Benedetta Girardi is a strategic analyst at HCSS. Her primary research interests regard geopolitics, European defence and security policy, and transatlantic relations.
Previous research projects to which she has contributed have focused, among others, on the European role in the Indo-Pacific, as well as on integrated air and missile defence and arms control. Before working at HCSS she has been Regulatory Policy Analyst at Reckitt Benckiser, where she focused on matters of sustainability related to the analysis of the European Green Deal and its effects on supply chain.
She holds a MSc in European Affairs (cum laude) from Sciences Po Paris, with a specialization in politics and public policy. Previously, she earned her BA in International Studies (cum laude) at the University of Leiden and McGill University in Canada.