Acting Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (2023-2024) ; Senior Research Scholar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Co-Director, European Union Program
Office Phone
437 Robertson Hall

Sophie Meunier is Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. She is Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society (from July 2022) and Co-Director of the EU Program at Princeton. She is the author of Trading Voices: The European Union in International Commercial Negotiations (Princeton University Press, 2005) and The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization (Brookings Institution Press, 2001), winner of the 2002 France-Ameriques book award. She is also co-editor of several books on Europe and globalization, most recently Developments in French Politics 6 (Palgrave MacMillan 2020) and Speaking with a Single Voice: The EU as an Effective Actor in Global Governance? (Routledge, 2015). Meunier is Chair of the European Union Studies Association (2023-2024). Her current work deals with the politics of investment screening mechanisms and the political challenges posed by Chinese direct investment in the European Union, including as part of the PRISM project and the Beauty Contests grant. She was made Chevalier des Palmes Academiques by the French Government.

Selected Publications

Sophie Meunier and Christian Freudlsperger. 2024. “When Foreign Policy Becomes Trade Policy: The EU's Anti‐Coercion Instrument” , Journal of Common Market Studies, https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13593

Anna Vlasiuk Nibe, Sophie Meunier & Christilla Roederer-Rynning (2023) Pre-emptive depoliticisation: the European Commission and the EU foreign investment screening regulation, Journal of European Public Policy, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2023.2258153

"Pre-emptive depoliticisation: the European Commission and the EU foreign investment screening regulation" Journal of European Public Policy, 2023

Matthijs, Matthias and Sophie Meunier. "Europe’s Geoeconomic Revolution: How the EU Learned to Wield Its Real Power." Foreign Affairs, 22 August 2023.

"The President's Inbox": Council on Foreign Relations Podcast episode, September 5, 2023.

Sarah Bauerle Danzman and Sophie Meunier. 2022. "If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: The Rise of Investment Screening in Europe in Comparative Perspective.Revue des Affaires Européennes, 2022/4, pp. 649-656.