Marta Dassù is Editor-in-Chief of the Aspen Institute Italia’s journal Aspenia and Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute. She is member of the Board of Directors of Finmeccanica.
She was Italy’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2011 to February 2014.
She has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Confindustria and is a member of the Trilateral Commission.
She sits on the Board of Directors of IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali), in Rome, as well as on the Board of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; she is member of the Advisory Council of the European Policy Centre in Brussels; she is member of the scientific committee of the LUISS School of Government in Rome.
She is a regular contributor to the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
She has written or edited various studies and essays on international relations, including The Reform Decade in China: from Hope to Dismay (Kegan Paul International, 1992), and is author of the memoir Mondo privato e altre storie (Bollati Boringhieri, 2009).
She was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 2003.