Antoine, Anthony

Advisor to the Director
+32 50 47 11 00
Research Interests 

Regional Integration
European and Global Security


MSc., Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Biographical Statement 

Anthony Antoine holds a degree in Political Science (Licentiaat Politieke Wetenschappen, 1994, summa cum laude) and studied as Erasmus student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Central Lancashire (Preston, UK) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Centre d'Etudes en Relations Internationales et Stratégiques). Recently, he also obtained a Management Certificate from the Solvay Brussels Business School (ULB). As researcher, he was linked to the Centre for Peace and Security Studies of the VUB's Politics Department where he used to be responsible for the course "European Security".

At the outset of his career, he worked on projects creating educational modules over the Internet. Between 1998 and 2002, he helped develop e-learning modules over the Internet on proliferation and non-proliferation of chemical and biological weapons [together with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (International Relations and Security Network, ETHZ)]. He also helped create similar modules on regional integration (2002-2003) for UNU-CRIS when the institute just started. He remains interested in distance learning processes and in new or blended ways of teaching.

Within the Euro-Atlantic Foundation, an NGO created under the auspices of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, he was Project Director and consultant for internet communication for parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe (1997-2002).

After having worked for NATO's Office for Information and Press (1995-1997) he became CEO of the companies Allied Consultants and Dune Enterprises (1997-2002), where he dealt with electronic (crisis-)communication at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Western European Union (WEU), the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Stability Pact, various international Parliamentary assemblies and the Belgian Federal Government.

Since 2002, Anthony is full-time Executive Director of the Institute for European Studies (IES). He is also member of the Audit Committee of the Erasmus Hogeschool and Advisor to the President of the Brussels University Alliance (BUA). He combines his function at the IES with the part-time special advisor to the director role at UNU-CRIS.