Stephan Keukeleire (BE) has been a visiting professor at the College of Europe since 2001. He was Chairholder of the TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy (2011-2013) in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies since 2011. Stephan Keukeleire is Jean Monnet Professor of European Foreign Policy at the ‘Leuven International and European Studies’ Institute (LINES) of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and Director of the ‘Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives’ and ‘Master of European Politics and Policies’ at the KU Leuven. He also is a senior member of the Leuven Center for Global Governance Studies (LCGGS).

In the past he gained experience with the practice of EU foreign policy when working at the cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs and at the European Parliament. He is a graduate of the University of Leuven, the University of Hull and the University of Strasbourg. His research and publications on EU foreign policy mainly focus on the CFSP and CSDP, EU diplomacy, the EU’s structural foreign policy, an ‘outside-in perspective’ or ‘decentring’ EU foreign policy EU relations with the BRICS, Kosovo and DR Congo, and on. Stephan Keukeleire is the co-author of the widely used textbook "The Foreign Policy of the European Union" (Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition with Tom Delreux). He is the coordinator of the specialized Online Resource Guide Exploring EU Foreign Policy.

His other publications as author or co-author include:

  • (2017) ‘Informal Division of labour in EU foreign policy-making’, Journal of European Public Policy (with Tom Delreux).
  • (2016) ‘Beyond EU Navel-gazing: Taking Stock of EU-centrism in EU Foreign Policy Analysis’, Cooperation and Conflict, 51(3), pp. 345-364, (with Floor Keuleers and Daan Fonck). 
  • (2016) ‘Voting cohesion of the BRICS countries in the UN General Assembly 2006-2014: a BRICS too far?’,  Global Governance, 22(3), pp. 389-407 (with Bas Hooijmaaijers).
  • (2016) The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges, Abingdon: Routledge (Series: ‘Routledge Advances in European Politics’) (with Smith, M., and Vanhoonacker, S. as co-editors)
  • (2015) ‘Competing structural powers and challenges for the EU’s structural foreign policy’, Global Affairs, 2015, 1(1), pp. 43-50 (with Tom Delreux)
  • (2015) ‘Conceptual Gaps in China-EU relations: Global Governance, Human Rights and Strategic Partnerships - Review’, Global Affairs, 1(1), pp. 105-107 (with Ching Lin Pang)
  • (2015) ‘The EU, structural diplomacy and the challenge of learning’, in Smith, M, Keukeleire, S. and Vanhoonacker, S. (eds), The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 198-214 (with Floor Keuleers and Kolja Raube) (ISBN: 978-0-415-73228-4).
  • (2015) ‘Structural Diplomacy in Action: the EU and Kosovo’, in Smith, M., Keukeleire, S. and Vanhoonacker, S. (eds), The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 195-231 (with Daan Fonck and Raphael Metais) (ISBN: 978-0-415-73228-4).
  • (2015) ‘Analysing Foreign Policy in a context of Global Governance’, in Gunther Hellmann and Jørgensen, Knud Erik (eds.), Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World, Palgrave Macmillan, Book Series: Palgrave Studies in International Relations (with Simon Schunz).
  • (2014) ‘Lessons for the Practice and Analysis of EU Diplomacy from an “Outside-in” Perspective’, in Gstöhl, S. and Lannon, E. (eds.), The Neighbours of the European Union’s Neighbours: Diplomatic and Geopolitical Dimensions beyond the European Neighbourhood Policy, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 227-241.
  • (2014) ‘The EU’s Human Security Agenda within the Context of International Law’, in Aaron Matta and Tamara Takacs (eds.), 'Human security as a tool for comprehensive approach for human rights and security linkages in EU foreign policy', 5 CLEER Working Papers , pp. 11-20 (with Anna Wardell).
  • (2014) ‘The EU, Eastern Partnership and Russia’, in Mario Telò (ed.), European Union and New Regionalism: Regional Actors and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 263-277 (with Irina Petrova).
  • (2014) 'The BRICS and other Emerging Power Alliances and Multilateral Organisations in the Asia-Pacific and the Global South: Challenges for the European Union and its View on Multilateralism’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 52 (with Bas Hooijmaaijers).
  • (2013) Keukeleire, S., “European Foreign Policy beyond Lisbon. The Quest for Relevance” in Govaere, I. and Hanf, D. (eds.), Scrutinizing Internal and External Dimensions of European Law, Liber Amicorum Paul Demaret, Vol. II, P.I.E. Peter Lang, Brussels, 2013, p. 831-840
  • (2013) ‘De “veiligheid-ontwikkeling nexus” en de securitisering van het EU-beleid ten aanzien van ontwikkelingslanden’, Res Publica, 55(4), 541-544.
  • (2013) 'The Security-Development Nexus and Securitisation in the EU’s policies towards developing countries’, in Carbone, Maurizio (ed.), ‘Special section: The EU and the Developing World’, Cambridge Review of International Relations, 26(4), pp. 1-17. (with Kolja Raube).
  • 'EU-India relations and multilateral governance: where is the "strategic partnership"?' (2012), New Delhi, The Foreign Policy Research Centre Journal, no. 13, 2013, pp. 118-122, (with Hooijmaaijers Bas).
  • 'The EU's Rule of Law promotion in its Neighbourhood: a Structural Foreign Policy Analysis' (2013), EU Diplomacy Paper, no. 4/2013, Bruges, College of Europe, January 2013 (with Raphael Metais and Charles Thépaut)
  • (2012) Keukeleire, Stephan and Arnout, Justaert, ‘EU Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Structural Diplomacy: Comprehensiveness, Coordination, Alignment and Learning’, DSEU Policy Paper, 12 February 2012.
  • (2012) ‘Analysing the position of the European Union in the United Nations system - analytical framework’, in J. Wouters, et al. (eds.), The European Union and Multilateral Governance: Assessing EU Participation in United Nations Human Rights and Environmental Fora. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 25-45. (co-authors: Schunz Simon, Bruyninckx Hans, Basu Sudeshna, Wouters Jan).
  • (2012) ‘The Common Security and Defense Policy: Development, Added Value, and Challenges’, in Federiga Bindi (ed.), The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe's Role in the World, Washington: Brookings Institution Press (co-author: Kolja Raube).
  • (2012) 'Informal governance and networks in EU foreign policy’, in T. Christiansen and C. Neuhold (eds.), International Handbook on Informal Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2012 (with A. Justaert).
  • (2011) Keukeleire, S., Thépaut, C., "Crise interne, crise externe?", Le Jeu De l'Oie, n°4, December 2011, pp. 36-38
  • 'The EU Foreign Policy towards the BRICS and other Emerging Powers: Objectives and Strategies' (Ad Hoc Study), Keukeleire, S., Mattlin, K., Hooijmaaijers, et al. (2011), Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate-General for External Policies.
  • 'The European Union's policy on Kosovo' (2011), in Koutrakos, P. (ed.), European Foreign Policy: Legal and Political Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 172-202.
  • ‘The European Union, the BRICs, and the Emerging New World Order’ (2011), in Hill, C. and M. Smith (eds.), International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, pp. 380-403.
  • ‘The European Union’s policy on Kosovo’ (2011), in Koutrakos, P. (ed.), European Foreign Policy: Legal and Political Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 172-202.
  • ‘The EU and global multilateral governance - an interdisciplinary research project: Research Notes (Part 3)' (2010), Journal of Contemporary European Research, 6(3).
  • The EU’s Security Sector Reform Policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo’ (2010), European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Special Issue 1, Vol. 14.
  • ‘EULEX Kosovo’ (2010), in Blockmans, S., J. Wouters and T. Ruys (eds.), The European Union and Peacebuilding. Policy and Legal Aspects, TMC Asser Press, pp. 353-374.
  • ‘Reappraising Diplomacy: Structural Diplomacy and the Case of the European Union” (2009), in Brian Hocking and Jozef Batora (eds.), The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 4(2), pp. 143-165.
  • 'The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor: Internal, Traditional and Structural diplomacy' (2008), in Rees, W. and M. Smith (eds.), The International Relations of the European Union, SAGE Publication, pp. 289-309.