Francesco Giumelli is assistant professor at the Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) of the University of Groningen.

He has been Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies of Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) from 2008 to 2013. For five years, Francesco taught courses on the European Union, Terrorism, International Organizations and International Relations Theories. In Prague, he was also a member of the Center for Security Studies (C4SS) at MUP. foto_perso_chiara

He graduated in Political Science at the University of Bologna and holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Florence’s Italian Institute of Humanistic Sciences. His doctoral thesis focused on international sanctions of international organizations and was shortlisted for the Jean Blondel Prize in 2010, which is assigned to the best doctoral dissertation of ECPR members.

In 2011, he published “Coercing, Constraining and Signalling. Explaining UN and EU Sanctions after the End of the Cold War” with the ECPR Press.

In 2013, he published his second book “The Success of Sanctions: Lessons Learned from the EU Experience” with Routledge (previously Ashgate).

Francesco was a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute in 2010/2011 and Visiting Researcher at the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.

During his Ph.D studies, Francesco was a visiting student at MIT and later a visiting fellow at the Kroc Institute at Notre Dame University. Since 2007, Francesco is a member of the Targeted Sanctions Consortium (TSC), a group of more than forty scholars and policy practitioners from around the world coordinated by Prof. Thomas Biersteker and Hon. Sue Eckert on the effectiveness of UN targeted sanctions regimes and was a fellow in the European Foreign Policy and Security Policy Studies (EFSPS) financed by the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the VolkswagenStiftung foundation, working on a project on EU sanctions efficiency.

Beyond his work on sanctions, Francesco studies issues concerning the role of private actors in security and governance related issues.