Degree in Political Science, University of Rome, La Sapienza. 2008, elected to the Italian Parliament (Chamber of Deputies). 2008-13, member of the Italian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Secretary, Defense Committee; 2013-14, Head, Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President, Political Committee; Member, Foreign Affairs Committee; also coordinated the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation. February - October 2014, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Since November 2014, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European External Action Service and Vice-President, European Commission. Former: Member, Bureau, Party of European Socialists, Vice-President, European Community Organisation of Socialist Youth; Member, Bureau, European Youth Forum; Member, Secretariat, Youth Forum, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation. Since 2007, Member of the Democratic Party; 2013-14, Secretary for European and International Affairs. Member: IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali; Council for the United States and Italy; European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; Group of Eminent Persons, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Fellow, German Marshall Fund for the United States.