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About the Speech:

In his address to the IIEA, Dr. Antonio Missiroli, Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies, analysed the emerging role of defence in the changing European security and defence agenda. He addressed the need to work together on European defence policy and putting the “D” back into CSDP. Finally, Dr. Missiroli spoke on current actions being coordinated and undertaken across the European Union to redefine its foreign and security policies in order to become a stronger global actor.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Antonio Missiroli became Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies in October 2012. Previously, he was Adviser at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission, in charge of European dialogue/outreach and publications (2010-2012); from 2005-2010, he was Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels; and from 1998-2005, he was a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the W/EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris. 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, as well as Boston University and SAIS/Johns Hopkins (Bologna). He is currently visiting lecturer at the College of Europe (Bruges) and Sciences Po (Paris).