Giorgio Napolitano is former President of the Italian Republic and from April 2015 Honorary Chairman of ISPI. Napolitano was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time in 1953 and was a Member of Parliament until 1996, always re-elected in the Naples constituency. In the 8th (from 1981) and 9th Parliaments (until 1986) he chaired the Communist group in the Chamber of Deputies.
Giorgio Napolitano è stato eletto alla Camera dei Deputati per la prima volta nel 1953 ed è stato membro del Parlamento fino al 1996, sempre rieletto nella circoscrizione di Napoli. Nell'ottava e nona legislatura (dal 1981 fino al 1986) ha presieduto il gruppo Comunista della Camera dei Deputati.
Donato Masciandaro, born in Italy in 1961, from 2010 is Full Professor of Economics. From 2005 he holds the Chair in Economics of Financial Regulation, at Bocconi University. From 2013 he is Head of the Department of Economics; he was already Department Head from 2008 to 2010. From 2015 he is President of the BAFFI CAREFIN Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation; he was already Director of the Centre (2008-2014).
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.
Andrea Manciulli is Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is Head of Italy’s Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA, 2014-2018) and since November 2017 he is President of the NATO PA-GSM (Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group). From 2015 to 2017 he was Rapporteur of NATO PA-GSM in charge of the reports on: "Daesh: the challenge to regional and international security", "The expansion of Daesh to Libya and the Western Mediterranean" and "ISIL/DAESH and al-Qaeda threat to Europe".
John J. Kirton is director of the G20 Research Group and the G7 Research Group, co-director of the BRICS Research Group, and co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he is a professor of political science and Canadian foreign policy.
Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies and Professor of History at Temple University (Japan campus). He is a Japan Focus associate.
He is the author of “Burma’s Despair,” Critical Asian Studies, 40:1 (March 2008), 3-43, several recent articles on East Timor, and Japan’s Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2004).
Dr. Grace Jaramillo is currently a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at University of British Columbia, Department of Political Science. She has been a professor at the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences –FLACSO- where she was also the chair of the Department of International Relations from 2007 to 2010. As a former member of the Ecuadorian Council of Foreign Relations, she was member of the Carter Center’s initiative “The Bi-National Group for Dialogue” to promote peace and mutual understanding between Ecuador and Colombia.
Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm is the EU-representative of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) since 2015, having founded its German chapter in 2013. ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, in recognition of its role to bring about a global prohibition of nuclear weapons. Leo is also Research & Advocacy Coordinator for the EU-office of Transparency International since 2015. Prior to this, he worked at the European Commission’s DG Economic and Financial Affairs, and had a stint as disarmament attaché for the pacific island Republic of Nauru at the UN in New York...