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Jacques Rupnik

Visiting Scholar 2015-2016


Jacques Rupnik

Rupnik is Director of Research at the Centre de Recherches Internationale (CERI) at Sciences Po, France, where he also serves as Professor of Political Science. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Beyond academia, Rupnik has held numerous positions advising on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. During the Balkan crisis, he was Executive Director of the International Commission for the Balkans and drafted its report Unfinished Peace. As member of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, he co-drafted The Kosovo Report. Rupnik was an advisor to Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic. He is currently a member of the scientific council of the Prague Institute of International Relations, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation in The Hague and the International Forum for Democracy Studies in Washington.

Rupnik has a long affiliation with CES ever since he earned his Master’s degree at Harvard. He was a Visiting Scholar at CES twice before. This time, he will research the European Union’s confrontation with both external challenges that stem from the implosion of its Eastern and Southern neighborhoods and internal challenges emerging from the internal economic crisis.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Senior Research Fellow, Sciences-Po

Other Material

Political Science

Areas of Expertise:
Democratic Transition in Eastern Europe and the Balkans
European Integration

Research Topic:
Bad Neighborhoods: Europe’s Crisis and the Challenges of its Peripheries