Anna Pellegatta works as Associate Director at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Brussels, Belgium. During her time at the Council, she conducted research on disinformation in Italy and Europe, leading DFRLab’s Election Watch project in Italy in 2018 and publishing analysis on foreign propaganda and disinformation narratives in the country during the COVID-19 crisis. Initially contributing from Berlin, she transferred to DFRLab’s headquarter in Washington DC in late 2018, from where she supported global operations within the executive team.
Héni Nsaibia is a Senior Researcher at ACLED (Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project). He is also the founder of Menastream, a risk consultancy providing intelligence analysis.
Alberto Negri has been special and war correspondent for “Il Sole 24 Ore” for the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and the Balkans from 1987 to 2017. At the beginning of his career, he was a researcher at ISPI and the editor of its weekly magazine “Relazioni Internazionali”.
Serena Massimi is the Director of MED and International Conferences at ISPI. Before joining ISPI she was the Head of Events and Promotion office at the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). She has been working 14 years for Unicredit banking group as Head of International Institutional relations and later Head of Unicredit Pavilion and Group events.
Luigi Martino (PhD) teaches Cyber Security and ICT Policies at the School of Political Science “Cesare Alfieri” at the University of Florence and he is the coordinator of the Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies (CCSIRS) a specialized observatory of the CSSII. He obtained the PhD at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa with a research project focused on the protection of critical infrastructures from cyber attacks in Italy through a public-private partnership model.
Graduated in computer science, he’s been working since 2003 as information security and privacy consultant, focusing on risk assessment, security and compliance management using international standards. Certified CISA, CISM, ITIL and ISFS, he is a qualified ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001 auditor, having edited the Italian translations of the latter standard.
Coauthor of the CLUSIT handbooks on PCI-DSS and on professional certifications, is an active QSA and a regular presence into events and publications on information security.
Francesca Delicata is Director of the Corporate Programs at ISPI.
She joined ISPI in 2001 as a project and event coordinator, after experiences in research and publishing.
Paul Anderson is ECES’ Senior Global Communication Advisor.
A year and a half after the new Strategy with Africa proposed by the European Commission was made public, the new partnership between the two continents is still being defined. The impact of the Covid19 pandemic, with Africa’s first economic recession in 25 years and a sharp rise in poverty and debt, has brought new challenges in the agenda of the two continents, highlighting new gaps to address on the way forward.
When Russian peacekeepers arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a ceasefire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenian, they found it empty, blanketed in a thick November fog. After 44 days of brutal war, most had fled, not believing the fighting was over. A year later, the region’s main city of Stepanakert is no longer a ghost town. Most of its residents have returned, followed by thousands of Armenians displaced from territories won over by Azerbaijani forces in the conflict.