Marie Vandendriessche is a senior researcher and research coordinator at the EsadeGeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona/Madrid) and a teaching fellow at Esade’s Department of Society, Politics and Sustainability. Her work focuses on the interface between energy and climate change, covering policy, global governance, and geopolitics. Her research has been published by the European University Institute’s Florence School of Regulation, the Brookings Institution’s Energy Security and Climate Initiative, and the Journal for European Integration, among others.
In addition, Marie is the project manager for the Horizon 2020 project ENGAGE (Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe) and researches in other European Commission-sponsored projects at EsadeGeo, such as GLOBE (Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios), and MERID (Middle East Research and Innovation Dialogue). Marie holds a masters degree in international relations from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), focusing on international environmental and climate politics. Her doctoral research at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona focuses on regime complex evolution and institutional choice, particularly in the fields of energy and climate change.