General (Rtd) Vincenzo Camporini was the Italian Chief of General Staff and is currently Vice-President of IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali), a prominent foreign policy think tank in Rome. He is an expert in a wide range of international security and foreign policy issues, and particularly in European security and defense policy and the development of the EU’s ability to use military tools in is foreign policy.
Anna Maria Cossiga
Anna Maria Cossiga is a University Professor specialized in geopolitics,cultural anthropology and the history of religions. Her research interests include the relations between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, ethnic identity and ethnic conflict. She is currently focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, religious fundamentalist movements and the situation in the wider Middle East.
Emidio Diodato is Associate Professor of International Politics at University for Foreigners in Perugia. He is also President of Postgraduate Course of Studies in International Relations and Development Cooperation. His research interests include the geopolitical approach to the analysis of world politics, international relations theory, Italian foreign and defense policies, and public diplomacy.
Carol Dumaine lectures at the Energy, Resources and Environment Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. In 2007-2010 she was head of the Energy and Environmental Security Directorate at the US Department of Energy. She is an expert on the security implications of climate change, energy and resources security, and innovative intelligence analysis methodologies. She retired from a career in the U.S. government in 2013.
François Géré is President of the Institut Français d’Analyse Stratégique (Paris), a non-governmental think tank. He lectures on cyber-strategy, counterterrorism, counterproliferation in various universities and French governmental institutes of higher learning. In 2011 he obtained the Castex Chair in Cyber-Strategy of the Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale. Prof. Géré is an expert on nuclear proliferation, counterterrorism, psychological warfare, information warfare, and grand strategy.
Umberto Gori is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of Florence, as well as Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies at the Academy of the Italian Navy and at the Institute for Air Force Military Sciences. He is President of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Florence). His research interests include a wide range of issues in international relations and strategic studies. His recent work has focused on cyber-warfare and the impact of cyberspace on international relations.
Lorenzo Infantino is Full Professor of Methodology of Social Sciences at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Management of the LUISS-Guido Carli University in Rome. He is also President of the Friedrich A. von Hayek Foundation – Italy. He has lectured in various universities in Europe and the US. His research interests focus on economic and social theory, the Austrian School of economics, methodology of social sciences, liberalism and epistemology.
Donald N. Jensen
Donald N. Jensen is the director for Russia and strategic stability at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Previously he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, where he editor of the CEPA Information Warfare Initiative. A former US diplomat, Dr. Jensen was Head of the Research Division at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He is an expert on the domestic, foreign and security policies of Russia, Ukraine, and the other post-Soviet states.
Andrea Manciulli, Italian MP, is President of the Italian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President of the Foreign and EU Affairs Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. He focuses on counterterrorism, foreign and defense policies. The On. Manciulli holds a degree in Modern History from the University of Pisa, and specialized in Social and Military History at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.
Maria Luisa Maniscalco
Maria Luisa Maniscalco is Research Director of the Altiero Spinelli Center, a think tank in Rome which is part of the Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence network. Previously, she was Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Rome “Roma Tre”, and director of the Master’s program in Peacekeeping and Security Studies at this university. Her research work focuses on social transformations in contemporary societies, and particularly on issues of peace, security, and dialogue.
Vittorio Pagliaro (Coordinator of the Board of Associate Fellows)
Vittorio Pagliaro is Professor of International Political Relations at the University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli,Department of Political Science, Jean Monnet, Degree course in International Relations and Organizations (ROI). He focuses on geo-anthropological strategical studies of border areas, particularly “Greater Central Asia”, Western China (Xinjiang) and Northern India (Kashmir).
Giuseppe Parlato is Full Professor of Contemporary History at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the International University of Rome (UNINT). He is also President of the Ugo Spirito – Renzo De Felice Foundation (Rome), a private research and educational institution specialized in 20th century history and culture. Prof. Parlato’s research interests focus on the Italian Risorgimento, fascism and the origins and development of neo-fascist movements.
Marco A. Quiroz Vitale is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Milan, where he teaches Sociology of Human Rights and the Ombudsman and Deontology of New Professions. His areas of specialization are civil and penal justice, law and bureaucracy, victimology and privacy. His current research interests focus on professional and legal deontology, the legal system in “liquid” modernity, the sociology of law and of public administration.
Ambassador Stüdemann is an expert on Russian, post-Soviet and Eastern European affiars, and is currently Senior Advisor to Deutsche Bank. He was advisor to the President of Ukraine, and from 2000 to 2006 he was German Ambassador to Ukraine. Previously , he was Head of the Russia Department at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs , head of Political Department at the German Embassy in Moscow, Press Attaché at the German Embassy in Moscow. Ambassador Stüdemann’s other foreign postings include the OSCE Delegation in Vienna and the German Embassy in Athens.