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Andrew Maitland Moravcsik

Part-time Professor

Florence School of Transnational Governance

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[email protected]

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Annika Oksanen

Working languages

English, German, French, Italian

Andrew Maitland Moravcsik

Part-time Professor

Florence School of Transnational Governance


Andrew Moravcsik is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. There he also serves as Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and Founding Director of both the European Union Program and the International Relations Faculty Colloquium.

He holds a lifetime appointment as distinguished affiliated Professor at the Technische Universität München. He has also held positions at Harvard University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Moravcsik is known for his academic research and policy writings on European integration, international organisation, human rights, qualitative/historical methods and American and European foreign policy. He also developed the theory of liberal intergovernmentalism to explain European Union (EU) policies and earned recognition for his work on liberal theories of international relations. He is active in teaching and developing qualitative methods, including the development of 'active citation,' a standard designed to make qualitative social science research more transparent.

Before beginning his academic career, Moravcsik held policy positions as an international trade negotiator at the US Department of Commerce, special assistant to South Korean Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hahn-Been, press assistant at the Commission of the European Communities, and editor of a Washington-based foreign policy journal. Subsequently he has been affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, German Marshall Fund, Munich Security Conference, Institut Français des Relations Internationales, and the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, among other international research institutes.

Over the past two decades, he has written over 200 public commentaries on world politics, including cover stories in Newsweek, Prospect and Foreign Affairs, where he currently serves as Europe editor. In addition, he has writes on classical music, especially opera, for the Financial Times, New York Times, Opera Today, and other publications, and also conducts scholarly research in that field.

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