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Marius Ghincea is a Ph.D. Researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, pursuing a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences. Simultaneously, he is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna.  His research agenda focuses on the identity/security nexus, foreign policy analysis, transatlantic relations, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and global political orders. He also provides policy-oriented consultancy and assistance to various private and public actors.

Prior to joining the European University Institute in 2019, he worked for various think tanks specialized in foreign and security policy, political risk and provided freelance assistance to interested actors. He worked for the George Washington University, the Parliament of Romania, and several NGO’s on policy research in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and the United States.

His Ph.D. research project – The EU and a World in Crisis – is a study of the interlinkages between international politics, multi-level foreign policy, and national identity. Through a mixed methodology cross-cutting epistemological barriers, he seeks to investigate the successes and failures of EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy from a Constructivist perspective.

He previously studied at the University of Bucharest (UB), from where he gained his B.A. degree (first class), at Central European University (CEU), where he was awarded an M.A. in International Relations (with Distinction), and at the George Washington University, where he pursued a Masters of Public Policy as a Fulbright Scholar and Global Leaders Fellow.

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