The Future of Europe. Perspectives of Contemporary Developments

International Conference Sibiu, 8 – 10 May 2019


Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen

Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen is the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Communication in the European Commission.
She took up this position on 16 March 2019, after having served as Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Operating Officer since March 2018.
Prior to that, she was in the Commission’s Directorate-General for Communication, in charge of the Commission’s Representations in the Member States.
Between 2009 and 2014 she was Chief Spokeswoman of the European Commission; and Deputy Spokeswoman of the European Commission from 2004 until 2009 under former Commission President Barroso, also in charge of Planning and Coordination of the Spokespersons’ Service (SPP). She began her career in political communication as Environment Spokeswoman in 1999 (Commissioner Margot Wallström), having previously held positions in the Commission’s departments for Industry (1995-97) and Information, Communication and Culture (1997-99).
Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen was a Schuman Scholar at the European Parliament (1989-90).
She studied Business Administration and Modern Languages at the Copenhagen Business School and Political Science at the Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, specialising in intercultural communication and European identity.

Teona Akubardia

Ms Teona Akubardia is an invited lecturer at the University of Georgia in International Relations.
She was a deputy secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia since 2014 to 2018. Ms. Akubardia is a founder of the Civil Council on Defence and Security.
She has worked for civil society organizations of Georgia in the Defense and Security field for more than 10 years.
In 2016 she gained her degree in Master of Arts in international Security and Strategy at King’s College London and attended the post graduate level a year course in Royall College of Defense Studies in London.

Nerijus Aleksiejūnas

June 2016 – to date Chief foreign policy adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania / Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania
October 2015 – June 2016 Foreign policy adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania / Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania
August 2014 – October 2015 Deputy EU director / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
September 2010 – August 2014 Antici / Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
July 2008 – September 2010 Head of EU enlargement unit / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
November 2007 – June 2008 Seconded national expert, Sec-Gen / European Commission
August 2004 – July 2007 Second secretary (COELA, COWEB) / Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
January 2001 – August 2004 Attaché, third secretary / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
September 2000 – January 2001 Adviser to the member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania / Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania
February 1999 – July 1999 Specialist, Information Analysis Division / Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

Bogdan Aurescu

Dr. Bogdan Aurescu is the Presidential Advisor for Foreign Policy to the President of Romania since May 2016. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania between November 2014 and November 2015. A career diplomat, he has the diplomatic rank of ambassador.
Previously, he held the position of Secretary of State in the Romanian MFA – Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs (2009-2010, 2012-2014), Secretary of State for European Affairs (2004-2005, 2010-2012) and Secretary of State for Global Affairs (2012).
Between 2003 and 2004, he was Under-Secretary of State in the Romanian MFA – Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights.
Between 2004 and 2009, Bogdan Aurescu was the Romanian Agent before the International Court of Justice in the case Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea.
Between 2010 and 2011, he was the head of the Romanian delegation for the negotiations on the Romanian-American Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement, and of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and USA.
He is substitute member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe, in this capacity being rapporteur or co-rapporteur for 29 reports, opinions or studies of this body. He is also member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) and arbitrator designated by Romania according to article 2 of Annex VII to the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.
In November 2016, he was elected as member of the UN International Law Commission for a five years’ mandate.
He is also Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, having started his teaching activity in 1998.

Steven Blockmans

Steven Blockmans is Head of EU foreign policy at CEPS and Professor of EU External Relations Law at the University of Amsterdam.
He is the author of The Obsolescence of the European Neighbourhood Policy (Rowman & Littlefield 2017) and Tough Love: the EU’s relations with the Western Balkans (Asser Press 2007).
For more than 20 years Steven has combined his academic work with contract research carried out for EU and national donors, consultancy activities and training for professionals.
He has advised governments of third countries on their relations with the EU and worked on numerous technical assistance projects in wider Europe and Asia.

Ioan Bondrea

Prof. Sc.D. Ioan Bondrea is the Rector of Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, LBUS
Vice-president of the Romanian National Rectors Council
Project Manager of DigiFOF, a project that applies concepts and methods from different disciplines to provide a holistic education on Factory of the Future (FoF) design for students and professionals
Doctor Honoris Causa of “Nicolae Balcescu” Land Forces Academy Sibiu
researcher specialized in Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Modelling and Simulating of Production Systems, Manufacture Science

Frances G. Burwell

Frances G. Burwell is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council and a senior advisor at McLarty Associates in Washington DC. Until January 2017, she served as vice president, European Union and Special Initiatives, at the Council, and she currently directs its Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative.
She has written numerous studies on transatlantic relations and the European Union, with a focus on trade, Brexit, digital policy, and foreign policy cooperation.
Her most recent report is: Making America First in the Digital Economy: The Case for Engaging Europe

Dan Cărbunaru

With 20 years of media experience, Dan Cărbunaru founded, in 2006, the largest EU & Transatlantic affairs media community in Romania – Calea Europeană.
He is team-leading Calea Europeană’s efforts as the main media partner for EU’s communication efforts in Romania, delivering concepts, moderating and ensuring media coverage.
In the last two years, Dan has moderated the Citizens Dialogues organized in Romania with the Presidents of the European Commission, European Parliament, European Committee of the Regions and with various EU Commissioners or EU officials.
Dan is dedicated in developing, supporting and building networks of citizens who believe in the EU and Transatlantic values.

Iulian Chifu

Iulian Chifu is Associate Professor at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Department of International Relations and European Integration; Associate Professor at the Carol I National Defence University; researcher specialized in Conflict Analysis, Decision making in crisis and International Relations; foreign policy analyst, journalist and publisher.
He is the founding President of the Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning, Bucharest, and a former Presidential Counselor (chief of Department of Strategic Affairs, Security and Foreign Policy / chief of the Department of Strategic Affairs and International Security).

Viorel Cibotaru

Dr Viorel Cibotaru , EIPSM Executive Director, Former Minister of Defense holds Ph.D. degree in Journalism from the Academy of Science of Moldova (1986).
He studied at the State University of Moldova (1980), then continued his training and professional formation and development at Moscow State University (1987), King’s College London, London University in U.K. (1994), Geneva Center for Security Policy in Switzerland (1997), NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy (1998-1999), George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany (2005; 2015), Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia University, USA (2005), National School of Public Administration, Warsaw, Poland (2011).
From 1988 to 1992 Viorel Cibotaru has worked in different senior positions at the National Congress of the Trade Unions of Moldova, and from 1992 had been mobilized in the Moldovan Armed Forces, serving, consequently, in the Ministry of Defense as Editor-in-chief of military weekly, Head of PI and PR office, Head of Foreign Relations Department. After retirement as lieutenant-colonel of Moldovan Armed Forces (in 2006 promoted as colonel), in April 2000 Dr Cibotaru has been nominated as Program Director of the Institute for Public Policy in Moldova.
In this position he headed such projects as Public Opinion Barometer and Ethnobarometer in Moldova; Strategic Assessment of National Security and Defense of Moldova; Evaluation of Economic and Social Measures in Moldova; Small Arms and Light Weapons Monitor etc.
From 2006 dr Viorel Cibotaru is Director of the European Institute for Political Studies of Moldova and Senior Associate Fellow of the Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces.
In 2009-2010 represented DCAF in Nepal as Project Director.
Co-Founder of the Documentation and Information Center on NATO (2008-2010 – Executive Director).
In 2015 (February, 18 – July, 30) Viorel Cibotaru is appointed by Parliament as Member of Cabinet, Minister of Defense.
Cibotaru was elected on 18 June 2016 as President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova at its VII Congress, and on September 9, 2018 has resigned from this position.
From 1980 to present Associated Professor Viorel Cibotaru has been teaching Journalism classes at the State University of Moldova, Free International University of Moldova, Research Methods classes at the Public Administration Academy. He has published many articles and books, mostly on journalism, mass media, national security and defence, conflict and post-conflict management, have translated into Romanian joint DCAF and NATO publications..

Dacian Cioloș

Dacian Cioloș este un inginer agronom, care a deținut funcția de prim-ministru al României din 17 noiembrie 2015 până la 4 ianuarie 2017.
Anterior, Dacian Cioloș a ocupat funcția de comisar european pentru domeniul agriculturii în cadrul Comisiei Europene între 2010–2014.
În ianuarie 2019 Dacian Cioloș a fost ales președinte al Partidului Libertății, Unității și Solidarității (PLUS).
Dacian Cioloş is an agronomist engineer who served as Prime Minister of Romania from November 17, 2015 until January 4, 2017.
Previously, Dacian Cioloş served as European Commissioner for Agriculture within the European Commission between 2010-2014.
In January 2019 Dacian Cioloş was elected president of the Party of Freedom, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS).

Lazar Comănescu

Ambassador, Phd ;
Former Foreign Minister of Romania ( in 2008, and in 2015-2017);
Ambassador to NATO( 1998-2001), the European Union( 2001-2008) and Germany( 2009-2015);
Diplomatic Adviser to the President of Romania(2015);
currently a)Senior Adviser( foerign relations) Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, b) member of the scientific board of New Strategy Center and of the Romanian European Institute.

Jakov Devčić

Jakov Devčić is serving as the Coordinator for European Politics of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since the beginning of this year. After his studies in Political Science (B.A.) and in International Relations / European Studies (M.A.) Jakov worked at the EU Government Affairs Department at Siemens AG in Brussels, followed by a stay as the deputy head of the representation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Kyiv, Ukraine (2013-2015). Afterwards Jakov was serving for three years as the advisor to the President of the Stiftung (2015-2018). He has also worked for Manfred Weber MEP, the International Office of the CDU and the Foreign Office of Germany. Jakov speaks Serbian, German, English, Ukrainian and French.

Cristian Diaconescu

Cristian Diaconescu is currently professor in International Law, ambassador and member of United Nations Group of Eminent Persons for Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Armaments .
He served as Romania's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2009 and in 2012. Diaconescu sat in the Romanian Senate between 2004 to 2012 and held the position of Vice President of the Senate between 2011 to 2012.
In 2004, he served as Minister of Justice.
Prior to this, he was Secretary of State for Bilateral Affairs at the Foreign Affairs Ministry and deputy Head of Mission to the UN and the OSCE Mission in Vienna

Vasile Dîncu

Vasile Dîncu former vice-Prime Minister (2015-2017), former President of National Agency for Governmental Strategies (2003-2004), former Minister of Public Informations (2000-2003), is currently teaching sociology at the University of Bucharest, as PhD Professor, and he is Business Development Director at The Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy (IRES).
In his over 25 years of experience in social and market research, he designed and conducted more than 100 research projects and he founded two of the most prestigious institutes for social and marketing research in Romania (Metro Media Transilvania and IRES).
Mr. Dîncu is known as the initiator of several public policies, such as the Romanian freedom of information Law (2002), the transparency of public administration and citizens' participation to the decision-making process Law (2003), the policy for Roma inclusion, and the founding member of important institutions like The National Council against Discrimination (CNCD).

Vladimir Dlouhy

Vladimir Dlouhy is a former Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
He serves as President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman of the Future of Europe Committee of Eurochambres, Member of the International Advisory Board of Goldman Sachs and Member of the Advisory Board of Meridiam Infrastructure (France). He teaches at Charles University in Prague..

Sorin Ducaru

Ambassador Ducaru is been recently selected as the Director of the European Union Satellite Centre (SATCEN), a responsibility which he will take starting with June 2019.
He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC and a Special Advisor to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.
He has been previously NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges and before that Romania’s ambassador to NATO (Brussels), to the USA (Washington DC) and to the United Nation (New York).

Dan Dungaciu

Dan Dungaciu is professor at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work of the University of Bucharest (coordinator of the Master’s Program of Security Studies at the University of Bucharest), director of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, and president of the Black Sea University Foundation.

Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in Brussels, where he works on policy issues concerning Eastern Europe and more broadly European neighbourhood and enlargement issues.
He was formerly EU ambassador in Moscow from 1991 to 1995.

Gallagher Fenwick

Gallagher Fenwick is the current head of France 24 English.
He was previously posted in Washington DC where he covered the end of the Obama presidency and the early stages of the following administration. Before that he was based in Jerusalem for five years.
Prior to that he worked out of Los Angeles after a stint at France 24’s headquarters in France.
Gallagher holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters from the Sciences Po school of journalism in Paris.

Iulian Fota

Dr. Iulian Fota is the director of the National Intelligence College and an associate professor at the National Intelligence Academy .
He is a former National Security Adviser to the President of Romania.
He previously held the position of the Head of the Defence Section of the Mission of Romania to NATO and Director of the National Defence College of Romania.
The Educational background of Mr. Fota comprises a PhD in Political Sciences achieved at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, as well as the graduation of the NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy and of the National Defence College in Bucharest, Romania.
He is also a member in the advisory council of the American think-tank Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and in the editorial board of the publications “Romanian Military History Magazine”, Bucharest, Romania and „Journal of Transportation Security” edited by Springer Science+Business Media, Berlin, Germany.

Olivier de France

Olivier de France is Research Director at The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (Iris) in Paris, where he runs the European affairs programme.
He works on the political and strategic shifts affecting the Old Continent, and on the ideas that underlie them. Prior to joining Iris, he was an analyst with the EUISS, and with ECFR.
He teaches political theory at Paris VII University and geopolitics at the Sorbonne University in Paris. .

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Before being appointed in April of 2016 to the post of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration since 2014 she was a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, served as a First Deputy Chairperson of Foreign Affairs Committee and led Ukraine’s Parliamentary Delegation to NATO PA.
Since mid-2011 was heading Yalta European Strategy - an independent international network promoting the development of fair, democratic and prosperous Ukraine and supporting reforms necessary for Ukraine’s European integration.
Since October 2007, Ivanna worked as a Deputy Director of Programs, and later – as a Director of the International Charity Organization “Open Ukraine Foundation”.
She worked on strategic planning and operational implementation of Foundation`s programs, focusing on support Ukraine’s international cooperation, public diplomacy, country’s positive image promotion, international security dialogue.
For 5 years (2002-2007) Ivanna was the Radio BBC Ukrainian Service correspondent in the USA (Washington D.C.) and in the Caucasus (Tbilisi).
From 1998 till 2002 she worked for the East-West Institute’s Kyiv Center as a Project Manager and for one year carried out the responsibilities of EWI KC’s Acting Director.
Ivanna began her career in 1993 year as a Project Manager at the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) in Kyiv, and later became the Head of the Department of International Relations in UCIPR.
Mrs. Klympush-Tsintsadze is co-editor of the book: “Black Sea Region: Cooperation and Security Building”.
Education: Ivanna has Master`s degree in speech therapy, from Mykhaylo Dragomanov State Pedagogical University, graduated in 1994, as well as Bachelor`s degree and Master`s degree in International Relations from Taras Shevchenko National University, graduated in 1998.
In 1993 Mrs. Klympush – Tsintsadze studied International Relations at State University of Montana, USA.
In 1992 she completed the course "History of Ukraine. Ukrainian Literature" at summer school of Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University (USA).
Ivanna is fluent in Ukrainian, English, Russian, understands and speaks Polish, Hungarian and Georgian languages.
Mrs. Klympush – Tsintsadze was born on July, 5th, 1972 in Kyiv. She is married and has two daughters.

Luca Jahier

Luca Jahier is President of the EESC. He has been a member since 2002. He was President of its third group (formerly "Various Interests", now "Diversity Europe") from 2011 to 2018.
In the EESC, Mr Jahier has worked extensively on the European Union's social and cohesion policies and on international affairs.
In his home country, Italy, he was President of the national council of the Christian Association of Italian Workers(ACLI), which promotes services, businesses and ad hoc projects that create employment and get people involved in a community's social life (2008-2012). He was also a founding member of the Third Sector Forum and President of the federation of development cooperation NGOs (FOCSIV) from 1994 to 2000.
An expert on associations for social advancement and the third sector, he has been in charge of development programmes in Africa and elsewhere, as well as of international cooperation, first in Italy and then with networks of national and European NGOs (1980-2000).
Early on in his career Mr Jahier also worked as a journalist and international political analyst.

Grzegorz Małecki

Colonel (Ret.) Grzegorz Małecki is the President of the board and one of the founders of the Institute of Security and Strategy (FIBiS).
Former Head (Director) of the Foreign Intelligence Agency (AW).
Prior to his appointment in 2015 for 22 years Mr. Małecki enjoyed an esteemed career in Polish intelligence and security services, performing high level duties.
He was also the First Chancellor at the Polish Embassy in Madrid (Spain).
In 2016 Mr. Małecki chaired NATO Civilian Intelligence Committee.
Mr. Małecki is the academic lecturer, author of numerous publications, participant of many domestic and foreign conferences devoted to issues of intelligence, national security, cyber security, intelligence systems management, energy security, international relations, control and audit.

Silviu Nate

Assoc. Prof. Silviu Nate Ph.D. holds the director’s position of Global Studies Center at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (LBUS).
Dr. Nate has a background in Political Science and Security Studies, he conducted several research projects related to the EU, transatlantic and Black Sea strategic issues.
Mr. Nate coordinates the Security Studies Degree Program at LBUS and is a member of the Euro-Atlantic Council Romania

Arvydas Pocius

Arvydas Pocius Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Romania and to the Republic of Bulgaria (since 2014).
Former Chief of Defense of the Republic of Lithuania (2009 -2014).
Education: Master of Arts in Political Science, Vilnius University;
Course of strategic studies, US Army War College, Pennsylvania, USA (2003-2004);

Hans-Gert Pöttering

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering is a German politician (CDU) and was the longest serving member of the European Parliament (EP) since its first direct election in 1979.
His mandate ended on July 1st 2014 – after 35 years of uninterrupted membership.
Dr. Pöttering held a number of leading positions in the EP and European People’s Party throughout his political career.
From 1999 to 2007 he was Chairman of the European People’s Party-European Democrats Group in the European Parliament.
From 2007 until 2009 he served as President of the European Parliament. He initiated the House of European History which was opened in Brussels in May 2017.
He was chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) from 1.1.2010-1.1.2018.
Now he is Representative for European Affairs on behalf of the KAS.
Dr. Pöttering is President of the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA).

Vasile Puşcaş

He has published more than 30 books - editor and co-author.
He is the Romanian diplomat who negotiated, in Washington DC (1991-1994), the resumption of the most favored nation clause for Romania.
1995 - present - Professor, Faculty of History and Philosophy, The Department Contemporary History and International Relations, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. During 2000 - 2004 was the Romanian Chief Negotiator with the European Union, and he is considered responsible for Romania's accession to the EU.
From 2000 to 2008 was member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies.
October 2013 - present –Member of the Board of Directors of Banca Transilvania.

Silviu Rogobete

Silviu Rogobete (BA, PhD, Brunel Univ, UK) returned to the position of Professor at the Department of Political Studies, West University of Timisoara, following seven-years of serving as Consul General of Romania in South Africa (2006-2013). Professor Rogobete coordinates the Doctoral School of the Philosophy Sociology and Political Science and directs the Department of Strategic Partnerships and Diaspora. In the summers of 2001 and 2002 he benefited of postdoctoral instruction in Human Rights under Professor David Robertson at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. His general area of academic interest is Moral philosophy applied to social sciences. He published with Springer Nature and international academic journals such as Religion, State and Society.

James Sherr

James Sherr is Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute/ICDS and an Associate Fellow (and former Head) of the Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme.
The author of Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia’s Influence Abroad (Chatham House, 2013), he has long advised Western governments on Russia, Ukraine and European security

Greg Simons

Associate Professor Greg Simons is currently a researcher at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University, a lecturer at the Department of Communication Science and leading researcher at the Business Technology Institute at Turiba University in Riga, Latvia.
His research interests include: changing political dynamics and relationships, mass media, public diplomacy, political marketing, crisis management communications, media and armed conflict, and the Russian Orthodox Church.
He also researches the relationships and connections between information, politics and armed conflict more broadly, such as the GWOT and Arab Spring.

Akkan Suver

Dr. Akkan Suver, who was appointed to the Honorary Consul General of Montenegro on May 26, 2008, is the President of Marmara Group Foundation, which is the most prestigious NGO of Turkey.
Dr. Akkan Suver is the founder of Eurasian Economic Summit, which has been continuously organized since 1998.
Dr. Suver received Honorary Causa Doctorate from Azerbaijan TefekkürUniversity (2001) and Honorary Causa Professorship from Kyrgyzstan Bishkek University (2010), Honorary Doctorate from Romania Constanza Maritime University (2013).
Dr. Suver; who received Pontificate Medal from Pope Benedict XVI due to his works on intercultural dialogue first in Turkey and then in international area, also Dostlug Orden and Terraki Medal from Azerbaijan, Genghis Khan Medal, Silver Star Medal and Polar Star Medal from Mongolia and 15th Year Medal, 20th Year Medal and Independence Medal from Moldova - Gagauzia.
Dr. Akkan Suver, recognized by his endeavours in the area of Intercultural Dialogue, received Balkan Charter of Peace from Balkan Club of Peace on February 14, 2013.
Dr. Akkan Suver was awarded with Jubile Medal by the organization of BSCSIF on 9th March 2014 in Bucharest.
The most prestigious award “The Certificate for Decoration of Land of Gagauzia” presented to Dr.Akkan Suver in Moldova Gagauzia on 14th of October, 2014

John "JV" Venable

John “JV” Venable is a senior research fellow for defense policy at The Heritage Foundation.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a fighter pilot, leader, and commander for 25 years.
The focus of Venable’s research, writing, and public engagement is on plans, programs, and operational capabilities in the domains of air and space.

Guntram Wolff

Guntram Wolff is Director of Bruegel.
His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance.
He regularly testifies to the European Finance Ministers' ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale).
From 2012-16, he was a member of the French prime minister's Conseil d'Analyse Economique.
Guntram Wolff is also a member of the Solvay Brussels School's international advisory board of the Brussels Free University.
He joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro area governance.
Prior to joining the Commission, he was coordinating the research team on fiscal policy at Deutsche Bundesbank.
He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund.
He holds a PhD. from the University of Bonn; he studied economics at the Universities of Bonn, Toulouse, Pittsburgh and Passau, and he taught economics at the University of Pittsburgh.
He published a number of articles in various acclaimed economic journals.
Latest publications include: The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the European Union prepared?, The economic potential and risks of crypto assets: is a regulatory framework needed? And How to provide liquidity to banks after resolution in Europe’s banking union.