Francesca Ghiretti
Analyst
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Francesca Ghiretti covers EU-China relations with a focus on economic security, China's global investments, China's footprint in Southern Europe and UK-China relations. Before joining MERICS, she worked as a Research Fellow Asia at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome leading a project on the Belt and Road Initiative in Italy. Previously, she also worked as a geopolitical analyst for CQS, a London-based hedge fund and as assistant to Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former Secretary General of NATO.

Ghiretti is finishing a PhD from King’s College London, where she is a Leverhulme fellow at the Centre for Grand Strategy. She holds a master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University and the Clingendael Institute, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages, markets and cultures (curriculum China) from the University of Bologna.

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Francesca Ghiretti

Analyst

Francesca Ghiretti covers EU-China relations with a focus on economic security, China's global investments, China's footprint in Southern Europe and UK-China relations. Before joining MERICS, she worked as a Research Fellow Asia at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome leading a project on the Belt and Road Initiative in Italy. Previously, she also worked as a geopolitical analyst for CQS, a London-based hedge fund and as assistant to Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former Secretary General of NATO.

Ghiretti is finishing a PhD from King’s College London, where she is a Leverhulme fellow at the Centre for Grand Strategy. She holds a master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University and the Clingendael Institute, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages, markets and cultures (curriculum China) from the University of Bologna.

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