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Laurent Baechler studied International Relations and Economics in Paris. He received his PhD in Economics in 2000. He taught at the Marmara University in Istanbul and at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, before joining the teaching staff of Science Po Paris in 2003. Since 2005, he has been working with IE•EI and directs the module "Economy and Globalisation" of the Anglophone Branch. Since 2013 he is Director of the Anglophone branch. Laurent Baechler has been conducting research on sustainable development issues, particularly on energy and climate policies, for more than 15 years. He is currently working on sustainable development policies in emerging countries. He is also scientific advisor and coordinator of the new collection "Planète en jeu" (Planet at stake) at DeBoeck editions. He translated (from English into French) two economics textbooks by Paul Krugman, "Microeconomics" and "Macroeconomics" (2009).


François BAFOIL

François Bafoil assure la co-direction du programme Global Energy policies and Governance à Nice et à Berlin avec un cours sur “Geopolitics and energy”. Directeur de recherche au CNRS.
Il a obtenu son doctorat à Sciences Po et son habilitation en sociologie à diriger des recherches à l’université de Grenoble 2. Il est diplômé en hilosophie et en polonais (INALCO). En poste à l’université de Lodz en Pologne en 1984, puis chercheur à Berlin de 1988-1994 (Fondation Alexander von Humboldt, WZB), il rejoint le CERI en 2003. En 2002-2003, il est expert européen en charge de l’évaluation ex ante au ministère de l’Economie à Varsovie et en 2007-2008, conseiller spécial à l’OCDE pour le Territorial Review Poland. Il a enseigné dans les universités de Cologne, Shanghaï (Fudan), Istanbul (Bilgui) et Berlin (CIFE). Il est membre des comités scientifiques de l’Institut für Europäische Politik de Berlin, du Centre for Social Studies (PAN) de Varsovie et Centre for Social Studies (PAN) de Varsovie et du Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE). Il développe, dans le cadre de la sociologie, des études comparatives sur l’Europe centrale et orientale et l’Asie du Sud Est et sur les politiques de l’énergie. Il enseigne au sein du Master Théorie Politique de Sciences Po un cours intitulé : « Sociologie et psychanalyse. Max Weber et Sigmund Freud. Approches comparées du rationalisme ».


Emre GÜR

Emre GÜR is a graduate of the IEHEI as well as of Marmara University Public Administration Department. He started his career with intensive work in the Civil Society network between Turkey and EU, and has contributed to various projects within this framework. He worked at Bahcesehir University, in charge of cooperation with CIFE, followed by a traineeship at the Directorat General Europeaid of the European Commission in Brussels. Currently, he is the managing partner of Barem Consultancy, representative of CIFE in Turkey, and consultant & trainer on Project Management and PCM. He has working and teaching experience also on Civil Society Organisations Management, EU Development Policies, Funding and Networking and various related topics. He is the Secretary General of Turkey Europe Foundation and member of its board. In the framework of the MAEIS, he is in charge of a workshop on Project Cycle Management.

Rachel GUYET

Rachel GUYET is Director of the Master in global energy transition and governance. She is a doctor in political science and project manager at CERI-Sciences Po. She works on issues of fuel poverty and fuel transition at the territorial level in Europe. She also teaches at the European campus of Sciences Po Paris in Dijon.



Susann Heinecke, born in 1979 in Apolda/Thuringia, has studied political science, cultural studies and journalism in Leipzig and Lyon. She worked at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum and the University of Leipzig, department of political science. 2003-2007 Robert Bosch Foundation scholarship and lectureship at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the Free Russian-German Institute of Journalism in Moscow, as well as at the School of International Relations of the St. Petersburg State University. Regional coordination of the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s lectureship program in Russia in 2004-2005. She participated in the Robert Bosch Foundations’ doctoral program at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) “Central and Eastern Europe on the way into the 21 century” in 2005-2007. Consultant for the CIS countries at the state chancellery of Brandenburg in 2007-2009. Doctoral thesis about the German policy towards Russia at the University of Cologne in 2011. Since 2011, she is a research associate at CIFE and currently coordinates a PhD Support Programme for doctoral students from Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus (EUCACIS). Since 2019 she is Director of the MAEIS (Master), European Policy and Governance - Trilingual Studies.
Language skills: German, English, Russian, French, Spanish.
Research interests: foreign policy analysis, German foreign policy, German-Russian relations, Russian foreign and domestic politics and developments of the CIS region, cultures and politics of memory, theories of international relations.



Arnaud Leconte is in charge of the Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs (GEGPA) organised with the School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli. He is a Doctor of Economics. Arnaud Leconte is a researcher in economics and a graduate of the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of St. Gallen. He focuses his research on the economic policies of collaboration between the European Union and the Mediterranean countries to achieve sustainable development.


Frédéric LÉPINE

Frederic Lepine was born in Namur (Belgique) in 1966. He studied political sciences at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). Since 1994, he is journalist in the academic journal of the CIFE, L'Europe en formation, and was appointed Editor-in-chief in 2001. This scientific quarterly is specialised in the political field, encompassing European Integration, Federalism and International Relations. Since 1994, he is also teaching federalism in CIFE Masters' programmes. In particular, he is the director of the "Federalism and Governance" module. From 1996 to 1999, he was the director of studies of the Collège universitaire d'études fédéraliste, summer school organized in Aosta (Italy). From 2001 to 2009, he was also the Administrative director of the CIFE. He is now Deputy Director General. His research is focusing on the history of federalist ideas, and the connection with multi-level governance.


Jean-Claude VEREZ

Jean-Claude Verez is an economist and Associate Professor at the University of Artois. He is teaching at the IEHEI since 2005. He worked several years abroad, thereof two years in Niger as international expert for the UNDP and six years in Turkey as Professor at the University of Galatasaray in Istanbul, where he was appointed Vice-Rector from 2002 to 2004. His research specializes on international economy (among them development economy) and on issues of educational policies. He is a Researcher at LEAD (Laboratory of applied development economy, University of Toulon – Var), as well as a member of the research group DREEM (Development of euro-mediterranean economical researches, CNRS, University of Paris Dauphine). He is also on the editorial board of the journal « Mondes en développment ».



Matthias Waechter was born in Bonn in 1965. After his studies of History and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Freiburg, Paris, and Rochester, he took his PhD at the University of Freiburg in 1994. In the same year, he joined the faculty of the history department of the University of Freiburg, where he received his "Habilitation" in 2004. He was a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute Paris in 1997/98 and a Fulbright Fellow at New York University in 1999. In 2000, he joined the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales, first as a DAAD Visiting Professor and as its Director (2005-2013). Since 2013, he is Director of CIFE. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Freiburg and teaches international relations at EDHEC Business school. In 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He specializes in U.S. history, contemporary France, Franco-German relations and European integration. In his research, he focuses on problems of collective identity, historical consciousness, political myths and transnational intellectuals. For his book Die Erfindung des amerikanischen Westens. Die Geschichte der Frontier-Debatte (1996), he received the Gerhard Ritter Prize. His book Der Mythos des Gaullismus. Heldenkult, Geschichtspolitik und Ideologie (2006) was awarded with the Franco-German Parliamentary Prize and the DaimlerChrysler Services Prize.