Federiga Bindi

Federiga Bindi, PhD

Visiting Scholar

1717 Massachusetts Ave. N.W, Washington DC

Background and Education

Prof. Federiga Bindi is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins in Washington DC and a tenured Professor of Political Science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata where she is the Founding Director of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration. Prior to CTR, Prof. Bindi was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) (2008-2010).

In the past, Prof. Bindi has been a researcher at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) (Oslo), the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut d'Etudes Européens (Bruxelles), the Instituto Ciências Sócias of the University of Lisbon, the Universidade Católica de Portugal and at Sc.Po. (IEP), Paris.

Prof. Bindi has an extensive experience in government, both at the national and international levels.

In 2012, she was a Fellow in the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee under then President John Kerry, working on European politics, Transatlantic Relations and International Education issues.

In 2008-2011 she served as Senior Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, working on Transatlantic Relations, Global Governance, Afghanistan, Aid to development. In particular, she led the Italian efforts for civil reconstruction in Afghanistan by creating and she coordinates the Italian training programs for Afghani diplomats and civil servants. In 2010, Prof. Bindi was asked by the Italian government to set up the International Relations Department of Italian National School of Public Administration (SSPA), which she did; she then served as Director of International Training.

In 2012-14 Prof. Bindi was on leave to direct the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, a public diplomacy and cultural diplomacy agency of the Italian government in the EU Capital.

Prof. Bindi is very engaged in promoting women leadership in International relations; she is currently working on a book project and has organized a number of training in this field.

Prof. Bindi holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University Institute (Florence). She previously got her MA in Comparative Politics magna cum laude from the University of Florence . She studied as an undergraduate in Florence and Paris, at the Institut d’Études Politiques, while she took part of her graduate classes at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Prof. Bindi’s most recent publications include Italy and the EU, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, 2011; The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe’s Role in the World, Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC, 2010; 2nd revised edition (with Irina Angelescu) 2012; The Frontiers of Europe: A Transatlantic Problem? (with Irina Angelescu), Brookings Institution Press, Washington, 2011; Analyzing European Union Politics (with K. Eliassen), Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012