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).
He is an economist by training and received his MA from the Catholic University of Milan where he also specialised in Economics and International Relations and was awarded the “Premio Gemelli”. In 2011 he was selected by the US State Department to take part in the “International Visitor Leadership Program”.
He has extensively published on global and European governance and EU policies with Italian and international publishers (e.g. “Global governance and the role of the EU”, edited with Carlo Secchi and published by Edward Elgar).