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Francesca Leso

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Research Assistant, (inRESPONSE) project


Francesca Leso is a PhD candidate in the program Politics, Policies and International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués. Her PhD dissertation explores the European Union’s relations with Eastern Europe in the wake of the 2022 war in Ukraine. Her research fields of interest are the European Union’s foreign policy towards its Eastern neighbourhood and critical geopolitics. She holds a MA in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a MA in International Security from IBEI.