Renata Zilli

Renata Zilli

Researcher, ECIPE

Renata Zilli is a researcher at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), a think tank based in Brussels. She is a graduate of the master’s degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. She also received a master’s degree in International Relations and International Trade and Commerce Law from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

Over the last years, Renata has been involved in different research projects working with public and non-profit entities, such as the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) at the British Consulate in Sydney, the office for the implementation of the USMCA at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.  She has co-authored policy papers published by the Elcano Royal Institute, ECIPE and Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Renata has taught at several academic institutions, such as the Anahuac University in Veracruz and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Puebla, where she served as director of the undergraduate program in International Relations. She’s currently a visiting professor for the postgraduate diploma in International Trade Negotiations at El Colegio de México, where she teaches the module on trade, globalization, and development.

Renata was part of the “Leaders of Tomorrow” cohort of the 51 Symposium at St. Gallen University in Switzerland. Her opinions are frequently cited in various media outlets in Mexico, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars.

Renata grew up in Xalapa, Veracruz, México and is a dual citizen of Mexico and Italy.