Michele Casadei (IT) is part-time Research Assistant to the Baillet-Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, since January 2019.

His working background include the European Parliament (2016-18), Italy’s Permanent Representation to the European Union (2015) and China’s country office of UNEP (2015). During his stay in China, he also cooperated with the think tank “ThinkIn China”.

Michele holds a Double Degree MA in International Relations (2013-16) awarded by LUISS “Guido Carli” in Rome, Italy, and by China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) in Beijing, PRC. While studying for his Bachelor in Political Science in LUISS (2010-13), he spent a semester as Erasmus exchange student at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium.

Fields of interest: diplomacy, China, EU decision-making processes, European politics, sustainable development, energy, digital innovation