Sebastien Maillard

Associate Fellow, Europe Programme

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Sébastien Maillard is special advisor to the Jacques Delors Institute, working in its Centre Grande Europe. He previously served as director of the think-tank, which he joined in 2016 after a career in journalism at La Croix, a French daily newspaper. He was a correspondent in Brussels (2007–10) and Rome (2013–16), covering Pope Francis’ pontificate. He also co-headed the newspaper’s world desk and covered President Macron’s first presidential campaign.

Sébastien Maillard has taught EU affairs at Sciences Po, from which he is a graduate, and at Boston College. He has written in-depth articles in several reviews and is a frequent media commentator. He is the author of Qu’avons-nous fait de l’Europe? and published an interview-book with former Italian PM, Enrico Letta, Faire l’Europe dans un monde de brutes. He was appointed Chevalier to the Ordre du Mérite in 2021.

Past experience

2017-23 Director, Institut Jacques Delors (Paris)

 Rome Correspondent, La Croix

2010-13 Deputy Head, World Desk, La Croix
2007-10 Brussels Correspondent, La Croix
2001-04 Lecturer on EU affairs, Sciences Po (Paris)