Jacopo Maria Pepe holds a masters in International Relations/international political economy from the Freie Universität Berlin, the Universität Potsdam, and the Humboldt Universität and a PhD in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin.
Between 2010 and 2015 he worked as research fellow at the Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies, and between 2012 and 2013 for the German State Railway Company DB Schenker-Rail in Russia/CIS Service Design and Strategy Department. He has advised the Italian Foreign Ministry on issues related to Turkey, the Middle East, and Eurasia and spent five months as senior visiting research fellow at the Edwin Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, in Washington, DC. He is a former DAAD and Ebert scholarship holder.
An analyst of global and Eurasian geopolitics and geo-economics, his main research interests are the political economy of transport, infrastructure, logistics, and energy in the post-Soviet realm and in greater Eurasia. He is also interested in geopolitics and geo-economics of trade against the backdrop of changing supply and value chains trends. He contributes regularly to, among other publications, the Aspen Institute online magazine and lectures in the US, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. His PhD thesis “Beyond Energy: Trade and Transport in a Reconnecting Eurasia” will be published soon.
His latest book “Beyond Energy: Trade and Transport in a Reconnecting Eurasia” has been published with Springer Verlag in January 2018.