Joseph Dunne is currently a senior resident fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC. He is also a visiting fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Joseph is a director in the Directorate General for European Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS), most recently with responsibilities covering the Library of Parliament, a developing Comparative Law Library, the Archives of the European Parliament, and Citizens’ Enquiries.
Previously, as acting director for Impact Assessment and European Added Value from 2013 to 2015, Joseph was instrumental in setting up the impact assessment and evaluation capacity in the Parliament and developing new scrutiny tools in the area of Better Regulation.
Joseph has also worked in the European Parliament as head of Secretariat for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (2004–2012), was deputy chef de cabinet for President Pat Cox (2002–2004), worked in the Cabinet of the Secretary General from 1999 to 2002, and served as head of service on the Secretariat of the Conference of Committee Chairmen (1996–1999).
Before the Parliament, Joseph spent nine years in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs which included a period as Secretary of the Embassy in Madrid (1982–1986).
He edited the first edition of Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe in April 2014.
Joseph has a B. Mod from Trinity College Dublin and a M.A. in EU Law from King’s College London.