Loris Zanatta is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is author of several books and articles, published in Europe and Latin America, and commentator on Latin America in various media. Among his works are "Del Estado liberal a la Nación católica. Iglesia y Ejército en los orígines del peronismo. 1930-1943" (Buenos Aires, 1996), "Perón y el mito de la Nación católica. 1943-1946" (Buenos Aires, 1999); "Historia de la Iglesia argentina" (Buenos Aires, 2000), "Breve Historia del peronismo clásico" (Buenos Aires, 2009); "Eva Perón.
Armando Sanguini is Senior Scientific Advisor at ISPI. He started his diplomatic career as commercial attaché in Ethiopia and then in Spain as Vice-Ambassador.
Alessandro Pio is Senior Scientific Advisor at ISPI. Previously, he worked as Resident General Director of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) North American Representative Office (NARO) in Washington DC. Pio joined ADB in 1993 and became programs economist for Viet Nam, where he was posted from 2000 to 2004, and Country Director in Sri Lanka, where he helped coordinate the aid agencies post-tsunami reconstruction response. Before joining ADB, he was a professor at Bocconi University where he taught macroeconomics and development economics.
Antonella Mori is Head of the ISPI Latin America Programme. Ph.D. in Economics at the Catholic University of Milan; MSc in Economics of Latin America, University of London and BA in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University. She teaches Macroeconomics and Economic Prospects at Bocconi University and Macroeconomics and Political Economy at the Master's course in Diplomacy at ISPI. In 2011 she received an official award from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for having favoured the strengthening of Italian-Latin American relations.
Alberto Martinelli is Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Milan, Dean of the Political Sciences Faculty (1987-1999). President of the International Social Sciences Council. Past President of the International Sociological Association. President of the Fondazione AEM. Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic; Gold Medal from the City of Milan; Member of the Lombardy Institute of Sciences and Letters; editorialist for Corriere della Sera.
Seamus Hughes is the Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University and Associate Research Fellow for the ISPI Center on Radicalization and International Terrorism. He is an expert on terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, and countering violent extremism (CVE). Hughes has authored numerous reports for the Program including ‘ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa’ and ‘The Threat to the United States from the Islamic State’s Virtual Entrepreneurs’.
Maurizio Ferrera is ISPI Scientific Advisor for the Europe and Global Governance Centre. He is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Milan. He was Visiting Professor in several foreign universities, including the London School of Economics, UC-Berkeley, McGill, the Juan March Institute in Madrid and the EUI. He took part over the years to many Commissions and Working Groups set up by the Italian Government, the European Union, OECD and ILO.
Eugenio Dacrema is an Associate Research Fellow for the Mediterranean Centre at ISPI. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Trento.