Marc Pierini

Visiting Scholar
Carnegie Europe

Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.

Marc Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.

Pierini was a career EU diplomat from December 1976 to April 2012. He was EU ambassador and head of delegation to Turkey (2006–2011) and ambassador to Tunisia and Libya (2002–2006), Syria (1998–2002), and Morocco (1991–1995). He also served as the first coordinator for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, or the Barcelona Process, from 1995 to 1998 and was the main negotiator for the release of the Bulgarian hostages from Libya from 2004 to 2007.

Pierini served as counselor in the cabinet of two European commissioners: Claude Cheysson, from 1979 to 1981, and Abel Matutes, from 1989 to 1991. He has published three essays in French: “Le prix de la liberté,” “Télégrammes diplomatiques,” and “Où va la Turquie?.”

Pierini is a member of the International Council of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille.

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  • Two Botched Referendums
    • November 03, 2017

    Two Botched Referendums

    Iraqi Kurdistan, like Catalonia, must move on to peaceful negotiations over the modalities of equitable coexistence.

  • What Will Follow Syria’s Hot Summer?
    • August 27, 2015

    What Will Follow Syria’s Hot Summer?

    The road to a political agreement in Syria remains long and bumpy as the priorities of different actors continue to diverge widely.

Education

MA, Economic Sciences, University of Aix en Provence 

Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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