Clesse Armand

Clesse Armand

Director of the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies; Ph.D. (Luxembourg)

Dr. Armand Clesse, born on 15 November 1949 in Eschdorf (Luxembourg), has been director of the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies since its creation in 1990. He was a special counsellor to the Government of Luxembourg from 1986 to 1994, working with Prime Minister Jacques Santer, the Foreign Ministry and the Defence Ministry. Before he was a lecturer at the University of Trier, a visiting professor at the University of Saarbrücken (Political Science Department), a visiting research fellow at the Africa Institute of South Africa in Pretoria, a lecturer at the Miami University Center in Luxembourg and a guest professor at the Max Planck Institute in Starnberg. He studied German philology and literature, philosophy, political science, European economics and European law at the University of Bonn, in Paris (Sorbonne; Institut d’Etudes Politiques; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), at the London School of Economics, the College of Europe in Brugge and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He got a PhD in History and Civilisation from the European University Institute in Florence in 1982. Dr. Clesse published and edited a number of books on European and international affairs (see the titles of his publications on internet: www.ieis.lu)