Antonio Missiroli

Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies

Antonio Missiroli has been the Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies since 2012. He and his team have produced a number of publications examining global trends on issues ranging from climate change to the future of the Arab world and the security of the Arctic. More recently, Dr Missiroli has been closely involved in the drafting of the recent HR/VP Report on ‘The EU in a changing global environment’.

He was Adviser at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers of the European Commission, in charge of European dialogue/outreach and publications (2010-12); Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels (2005-10), 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, he has also taught at the Universities of Bath and Trento, Boston University and SAIS/Johns Hopkins (Bologna). He is currently visiting lecturer at the College of Europe (Bruges) and Sciences Po (Paris). 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.