European University Institute State of the Union
Speakers -  State of the Union


Luigi Narbone

Luigi Narbone is Director of the Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI. Previously, he was Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Saudi Arabia, acting as non-resident Ambassador to Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait, and held numerous positions at among others: the EEAS; the DG for External Relations; the EC Delegations in the Russian Federation, Chile, and Turkey; the UN and the UNDP. A graduate of the University of Bologna and Johns Hopkins University SAIS, he has been a NATO Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar and taught classes at the University of Chile in Santiago.