Wilson Center Experts
Michael J. Geary
Michael J. Geary is Assistant Professor at Maastricht University in The Netherlands where his lecturing and research focuses on Modern Europe and the European Union. A First Class Honours graduate (summa cum laude) of the National University of Ireland, he holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. In January 2012, he was awarded a European Parliament-Geremek Research Fellowship to the College of Europe (Warsaw). In 2010-11, he became Ireland’s first recipient of a Fulbright-Schuman Professorship in EU-US studies, and lectured during the fall semester at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Geary is the author of two books: Enlarging the European Union: The Commission Seeking Influence, 1961-1973 (New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and An Inconvenient Wait: Ireland’s Quest for Membership of the EEC, 1957-73 (Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2009). He has published articles, book chapters and Op-Eds on the European Union and its policies, including the current economic crisis, comparative European politics, and Transatlantic Relations, as well as on British and Irish political and economic affairs.
He serves as a Member of the Advisory Council of the European Movement Ireland. Prior to joining Maastricht University in 2009, he worked at the General-Secretariat of the EU Council of Ministers in Brussels. He previously held lecturing and visiting positions at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Malaysia (Sabah), and has presented invitational lectures at American University, Indiana University, the Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Sardinia, the United States Department of State, Antwerp Management School, and Florida International University.