Dr Madalina Dobrescu is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Prior to joining the EUI, Dr Dobrescu was a Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Chair at the College of Europe (Natolin, Warsaw) and 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’s research interests revolve around the European Union’s foreign policy and specifically its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), as well as processes of Europeanisation, external governance, peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Her regional expertise concerns mainly the eastern dimension of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy with a particular focus on Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
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.