EU Practitioner Associated with the Program

Alexandre Stutzmann has been the Diplomatic Adviser of the last three Presidents of the European Parliament (Hans-Gert Pöttering, 2007-2009; Jerzy Buzek, 2009-2012; Martin Schulz, 2012- ) since January 2007. His role as leader of the President's diplomatic team is to advise on and to coordinate the President's activities in all foreign policy related areas.

Mr. Stutzmann joined the European Parliament’s General Secretariat in 2001 as a spokesperson in the Directorate General for Communication. He then moved to the Secretariat of the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he dealt specifically with the Mediterranean, the Arab World, the Middle East Peace Process, and human rights issues. He also worked as the adviser to the Director General for External Policies.

A graduate in German studies, political science, and law from the Ecole Normale Supérieure as well as the Sorbonne University in Paris, Mr. Stutzmann was also a postgraduate scholar at the European University Institute in Florence (1997-2001), where he focused on international relations, while teaching political science at New York University (1999-2001). A French native, his languages include German, English, Italian and Spanish.

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