Prof. Federiga Bindi is Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations and Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She also holds the Dan German Distinguished Visiting Chair at the Department of Government and Justice at UNC-Appalachian State University and leads the Foreign Policy Initiative and the  Women Leadership in International Relations program at the Institute for Women Policy Research in Washington DC.

Prof. Bindi held a number of policy appointments in government, among which Fellow at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Sen. John Kerry. Prof Bindi also advised four different Italian governments and a number of international organizations such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNIDO and the World Bank on issues such as foreign policy, international trades, transatlantic relations, global governance, post-conflict reconstruction, civil servants training, higher education, youth policies, gender empowerment, women leadership. She held senior management appointments both in academia and government, such as Founding Director of the EU Center of Excellence at UniRoma Tor Vergata, Acting Director of International Affairs and Director of International Training of the National School of Administration, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels. Occasionally, she acts as a strategic consultant for international organizations, NGOs, business and senior political leaders.

Prof. Bindi served as P.I. on 10 international research networks, in addition to 10 international outreach grants, 20 students’ international mobility grants and 3 grants for Aid projects. She successfully applied for 22 individual international fellowships and grants. She thus has been a Visiting Fellow in a number of prestigious international institutions, among which the Brookings Institution, the Institute d’Études Politiques in Paris, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, the University of Lisbon and the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Prof. Bindi published seven volumes – among which The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe’s Role in the World (2010 & 2012); The Frontiers of Europe: A Transatlantic Problem? (2011); Italy and the EU (2011), Analyzing European Union Politics (2012) – is a frequent commentator on the press and on the Huff. Post. Prof. Bindi’s publications can be found here.

Fluent in six languages, Prof. Bindi has a PhD from the European University Institute, and an MA in Comparative Politics magna cum laude from the University of Florence. She took part of her graduate classes at the University of Oslo, Norway. As an undergraduate, she studied in Florence and Paris, at the Institut d’Études Politiques. Previously she was an AFS exchange student in Perth, Australia.

In her free time, Prof. Bindi is an avid skier: a former alpine ski racer, she is now a USSA Coach. Off season, she enjoys all sort of outdoors sports and travelling with her family on their 4×4 camper, the “Millennium Falcon”.