Dirk De Bièvre is professor of international politics and Chair of the Department of Political Science. He studied Dutch and English linguistics and literature in Leuven, political science and international relations in Louvain-la-Neuve and Konstanz, and obtained his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in 2002. He conducts research on international institutions, economic policy making, and the political economy and the external relations of the European Union. He is co-convenor of the Standing Group on International Relations of the European Consortium for Political Research.