Thomas Christiansen holds a Chair in European Institutional Politics in the Department of Political Science at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and is also part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence. He is Executive Editor (with Simon Duke) of the Journal of European Integration and co-editor (with Sophie Vanhoonacker) of the “European Administration Governance” book series at Palgrave Macmillan. He has published widely on different aspects of European integration. He recently co-authored, with Christine Neuhold and Anna-Lena Högenauer, Parliamentary Administrations in the European Union (London: Palgrave, 2016). Security Relatins between the EU and China: From Convergence to Cooperation?, co-edited with Emil Kirchner and Han Dorussen, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.