Lorenzo Vidino is an academic and security expert specialised in Islamism and political violence within Europe and North America. Currently, he directs the Radicalization and International Terrorism Centre at ISPI. He also worked at ETH Zurich, the RAND Corporation, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Vidino worked as a lecturer at Tufts University, the University of Maryland (START), the National Defense University and at the University of Zurich.
Stefano Maria Torelli is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. His research topics include International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa, Jihadist movements and the Kurdish question. He teaches History and Institutions of the Middle East at the University IULM in Milan and is the coordinator of the summer school on the International relations of the Middle East at ISPI. Since 2013, he has been the Scientific coordinator of the "Atlante Geopolitico Treccani".
Valeria Tisalvi is Research Trainee for ISPI's Centre on Cybersecurity. She holds a MA in International Relations at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. Her Master thesis focused on Cyber Warfare and its impact on International Relations and, thus, on the International Security. Previously, she worked as a Junior Analyst at the Military Affairs Desk of Ce.S.I. - Centro Studi Internazionali, after an internship as Research Assistant at the International Centre for Democracy and Democratization where she worked on WMD, Disarmament and Non-proliferation.
Valeria Talbot is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Head of ISPI's Middle East and North Africa Centre, in charge of Middle East Studies. She also is a lecturer at the Master in Middle Eastern Studies in ASERI – Catholic University, and at the IULM University of Milan. She was ISPI scientific coordinator of Arab Trans, a FP7 funded research project on political and social transformations in the Arab World after the Arab uprisings in 2010-2011.
Lucia Tajoli is an Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. After a BA in Political Economy at Bocconi University, she specialised in Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research at the Institute of World Economics in Kiel (Germany). In 1994 she was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics with a dissertation on the relationship between international trade and economic growth.
Antonio Sileo is an expert in energy markets, energy and environmental policy, energy regulation and automotive. He is a research fellow at IEFE – Università Bocconi and at I-Com – Istituto per la Competitività, where he is also director of the Observatory on energy innovation. Sileo is a regular collaborator of the Polytechnic University of Bari and non-resident fellow at the Caspian Strategy Institute in Istanbul. He also holds the position of executive director at SEPConsulting.
Francesco Rocchetti is Research Assistant for the Centre for Business Scenarios at ISPI and an expert on international trade.
He edits the Trade Watch newsletter, a collection of the most important changes in the global trade landscape.
Before joining ISPI, Francesco worked as a Policy Advisor at the European Parliament. There he focused on trade policy, providing supportive analysis and recommendations for the policy negotiations.
Andrea Plebani is Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan, Lecturer of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI and Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is a member of the Commission convened by the Italian Government to assess the threat stemming from radicalization and jihadist extremism in Italy. Before, he cooperated with the Oasis Foundation, the Insubria Centre on International Security (ICIS) and the Landau Network - Centro Volta (LNCV).
Francesca Morra is a lawyer at Paul Hastings and her practice focuses on energy and competition law. She has acquired material experience in the energy sector, where she has advised several market operators on contractual, regulatory and competition matters. Prior to Paul Hastings, Francesca used to work for other multinational law firms. Francesca holds a law degree (magna cum laude) from Federico II – Università degli Studi di Napoli and an LL.M (in competition law) from King’s College London.