Antonio Zotti is a Research Fellow at ISPI. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD. in Politics and Institutions at the Catholic University of Milan where he is currently a lecturer in European Institutions. In 2010, he earned an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is WP8 manager within the 'GR: EEN - Global re-ordering' FP7 research project funded jointly by the European Commission and the University of Warwick.
Antonio Villafranca is ISPI Research Coordinator and Co-Head of the Europe and Global Governance Centre. He is lecturer in International Relations and in European Economic Policies at the Bocconi University (Milan). He is also Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute of the Renmin University (Beijing).
Matteo Villa is ISPI Research Fellow, contributing specifically to the ISPI Migration Programme. He undertook his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at the Graduate School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan. At ISPI, he oversaw the Energy Watch, edited ISPI/Treccani’s Atlante Geopolitico, and managed RAstaNEWS, an FP7 EMU-wide macroeconomic project (2013-2016).
Dr. Villa specialises in European politics, with a specific focus on migration, macroeconomics, and energy issues.
Arturo Varvelli is Senior Research Fellow at ISPI and Co-Head of ISPI's Middle East and North Africa Centre, in charge of North Africa Studies. He also works as a scholar on topics such as Italian-Libyan relations, Libyan domestic and foreign politics, Italian foreign policy in the Middle East and Mediterranean region, Jihadist groups in North Africa, having published both books and articles on these subjects.
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".