Caterina Carta

Programme Director

Professor Dr. Caterina Carta is the Programme Director of MA programmes of Diplomacy and Global Governance (MADAGG) and Global Security and Strategy (MAGSS). She is assistant professor of International Relations at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). Before joining the School, she was Associate Professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City) where she held the Canada Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. Caterina held teaching and research positions in several universities, including the University of Siena, the London School of Economics (LSE), Kent at Brussels, Westminster University, Université Laval and the ULB.  She has taught courses in Public diplomacy, Thesis writing, EU institutions, EU policy making, Theories of International Relations, EU foreign policy, Theories of European integration and Global politics. Her research interests include foreign policy, cultural and public diplomacy, International Organizations and Discourse Theory and Analysis. 

Her publications include The European Union’s Diplomatic Service: Ideas, Preferences and Identities (Routledge, 2012); Making Sense of Diversity: EU’s Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis (ed. with J.-F. Morin, Ashgate, 2014); and Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: Between the Domestic and the International (ed. with R. Higgott, Palgrave, 2020).

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)

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European leadership in Cultural, Science, and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID)

Period March 2016 - February 2019
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European Commission - Horizon 2020


Online info session on MA programmes at BSoG

Event on 23.03.2023
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Master Graduation Ceremony

Event on 28.01.2022
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Event on 23.04.2021
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Two BSoG Summer programmes kick off on 30 May

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