School of Politics and International Relations

Gabriel Pierard

 Gabriel Pierard


Research Topic: Is there an E.U. “border diplomacy”? The integration of border management and control into the scope of the EU Common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP)

Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wolff

Research Interests: Migrations, Border Management and the “geo-politicisation” of borders (more specifically within the context of the following European Union policies: Common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP), Neighbourhood Policy, Humanitarian and Development Policies, Justice and Home Affairs policies)


  • Master in public policy (Sciences Po Paris),
  • Master in public law (incl. E.U. law) (Paris II Panthéon-Assas University),
  • Master in international relations (Johns Hopkins University S.A.I.S., Washington D.C.)

Work Experience:

Gabriel has 20 years’ professional experience, in public policy consulting & evaluation; strategy & management consulting; as well as Government and International Organisations, in France, the U.K., North Africa and South-Asia.

Gabriel has managed or contributed to a wide range of evaluations and impact assessments of E.U. policies/regulations/directives and projects, for various institutions: Directorate Generals of the European Commission (JUST and HOME; ECFIN; ENTR; ECHO; ENV; MARE; SANCO; EAC); the European Parliament; the European Investment Bank; E.U. agencies; the O.E.C.D. and other international organisations. He has practised a wide range of policy areas, such as: Development Aid; Economic policy; E.U. Justice and Home Affairs; EU structural funds; Environment & climate change. He has also contributed to strategy and (re)organisation assessments of International Organisations and EU agencies.

Gabriel has been an internal evaluator with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, Senior Manager with the public policy evaluation practice of Ernst & Young in Paris, and project manager with ICF-GHK Consulting in London.  Prior to that, he also worked in management consulting and business intelligence in Paris and London. He also worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he administered the cultural & cooperation section of the French Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Gabriel was also a lecturer, between January 2012 and June 2016, at Sciences Po. Paris (PSIA – Paris School of International Affairs), teaching the class: Evaluating Public Policy: European policies, within the Master in International Public Management (MIPM).


“The role of Frontex in the context of the situation at the Greek-Turkish border”, CERISCOPE Frontières, 2011 (Sciences Po- CERI Research Journal)