Prof. Mario Telo born in 1950, in Cremona, Northern Italy. Bachelor in Florence, Master in history of Political thought (Diploma di specializzazione, 1978) in Rome-Sapienza, Doctor in philosophy, Florence University, Researcher in political sociology, followed by the Italian titles of Associated professor and Professore ordinario (in History of political thought). Telò was Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles since 1986/87, “J. Monnet Chair ad personam” since 1994 (courses of International relations, Comparative politics, European integration, History of political thought). He is also a former Director of the political studies Department of the IEE-ULB (1989-2004), and President of the Master in European politics. From 2005- to 2009, worked as the President of the Institute for European Studies, ULB, then Vice-President of the same Institute (2009-2015), as well as the director of the PhD School in EU studies, ULB and of the Erasmus mundus PhD school GEM (2000-2020).
Prof. Telo is currently Emeritus ULB and Professor of EU integration at the Department of political science, LUISS-Rome, of Comparative regionalism at the LUISS School of Government and of Regionalism and Global governance at the Master EU studies IEE-ULB. He was elected as member of the Royal academy of sciences since 2006, Scientific responsible for the Royal Academy of sciences “Rencontres internationales”, Brussels. Prof. Telo is author of numerous publications, more than 40books and 200 academic articles.