• Position :
  • Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the CSDS

    Coordinator for Student Learning and Faculty Support and for the Executive Training in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management (GRACM)

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0) 2 614 81 80
  • E-mail :
  • giulia.tercovich@vub.be
  • Office hours :
  • by appointment
  • Nationality :
  • Italian
  • Languages :
  • English, French, Italian
  • Education :
    • PhD in Political Science – Warwick University and Université Libre de Bruxelles
    • MA in International Science and Diplomacy - Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy (2011)
    • BA in International Science and Diplomacy - Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy (2008)
  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: Present

    • Introduction to Academic Writing and Critical Thinking (HUM101)

    Vesalius College: Spring 2017

    • International Affairs Research Methods (POL371)

    Vesalius College: 2012-present

    • Executive Training in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management


  • Research area(s) :
    • EU Inter-regional relations
    • Crisis Management and Civil Protection
    • ASEAN
    • Innovative Teaching
  • Other relevant information:
  • Edited Books

    • Koops, A.J., and Tercovich, G. eds. (2018) ‘European Approaches to United Nations Peacekeeping: Towards a stronger Re-engagement?', Routledge, 2018.

    Special Issues

    • Koops, A.J., and Tercovich, G. eds. (2016) 'A European Return to UN Peacekeeping?', International Peacekeeping, 23 (5).

    Peer Reviewed Articles

    • Koops, A.J., and Tercovich, G. 'Introduction: A European Return to UN Peacekeeping:Opportunities, challenges and ways ahead', International Peacekeeping, 23 (5), November 2016.
    • Tercovich, G. 'Italy and UN peacekeeping: constant transformation', International Peacekeeping, 23 (5), November 2016.
    • Tercovich, G. 'Towards a Comprehensive Approach: The EEAS Crisis Response System', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 22 (3), September 2014.

    Books Chapters

    • Tercovich, G. (June 2018) ‘A quest for Legitimacy: the evolution of the EU in the Humanitarian aid and Crisis Management field’, in C. Morsut and D. Irrera (eds.) Security Beyond the State:The EU in an Age of Transformation.

    Articles, Essays & Reviews

    • Tercovich, G. (2017) ‘Interregionalism and the European Union: a post-revisionist approach to Europe’s place in a changing world (Book Review)’, Global Affairs 3(2), July 2017. Link
    • Tercovich, G. (2017) ‘Providing for Peacekeeping: Country Profile Italy’, New York: International Peace Institute / George Washington University, April 2017. Link
    • Tercovich, G. (2015) ‘EU-CELAC Partnership: make it real, make it political’, Global Governance Institute (GGI) Commentary, June 2016. Link
    • Tercovich, G. (2014) ‘Mogherini’s First EU Foreign Affairs Council: focus on Ukraine and Middle East’, Politics Reconsidered: Warwick Expert commentary blog, November 2014. Link
    • Tercovich, G. (2014) ‘EU programmes and action in fragile and conflict states: next steps for the comprehensive approach’, Wilton Park Conference Report (WP1318), February 2014. Link
    • Tercovich, G. and Koops, J.A. (2013) ‘Assessing the EU's Joint Communication on the Comprehensive Approach: Implications for EU Crisis Response and Conflict Prevention’, GGI Briefing Papers, December 2013
    • Koops, J.A., Shahin, J., Smythe, C., Tercovich, G. and Vandebriel, Z. ‘The EU and the GCC in Global Governance: Limitations and Future Potential, Gulf Papers, Geneva: Gulf Research Centre, December 2013
    • Tercovich, G., Jurgenliemk, H. and Koops, J.A. ‘Written Evidence on the Future of the EU's External Action Service (EEAS) and the EU's role and impact in global governance’, UK House of Lords' EU Sub-Committee on External Affairs, December 2012, p.99


  • Honours & Awards :
  • Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the European Commission (2014-2018)