Dr. Han is a member of the faculty of the Department of International Relations at İstanbul Kadir Has University, where he is also the advisor to the Rector and serves as a member of the board of EDAM, a leading independent think-tank. He is an adjunct faculty member of Turkish National Defense University Atatürk Strategic Research Institute and has served as the academic advisor to Armed Forces Higher Command and Control College for Joint Operations. He is a regular contributor to German Marshall Fund’s On Turkey Series.
Dr. Antonio Giustozzi is an independent researcher born in Ravenna, Italy, who took his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Researcher at the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Venice “Ca' Foscari” University, Carlo Frappi is Associate Research Fellow for the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. Frappi, who holds a Ph.D. in European History, is also Adjunct Professor in Regional Studies at Catholic University of Milan and, since 2013, is a Member of the Board of Directors at the "Association for the Italian Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus" (ASIAC).
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in European Studies from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He also holds a Degree in Public Management from ESADE Business School, (ESADE), and has carried out a research internship at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU). He is currently the Director of the Global Cities Programme at CIDOB.
Admiral Di Paola was appointed Defence Minister in Monti Cabinet (November 2011 – April 2013). Previously, he served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (June 2008- November 2011), the highest military position in the organization together with the Supreme Allied Commander. He was the second Italian to have this role after Guido Venturoni.
From 2004 to 2008 he was Chief of Defense Staff of Italy.
Giuseppe Dentice (Ph.D) is an Associate Research Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Centre at ISPI, where he is researching on geopolitical and security issues in the MENA region, and Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University in Milan.
His research interests apply also on Egypt, Israel and Gulf monarchies, and socio-political transformations in the Greater Middle East.
David Denehy is the founder of the Denehy Group, a boutique international affairs consultancy. He possesses over two decades of experience in international affairs and from 2013 to 2018, Mr. Denehy was the Senior Advisor on the Middle East and Libya Resident Country Director for the International Republican Institute. Follow him on Twitter @david_denehy
founder of the Denehy Group, a boutique international affairs consultancy. He possesses over two decades of experience in international affairs and from 2013 to 2018, Mr. Denehy was the Senior Advisor on the Middle East and Libya Resident Country Director for the International Republican Institute. Follow him on Twitter @david_denehy
Giovanni Carbone (PhD, London School of Economics) is Head of the ISPI Africa Programme and Professor of Political Science at the Università degli Studi di Milano. His research focus is the comparative study of politics, geopolitics and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular regard to political institutions.