Paolo von Schirach is the President of the Global Policy Institute, (GPI). Paolo von Schirach is also a Professor in the EMBA Program at BAU International University. His research and teaching focuses on international economics, competition policies, and industrial innovation.
Von Schirach is the founder and Editor of the Schirach Report, an online publication that offers commentary and analysis on politics, economics and international security. He is a frequent lecturer and commentator for radio and TV on US foreign and domestic politics and global issues.
Paolo von Schirach holds higher degrees from the London School of Economics; Georgetown University where he was also a Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow in the Government Department; the University of Pisa, Italy; and the Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.
He worked as a Research Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS. This was followed by filling the role of Director of Communications, and later on Senior Research Fellow, at the Atlantic Council. He was Deputy Director of the Global Security Project at Georgetown University. More recently, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, (MSFS). He has been a frequent lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute, (FSI), the Federal Government's primary training institution for officers of the U.S. foreign affairs community.
Paolo von Schirach has extensive professional experience in international economic development. As Team Leader and Senior Investment and Trade Promotion Specialist, for over 25 years von Schirach led teams (mostly) in South East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa which designed, executed and evaluated large portfolios of development projects on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP); The World Bank; The African Development Bank, (AfDB); The United States Agency for International Development, (USAID); The European Union Commission; Business Climate, (BizClim); the Government of Finland; The German Technical Cooperation Agency, (GTZ); and other donors based in Asia, Africa and Europe.