Professor of Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. Vice-President of the Institute of European Studies (IEE, ULB), Jean Monnet Chair "Problems of Political Union in Europe", Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Belgium , President of the International GARNET PhD School since 2008. He served as advisor to the European Parliament, European Commission and European Council Presidency and has had numerous visiting academic appointments in Europe, Japan, South-East Asia and the Americas. He is the central coordinator of the first Global Doctoral program Erasmus Mundus in EU studies and International relations, among 9 world's universities (GEM, Globalization, Europe, Multilateralism, 2010-16). His recent publications include "European Union and New Regionalism",(ed) Ashgate, 2007; "State and Europe", (in French) Labor Bruxelles 2005; "Europe: a Civilian Power?" (Macmillan-Palgrave 2005), (ed) "The EU and Global Governance", Routledge, 2009, "International Relations. A European Perspective", with foreword by R.O.Keohane, Ashgate and Université de Bruxelles, 2009.