ECECP Junior Fellows

  • Andrea MONTANARI

    Junior Postgraduate Fellow

    Andrea is from Italy and is currently pursuing a Double Master’s Degree at Sciences Po Paris and Peking University. Throughout his academic career, he also studied at the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Geneva, with a main focus on Diplomacy and International Public Governance. He has a solid background in security and European Affairs, and is motivated to look into the areas of cooperation between China and the European Union. In parallel to academia, Andrea leads the EU research desk for “Orizzonti Politici”, an Italian think tank. His main activities include monitoring policy-making at the European level, setting the editorial agenda for the think tank’s publications, managing the external partnerships, and editing the articles written by his fellow analysts before their publication on the website.

  • Benjamin RUFIN

    Junior Postgraduate Fellow

    Benjamin has an International Relations Master’s from Queen Mary University of London, complemented by an Economics and Politics degree from the University of Bristol. His research primarily centres around political communication and governance issues, driving his ambition to assess climate policies and their efficacy in both China and the EU. Following a two-year tenure with the French Department of Education, Benjamin now engages in research analysis of immigration laws for the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Benjamin is a Franco-American and is a native English and French speaker. He can also communicate in Spanish and Portuguese.