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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert
Professor of History and International Studies


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Western Europe

European Union and Transatlantic Relations


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Background and Education
Gilbert was educated (B.A. hons Politics, 1983) at Durham University and was awarded a PhD in contemporary history by the University of Wales (1990). Before joining SAIS, he was associate professor in contemporary history and international studies at the University of Trento and lecturer in European studies at the University of Bath. He began his academic career as assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College. Gilbert is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies since 2015. He is serving as Chair of the 2018 Cundill Prize.

Author of The World since 1945: An International History (co-author, 2016); Cold War Europe: The Politics of a Contested Continent (2014); European Integration: A Concise History (2011); A Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy (co-author 2007, 2nd edition); Storia politica dell'integrazione europea (2005); Surpassing Realism: The Politics of European Integration since 1945 (2003); The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics (co-author 2001); The Italian Revolution: The End of Politics, Italian Style? (1995). He has contributed numerous articles to refereed academic journals of history and politics. His work on current affairs has appeared in The National Interest, Survival, World Policy Journal, and on For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal website.

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