Madalina Dobrescu holds a Phd in European Studies from the London School of Economics. Her Phd thesis explored the conditions under which incumbent regimes in the European Union’s eastern neighbourhood cooperate effectively with EU civilian missions by adhering to and adopting the objectives set out by their mandates. Madalina’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, primarily with respect to the eastern dimension of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy.
Prior to joining the EUI, Madalina was a Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Chair at the College of Europe (Natolin, Warsaw).
During her time as a Max Weber Fellow, Madalina will work on a project exploring the motivations of third countries for actively participating in the EU’s security and defence policy through contributions to CSDP missions.
She co-taught a graduate course on the EU, the Wider Neighbourhood and Foreign and Security Policy Cooperation. During her doctoral studies, she also taught at undergraduate level at King’s College London and Royal Holloway (University of London) on 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