Dr Irene Morlino

Dr Irene Morlino

LSE Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
EU humanitarian aid, EU-UN relations, EU security and defence

About me

Dr Irene Morlino is an LSE fellow in European Security and Defence in the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Her research focuses on EU foreign and security policy, particularly on the empirical assessment of the effectiveness of EU humanitarian aid in third countries, in the context of wars and natural crises.

She has also focused on the impact that COVID-19 had on Italy’s political and legal dynamics during the first wave of the pandemic.

At LSE, she has taught Bachelor’s degree courses on Introduction to International Relations (IR100) and Master’s degree courses on International Politics (IR410) and European Security and Defence (IR434). She was awarded the LSE Class teacher award for the academic year 2021-2022.

Prior to joining LSE, Dr Morlino worked as a trainee for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York City, with particular attention to the ECOSOC. In the human rights and advocacy sector, she was project manager for Les Glorieuses, an association based in Paris, conducting research on gender equality policies in the context of the 2017 French presidential elections.

She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Master’s Degree in European Affairs from SciencesPo (Paris) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences from LUISS Guido Carli (Rome).

Teaching experience

  • IR100 Introduction to International Relations: Concepts, Theories and Debates
  • IR410 International Politics
  • IR4A2 International Relations: Global Applications
  • IR434 European Security and Defence policy  (current)
  • IR416 The EU and the World (current)

Not available to supervise PhD students


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Expertise Details

EU foreign and security policy; EU humanitarian aid; International Organisations (IOs)

My research