Hugo Brady joined the CER in May 2005, as a research fellow on EU institutions and justice and home affairs (JHA). Mr. Brady writes and commentates on the future of the EU’s Schengen area of passport-free travel which is dependent on member countries agreeing effective common approaches to both migration and security policy. He has published reports on counter-terrorism strategy, the development of EU migration policy and collective European efforts to tackle international organized crime, including through better co-operation between prosecutors and police. In 2010 and 2011, Hugo was consulted by both the European Commission and UK House of Lords on the development of an EU strategy for internal security. In June 2011, he was invited to address the inaugural European Police Chiefs Conference in The Hague and asked to contribute ideas to a summit of EU leaders called to debate European migration policy and the reform of the Schengen area. His other research interests include Britain’s European debate, the connections between EU foreign policy and the justice and home affairs field, and European co-operation in civil (i.e. non-criminal) justice matters. He previously worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland and as a researcher at the Institute for European Affairs in Dublin. He holds a M.Econ.Sc (European Economic and Public Affairs) from University College Dublin and a Diploma in European Law from the Law Society of Ireland. He has a degree in journalism from Dublin City University. He is fluent in English, French, and Gaelic languages.