Posted on 15 March 2019
In a move to strengthen the academic governance of the EUI, the President, following a decision of the High Council of the EUI, announces the creation of two new Dean positions among EUI Faculty. Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the EUI, explained that ‘these appointments equip the EUI to reach its strategic objectives - reaching out globally and strengthening support to research - and to further improve its performance.
Professor Bernard Hoekman was appointed Dean of External Relations. Currently, he is Robert Schuman Chair and Director of the Research Area ‘Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development’ at the Global Governance Programme. Prior to joining the EUI, he worked as the Director of the International Trade Department, and Research Manager in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He has also worked as an economist in the GATT Secretariat, and has held visiting positions at Sciences Po in Paris. As Dean of External Relations, Professor Hoekman will build and consolidate the EUI’s strategic partnerships with organisations worldwide.
The new Dean of Research is Professor Federico Romero. Professor Romero is currently Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration, Co-Director of the Alcide de Gasperi Research Centre, as well as the Director of the ERC project PanEur1970s. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics and the College of Europe, and was a Visiting Fellow at Columbia University. As Dean of Research, Professor Romero will develop EUI’s research strategy together with the President, and will provide support to academic units in developing their research activities.
The new deans will work alongside the already-existing Dean of Graduate Studies, a position introduced at the EUI in 2003. Claire Kilpatrick, Professor of International and European Labour & Social Law, is Dean of Graduate Studies.
Professors Bernard Hoekman, Federico Romero and Claire Kilpatrick