Yelena Yermakova holds an undergraduate degree is in Political Science from UCLA. She was recently awarded an MPA from Cornell University where she focused on the the Arctic region and the obstacles it faces in light of climate change. Currently (2018), as part of her Doctoral dissertation, she is developing a series of essays on the future governance of Antarctica within the project “Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica,” under the supervision of Dr. Maria Alejandra Mancilla at the University of Oslo.
Based in China since 1985, Dr. Jonathan Woetzel has been instrumental in building McKinsey & Company's China office. In addition to his work helping Chinese and other Asian businesses prepare for global growth, Jonathan is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. He also leads McKinsey's Cities Special Initiative and is responsible for convening McKinsey's work with city, regional, and national authorities in more than 40 geographies around the world.
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".