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Eva Michaels is a Researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) where she contributes to a project on ‘Envisioning a New Governance Structure for a Global Europe’ (ENGAGE). She also teaches two core courses of IBEI’s MA in International Security.

Prior to that, Eva was involved in research projects on ‘Learning and Intelligence Use in European Foreign Policy’ (INTEL) and ‘(In)Forming Conflict Prevention, Response and Resolution: The Role of the Media in Violent Conflict’ (INFOCORE), both at KCL. She also worked as a Teaching Fellow in European Foreign Policy at KCL.

Eva obtained a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London (2016). Her thesis explored the behaviour of France and the United Kingdom in the preparation phase for EU military operations in Africa. Earlier experience included working with think tanks in London, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Brussels and Johannesburg.


Research Interests

  • EU Security and Defence Policy
  • Intelligence-policy nexus in European crisis responses
  • EU-Africa security relations
  • International Relations Theory

Eva’s research focuses on the theory and practice of European foreign policy, the intelligence-policy nexus in European crisis responses and political leadership in European security policy.