Dr Matteo Garavoglia is Research Associate at both the Centre for International Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford as well as a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He is also Senior Fellow and Director of the European Public Sphere Project: a multi-annual research effort engaging top-level movers and shakers from politics, business and media to develop actionable and policy-oriented proposals aimed at nurturing a pan-European public sphere.
Previously, Matteo was the Italy Program Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Centre on the United States and Europe (Foreign Policy Program). He also served as Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), as Research Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes de Sciences Po in Paris, as Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and as a contributor to an Italian boutique geostrategic consultancy company.
Matteo has been teaching or has been invited as guest speaker and lecturer at, amongst others, Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University and Georgetown University. His work has been published in or quoted by, amongst others, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the National Interest, the Atlantic, Voice of America, ABC News, NBC News, National Public Radio, Chine Global Television Network, Bloomberg, Fortune, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Politico, CNN, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs.
Matteo has been involved in policy for some time. Outside academia, he worked with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and a variety on non-governmental organizations. At the same time, he has been a member of the Council for the United States and Italy (elected Young Leader in 2014), of the Aspen Institute Italia and of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
Matteo studied in Italy and Australia and then received his International Baccalaureate in the Netherlands. He was educated at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (BA), at the Centre d’études européennes de Sciences Po Paris (MA), and at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (Otto-Suhr-Institute) of the Freie Universität Berlin (PhD). Matteo lived in twelve different countries across four continents and speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.