Picture taken on 6 December 2016. Ambassador Vincenzo Grassi, the Secretary-General of the European University Institute, is not on the picture.
While Serena Bürgisser and Emmanuel De Groof assist the Scientific Committee (as SoU Project Manager and SoU Scientific Coordinator, respectively), they are not part of it.
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A career diplomat and expert on European Institutions, Vincenzo Grassi served most recently as Italy’s Ambassador to Belgium. He has been Italy’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the European Union (2007-2012), and subsequently Principal Director for European Integration at the DG for the EU within Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013). He was appointed Head of the Department for European Policies (DPE) within the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in 2014, before returning to the Italian Foreign Ministry’s Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation. Secretary General Grassi obtained his laurea magistrale in Law from the University of Naples Federico II in 1982, and participated in the Cycle Etranger at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in 1985-86. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, and is the author of various publications on European politics.
SoU Project Manager – EUI Communications Service
Professor of Social and Political Theory, Department of Political and Social Sciences, EUI
Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI). In November 2006, he was awarded the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation for his work on immigration and social cohesion in modern societies. From October 2012 till January 2016 Professor Bauböck was Dean of Graduate Studies at the European University Institute.
Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and Director of the Global Governance Programme, EUI
Brigid Laffan is Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme, EUI. Prior to that she was Professor of European Politics, Vice-President at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College of Dublin. She was the founding director of the Dublin European Institute and member of the Royal Irish Academy. Her latest publications include her co-edited book Core-periphery relations in the European Union: power and conflict in a dualist political economy (2016) and her edited special issue of West European Politics, Europe’s union in crisis: tested and contested (2016).
Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration in the Department of History and Civilization, EUI
Federico Romero is Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration at the Department of History and Civilization of the EUI. He is Co-director of the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre on the History of European Integration, and is currently leading the ERC research project Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community (PanEur1970s). His main fields of research are: 20th Century International and Transnational History, European Integration, Cold War and Trans-Atlantic relations, US History and Migrations.
Robert Schuman Chair, Global Governance Programme Research Area Director Cultural Pluralism, EUI
Anna Triandafyllidou holds a Robert Schuman Chair, at the Global Governance Programme within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute, where she directs the Research Area on Cultural Pluralism. Before joining the Programme, she was part time professor at the RSCAS between 2010 and 2012. During the period 2004-2012, she was Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens where she headed a successful migration research team. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. Professor Triandafyllidou received her PhD from the European University Institute in 1995 and held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey (1994-95), the London School of Economics (1995-97), the CNR in Rome (1997-99), the EUI (1999-2004) and the Democritus University of Thrace (2007-2011). She was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at NYU in 2001, and a Colston Fellow at the University of Bristol (2001-2002). She serves as national expert in the OECD Network of International Migration Experts (formerly SOPEMI) and acts as a Panel Evaluator for the European Research Council and FP8 Horizon. She serves as expert advisor or evaluator for several national research programmes in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America. Her latest books include What is Europe (2015, with R. Gropas, Palgrave) and the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies (2015, ed.).
President of the EUI
Renaud Dehousse is the President of the EUI since the 1st of September, 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 from 2013 to 2016. Professor Dehousse holds a law degree from the University of Liege (Belgium) and a PhD from the EUI. Before moving to Sciences Po, he held Professorships at the EUI and at the University of Pisa. He was a visiting Professor at the universities of Florence, Lausanne, Cologne and at the Law School of the University of Michigan. He has also been scientific advisor to Notre Europe, the centre for research founded by Jacques Delors. Prof. Dehousse was a member of several working parties on the reform of European institutions established by the European Commission and the French Government.
Director of HAEU – Director ad Interim, EUI Communications Service
Dieter Schlenker is the Acting Director of the Communications Service and the Director of the Historical Archives of the European Union at the EUI. Prior to this role, Dieter Schlenker was the head of UNESCO’s Information and Knowledge Management Unit in Bangkok. Having begun his career in Rome, working for Caritas International, the Vatican Secret Archives and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, he joined UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, where he worked as a records management specialist for five years.
Joint Chair Professor of European Union Law, Department of Law and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI
Deirdre Curtin holds a chair in European Union Law at the Department of Law and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the EUI. She was the founding director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). In 2003 she was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2007 Professor Curtin was awarded the Spinoza prize by the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO) for her research in the field of European law and governance.
Emmanuel De Groof
The SoU Scientific Coordinator – EUI Communications Service