Dear members of the IEE community,
Dear membrs of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Dear colleagues, dear students and alumni,
The authorities of the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences would like to inform you that the tribute ceremony to Professor Mario Telò will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023, at 5 p.m. at his beloved Université libre de Bruxelles,
Salle des Marbres (Grand Hall)
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 50.
It will be followed by a reception at the Institut d’études européennes (39, avenue Franklin D Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles).
Please confirm your attendance at the following e-mail address
Book of condolence
A book of condolence will be open at the Institut d’études européennes. It will also be possible to pay your respects on the day of the ceremony.
If you cannot be present in Brussels, you may leave a message by using the comment box at the end of this page. We will collect them for Professor Telò’s family.
Final resting place
Following the ceremony at the ULB, Professor Telò will be repatriated to Cervia, Italy, where he will be laid to rest alongside his parents Walter and Maria Luisa. A tribute ceremony will also be held in Cervia, the date of which will be communicated in the coming days by his family.
President of the l’Institut d’études européennes
Professor in Political Science
Academic coordinator of the Horizon Europe projects RED-SPINEL and
GEM-DIAMOND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Joint Doctorate Network
Dean f.f. of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Professor of Philosophy
I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Professor Mario Telò. I had the great privilege of being his student during my Master’s degree in European Politics at the Institut d’études européennes / Université libre de Bruxelles, from 2002 to 2004. He was also the supervisor of my thesis on the European Union’s external relations and Interregionalism. I will always remember his inspiring, humanistic style and humour. A thought of comfort for all that also had the chance to meet him and my condolences to the family. À toujours Professeur Telò!
Mes très sincères condoléances.
Mario était un professeur exceptionnel, un chercheur infatigable et un grand humaniste.
Et aussi un collègue sympathique et sachant faire confiance à ses collaborateurs
Ho un carissimo ricordo del Prof. Telò, che è stato mio relatore di tesi all’IEE-ULB. Sentite condoglianze alla famiglia.
Je connaissais la réputation de Mario Telo bien avant de devenir un modeste enseignant associé, praticien, à l’IEE. Il m’a accueilli si gentiment, j’en étais honoré. Ceci, et la coopération avec Prof. Romana Coman (et le collègue VUB Prof. Luciano Morganti), m’ont incité à faire à l’IEE un petit projet de recherche, qui a abouti au programme d’innovation Stars4media.
J’ai côtoyé Mario lors de la dernière réunion du Comité Stratégique de l’IEE. Bien que fatigué, il continuait à fournir des idées nouvelles et des bons conseils.
Mario: ton exemple continuera à nous inspirer!
Christophe Leclercq (fondateur EURACTIV & Europe’s MediaLab)
Mario a eu un role important dans ma vie. Il m’a fait connaitre l’IEE, où j’ai étudié pour deux ans sous sa guide. Et il m’a choisi comme assistante a l’université de Bari, ouvrant ainsi mon chemin dans le monde académique.
Tu me manquera enormement, cher Mario, mai je sias aussi que tous tes ensegneiments restent avec moi.
Un très grand calin à Carole, Alessandro e Andrea.
Dear sir or madam whom it may concern,
I hereby leave my message for the late Prof Mario Telò;
Dear Prof Mario Telò,
It was great to meet you last year, and thank you for arranging my visiting research project in IEE-ULB. On the day of your passing, a number of researchers belonging to Waseda University, including Prof Hidetoshi Nakamura, one of the co-editors of “The European Union and Japan: a new chapter in civilian power cooperation?” where you wrote a chapter, were at IEE for the first on-site EU-Japan Forum in three years. We are so sad to hear your passing, but we are on your brilliant legacy forever.
Requiescat in pace. My deepest condolences to your beloved family.
Toutes mes condoléances à la famille de mon regretté collègue Mario Telo.
Que ce message d’un de ses anciens collègues à l’IEE/ULB soit reçu, dans un partage de grande tristesse avec sa famille, comme un témoignage de profonde estime pour sa féconde marche scientifique au service de l’unification de l’Europe.
Mario being such a global figure it was my pleasure to get to know him first at a conference at Fudan University in Shanghai! I was well aware of his expertise in the development of the EU institutions, but few such experts had his global perspective. The last IEE event I attended in his presence coincided with the beginning of the Covid crisis early in 2022. Sincere condolences to his family and good luck to those continuing hos work at ULB, IEE and around the world.
I only met Professor Telò on a few occasions, but it was clear to me he was a shining light; a much admired and respected Professor and a kind and wise scholar. My condolences to his family and all at ULB.
Toutes mes condoléances à la famille de mon collègue Mario Telo. Mario était un travailleur infatigable et passionné. Il aura été à la source de nombreuses collaborations scientifiques internationales dont un certain nombre avec ses collègues du Québec et du Canada. Merci Mario.
The passing away of Professor Mario Teló is a great loss to both academia and practitioners of international relations. For over 25 years I had the privilege and pleasure of co-operating with him. Mario gave me always positive energy, even if we could talk only a few minutes during the break of a lecture or conference at the ULB or elsewhere. Occasionally, we discussed at some length our views on world and European affairs. Mario always managed to put this in a conceptual context, with references to theories of international relations. This is not chartered territory for an international lawyer like me. Over the long period of our association, I learnt so much from Mario on academic approaches of international and European politics and often read his papers and newspaper contributions. He also applied rigorous academic standards on the papers of our students as well as on those of ourselves. I very much enjoyed to participate in several of his books projects; lastly that of FEPS on Reforming Multilateralism in Post-Covid Times (2020) and his book with the Belgian Royal Academy on USA, China and Europe. Alternative Visions of a Changing World (2020). Mario has left a great mark on my work and career through both his academic contributions and his positive energy, enthusiasm, and joyful friendship. For this I will be eternally grateful to him and his family, no doubt with many others. Fortunately, we can still build for a long time to come on the intellectual legacy of Professor Mario Teló of the IEE of ULB.
Nico Schrijver, Leiden University & Council of State, the Netherlands
Mario was a real intellectual, deeply collaborative and interested in making Europe and the world better for human beings. He had a natural talent for connecting people to one another — and he certainly helped to connect me to the rich world of European international relations scholarship. I will miss him.
Robert O. Keohane, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, USA.
Je n’oublie jamais tous les souvenirs avec vous, Professeur Telò, quand on a vu à Bruxelles et à Shizuoka. Vous m’avez toujours accueilli très amicalement. Toutes mes plus sincères condoléances.
Dear Andrea, Alessandro and Carolina,
It is with great sadness that I have learnt that Mario in no longer with us! He was my mentor and great friend for over twenty years. My grief is shared by my colleagues at IEEM as well as my family. This institute was also his home in China, a place where he felt welcomed and where we spent happy times together with you and Lucia. His teaching was always much anticipated by his students because they knew he would share with us his immense knowledge on all matters related with his scholarship and experience in contributing to European construction for decades. It is indeed a great loss for all of us.
We were fortunate to share with him in these last few years a meaningful project that we named the Multiple Modernities Seminars and corresponding books, which is a call for dialogue between different, sometimes even distant, political cultures during challenging times.
I am deeply moved by your invitation to join you in Brussels for his funeral services. However, as much as I would have love to do so, I am not able to travel in the coming week due to heavy previous commitments that I have here in Macau.
My deepest sympathy and friendship!