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Francesco Saverio Montesano is a PhD candidate within the GLOBALGOALS project at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and throughout his academic and professional career he has specialised in international relations, global governance and foreign policy analysis. Prior to joining the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, he worked as a researcher at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague and at the College of Europe in Bruges, where he focused on the foreign and security policy of key global actors. Within the GLOBALGOALS project, he draws on IR-based theoretical and analytical frameworks to study the steering effects of the SDGs at the international level, with special emphasis on whether and how they affect processes of change towards sustainability integration.

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