Matteo Garavoglia

DPIR Research Associate

Matteo Garavoglia is Professor of Practice at the Department of International Relations and Research Director at the Center for China - EU Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing. At the same time, he is also Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. His research work focuses on European integration, the European public sphere, European Union foreign policy and European Union - China relations. 

Matteo Garavoglia has previously been visiting Associate Professor at Tsinghua University’s Department of International Relations. He also served as the (at the time youngest) Italy Program Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Centre on the United States and Europe in Washington DC, Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Senior Research Associate at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). 

Earlier on, he has been Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC, Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Research Fellow at the Centre d’Études Européennes de Sciences Po in Paris and Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Earlier, 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 privately-run boutique consultancy specialising in foreign policy and geopolitical affairs.

Matteo Garavoglia has been teaching or speaking at, amongst others, the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Sciences Po Paris, the Hertie School of Governance, Humboldt University and Free University in Berlin, Heidelberg University, Vienna University of Economics, Bocconi University in Milan, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Tongji University in Shanghai and Tsinghua University, Schwarzman College and Renmin University in Beijing.

His work has been published or quoted by, amongst others, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, National Interest, the Atlantic, Voice of America, ABC News, NBC News, National Public Radio, China Global Television Network, Bloomberg, Fortune, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Politico, Deutsche Welle, CNN, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and Southern China Morning Post. His latest book monograph “Mind the European Gap - Reconciling National Politics and Supranational Policy-Making” has been published by Springer Nature. 

Matteo Garavoglia was selected as Young Leader of the Council for the United States and Italy and as Junior Fellow of the Aspen Institute Italia. He has been a member of the German Council on Foreign Relations and of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). He was nominated Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum, Munich Young Leader for the Munich Security Conference and European Young Leader for Friends of Europe. 

Matteo Garavoglia studied in Italy and Australia and then went on to receive his International Baccalaureate (IB) in the Netherlands. He was then educated at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (BA), Sciences Po Paris (MA), and the Free University Berlin (PhD). A dual German and Italian citizen, he lived in fourteen countries across four continents and speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French and some German. He lives between Beijing, Oxford and Berlin.