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2013 State of the Union Scientific Committee | 2013 State of the Union

Scientific Committee

The State of the Union 2013 Scientific Committee is chaired by Professor Marise Cremona, president ad interim of the EUI. It is composed of Pasquale Ferrara, secretary general of the EUI, Stefano Bartolini, director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (EUI) and Philippe Fargues, director of the Migration Policy Centre (EUI).

Marise Cremona

Marise CremonaMarise Cremona is the EUI’s president ad interim. She joined the EUI in 2006 as a professor of European law and co-director of the Academy of European Law, and was later appointed head of the Department of Law. Before moving to the Institute Cremona was based at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.

Pasquale Ferrara

Pasquale FerraraPasquale Ferrara is the secretary general of the EUI. Between 2006 and 2011 he served first as head of the press team and then head of the analysis and planning unit at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the four preceding years he was a chief advisor at the Italian embassy in Washington, DC. Ferrara’s diplomatic career, launched in 1984, has also seen him posted to Chile and Greece.

Stephan Albrechtskirchinger

Stephan Albrechtskirchinger EUI FlorenceStephan Albrechtskirchinger has been the director of the EUI’s Communications Service since 2011, before which he was a senior consultant at Holloway & Associates. He has worked in communications and public relations across Europe, including posts at the World Energy Council and the EDF Corporate University.


Stefano Bartolini

Stefano BartoliniStefano Bartolini has been director of the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies since 2006. From 1994 to 2004 he was a professor of comparative political institutions at the Institute, before spending two years at the University of Bologna. Bartolini has also held posts at the University of Geneva, the University of Trieste and the University of Florence.

Rainer Bauböck


Rainer Bauböck is a professor of social and political theory at the EUI. He is co-director of the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) and the Institute’s dean of graduate studies. Bauböck is currently on leave from the Institute for European Integration Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Philippe Fargues

Philippe FarguesPhilippe Fargues is the director of the EUI’s Migration Policy Centre, part of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He is also the founding director of the Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM) and co-director of the Florence School on Euro-Mediterranean Migration and Development.