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Nathalie Tocci


Nathalie Tocci is Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen and Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has been Special Advisor to EU High Representative and Vice President of the Commission Josep Borrell. As Special Advisor to HRVP Federica Mogherini she wrote the European Global Strategy and worked on its implementation. She has been a member of Eni's Board of Directors since May 2020.
Previously she held research positions at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, the Transatlantic Academy, Washington and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence.
Her research interests include European foreign policy, conflict resolution, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Her major publications include: Framing the EU's Global Strategy, Springer-Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (author); The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution, Springer-Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (co-editor); Turkey and the European Union, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (co-author); Multilateralism in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2013 (co-editor), Turkey’s European Future: Behind the Scenes of America’s Influence on EU-Turkey Relations, New York University Press, 2011 (author); and The EU and Conflict Resolution, Routledge, 2007 (author).
Nathalie is the 2008 winner of the Anna Lindh award for the study of European Foreign Policy.


Middle East
EU external relations


  • IAI Commentaries 12/05/2022

    My European President: Ursula von der Leyen

    Nathalie Tocci

    Rome, IAI, May 2022, 3 p.

    In: IAI Commentaries 22|21

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  • Other papers and articles 01/11/2021

    The Quest for European Autonomy

    Nathalie Tocci

    in Helen Wallace, Nikos Koutsiaras and George Pagoulatos (eds), Europe’s Transformations. Essays in Honour of Loukas Tsoukalis, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 211-225

    In: Other papers and articles

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  • Other papers and articles 05/10/2021

    The European Union and Peacebuilding

    Nathalie Tocci

    in Oliver P. Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 288-299

    In: Other papers and articles

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