Thierry Chopin holds a PhD in Political Science from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris). He has been Head of Research at the Robert Schuman Foundation between 2005 and 2018. He lectured at the Paris XI University between 1998 and 2000 and directed a seminar at the Inter-Armies Defense College between 2004 and 2006. He has also served, between 2007 and 2008, as scientific advisor to the Strategic Analysis Center (a consultative body working for the Prime Minister of France. He currently teaches at the College of Europe, Bruges, at Sciences Po and at Mines ParisTech. Thierry Chopin became CERI associate expert in 2009.
He is Special Advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute since November 2018.