Dr Madalina DOBRESCU
Research Fellow, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair
Dr Madalina Dobrescu joined the College of Europe as a Research Fellow in February 2016 having previously held teaching positions at King’s College London and Royal Holloway (University of London). Her teaching expertise covers a wide range of International Relations and European Studies subjects including Foreign Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics of the European Union, European Integration and EU Foreign Policy.
Dr Dobrescu holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Bucharest, a MA in International Politics from the University of Manchester and a Phd in European Studies from the London School of Economics. Her Phd thesis explored the impact of EU civilian missions in the Eastern Neighbourhood with a particular focus on the role of national governments and local actors in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in shaping the EU’s contribution to conflict management and domestic reforms on the ground. Dr Dobrescu’s research interests revolve around the European Union’s foreign policy and in particular the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), as well as processes of Europeanisation, external governance, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, all of this with respect to the Eastern dimension of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy.
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