner in the CEEPR at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the EPRG at Cambridge University, the EEI at the University of Leuven and the GIS Larsen at University Paris-Sud. His main research interests are: the common European energy policy, the European energy internal market, the industrial organization and market strategy of energy companies.
Anton Hemerijck is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the EUI. From 1996-2000 he was a Senior Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Later, he became Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Erasmus University Amsterdam. From 2009-2014 he was Dean of the Faculty of the Social Science at VU Amsterdam. He is one of the founders of the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies, where he directed the Scientific Council for Government Policy. From 2012-2014, he acted as a member of the Social Investment Package Expert Group of the European Commission. His research focuses on the social investment in Europe, politics of inter-temporal policy choice, open institutionalism as corrective to prevailing determinist account of policy legacies, political institutions and their socio-economic impact.
Marco Incerti is the Director of the Communications Service at the EUI. In this capacity, he oversees the Institute’s communication strategy, coordinating the efforts of the four departments whilst working in close cooperation with the in-house research centres. He worked for fifteen years as Head of Communication and Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Prior to that, he had worked in the International Law Department of the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’. As a researcher, he concentrated on the European Constitutional process, following the work of the Convention on the future of Europe and focusing in particular on institutional reform. Incerti is a member of the European Association of Communication Directors and enjoys Observer status at the meetings of the Club of Venice, the informal network of the communication officials of the EU28 chancelleries and foreign ministries.
Miguel Poiares Maduro is Director of the School of Transnational Governance and Professor at the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre. From April 2013 to October 2015 he was Portugal’s Minister for State and Regional Development and Minister Adjunct to the Prime Minister. From October 2009 to April 2013 he has held the Joint Chair in European Law with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Law at the EUI. In this capacity he was the founding director of the Global Governance Programme (GGP). From 2003-2009 Maduro was Advocate General at the European Court of Justice and in 2010 Maduro was awarded the prestigious Gulkbenkian Science Prize for his outstanding work in the field of law. He has also been honored by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Order of Sant’Iago da Espada for literary, scientific and artistic merit (2006).
Ramon Marimon is Pierre Werner Chair and Professor of Macroeconomics in the EUI’s Department of Economics and Chairman of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Marimon was the first director of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) and the Centre de Referència en Economia Analítica (CREA, Barcelona Economics). He was co-founder of Universitat Pompeu Fabra as Dean and Chair of Economics and Business. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, he was a Research fellow of the NBER and CEPR, a member of the Council of the European Economic Association and Secretary of State in the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. He was Director of the Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme at the EUI from 2006-2013. Marimon is currently a member of the Expert Group on Knowledge and Growth of the European Commission. His research interests include Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Contract Theory, Learning Theory and Labor Theory.
Joanne Scott is Professor of European Law at the EUI. She has taught at University College London (UCL) since 2005, as well as at the universities of Kent, Queen Mary and Cambridge. She has also been a visiting professor at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools. Professor Scott was a member of the UCL/Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. In 2012, she was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for research on the global reach of EU Climate Change Law and, shortly after, became a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Her areas of expertise are EU Law and WTO Law. She has published extensively on law and new modes of governance, environmental law and policy and on the intersections between different sub-national, national and international legal orders.
Corinna Unger is Professor of Global and Colonial History in the Department of History and Civilization of the EUI. She took an MA in History from the University at Albany, SUNY and a PhD from the University of Freiburg. From 2005-2010, she was a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. Before joining the EUI, Unger was Professor of Modern European History at the Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. Her research focuses on global and international history and the history of colonialism and decolonisation. Most recently she has been working on twentieth-Century population thinking and the history of development aid in the twentieth century, with a focus on India since 1947.