Pierpaolo Settembri is an EU official since 2007, currently working as Assistant to the Director-General for Mobility and Transport in the European Commission. He is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Course offered: “Negotiation and Decision-Making in the EU: a simulation game”

Previous professional affiliations:  Previously, Professor Settembri worked in the Secretariat General of the Commission as a coordinator for G7/G20 matters and external policies and in the General Secretariat of the Council, mainly dealing with development and trade. Pierpaolo Settembri has also been teaching for several years at LUISS "Guido Carli" in Rome.

Prior to joining the EU institutions, he has been a Fulbright Scholar and Global Emile Noël Fellow at New York University, a researcher at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, a research fellow at LUISS “Guido Carli” in Rome and a teaching assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Education: Political scientist by training (LUISS “Guido Carli”, 2001), Pierpaolo holds a Master in European Politics from the College of Europe (2002) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florence and Sciences Po - Paris (2006).

Other professional activities: Pierpaolo has also been teaching at Sciences Po - Paris.

Research interests: His publications on various EU-related topics include several articles in international journals, a co-authored book on learning how EU negotiations work through simulation games (2012), a monograph on the farm lobby in Europe (2008) and a co-edited volume on the impact of enlargement on the EU institutions (2008).