Expertise: Economic Security, US-EU Trade Policy, transatlantic relations, TTIP
Hugo Grondel is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, where he also completed a BA degree in History.
His research has focused on transatlantic relations in the 21st century and more recently on the ongoing negotiations between the US and the EU to conclude the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Hugo’s thesis analyzes the influence of neorealist and neoliberal theories on transatlantic relations in the post 9/11 world.
As part of his graduate studies, Hugo works at the Economic Department of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he is active in the TTIP policy field and assists in creating a strategy for the Embassy’s public outreach on the upcoming free trade agreement.