Ruben David is a Research Assistant at the ISPI Centre on Business Scenarios, with a focus on issues related to climate change and energy. He is the ISPI coordinator for the Task Force on “climate change, sustainable energy and environment” at the Think 20.
He is conducting research as a PhD student at the School of International Studies at the University of Trento. His research analyses the role both the EU and China have played in shaping the global climate regime beyond their borders, in the context of UN multilateral cooperation. During his doctoral studies, he was a visiting researcher at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges. He worked as a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission in DG Energy.
Ruben has earned a BA and an MA in European and International Studies from the University of Trento. He holds a diploma in Transnational Governance from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and spent a semester at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil investigating the favelas pacification process. He holds a Master in Diplomacy from SIOI (Rome). He has interned at the Italian Permanent Mission to the UN (Vienna) and at the UNRWA Representative Office to the EU.