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Francesco MARCHI, PhD



Francesco MARCHI is Director of the Research and Training program “Negotiators of Europe” at the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (ESSEC IRENÉ) . 

He regularly delivers training on negotiation in several European institutions and EU bodies. He teaches a course on Negotiation at ENA, a course on European Negotiation at the Master of European Affairs of the Institut d’études politiques of Paris (Sciences Po) and at the Master of Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations of the University of Catania (Italy).

Before joining ESSEC IRÉNÉ, he was a lecturer of Comparative Political Systems and European Union Politics at the Dallas Southern Methodist University (Paris) and at the Institute of European Studies (Paris). He also worked as a research assistant at Notre Europe (think-tank founded by Jaques Delors) when he collaborated as a facilitator to the first pan-european deliberative poll organized in partnership with the Stanford University Center for Deliberative Democracy. Since 2003 he has been a member of the steering Committee of the Cluny European Summer University (ENSAM) where he organizes the simulations of the European Council and the negotiation workshop for students coming from all over Europe.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris (Sciences Po). His research focused on the constitutional Convention chaired by Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and the negotiating behavior of governmental actors. In this framework he was a visiting research fellow at the CEFRES (Prague) and the Instituto Affari Internazionali (Rome) within the CONNEX and CONSENT European networks of excellence. He holds a MA in European Studies (with Honors) from the Ecole doctorale of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, a Certificate of International Studies from the School of International Studies and Law of Coventry and a Laureate in Political Science and International Studies (Magna cum Laude) from the Faculty of Political Studies of Catania.