Alessia de Luca is ISPI Advisor for Online Publications, and an expert of US politics, in charge of the ISPI Daily Focus and of the Weekly Focus USA2020. A professional journalist, she has served as Middle East and Northern Africa correspondent from 2005 to 2009. Previously at Skytg24, she also contributed for RAI and Radio Vadicana.
Ruben David is a Research Assistant at the ISPI Centre on Business Scenarios, with a focus on issues related to climate change and energy. He is the ISPI coordinator for the Task Force on “climate change, sustainable energy and environment” at the Think 20.
Francesco Daveri is SDA Professor of Practice at the Business School of the Bocconi University in Milan. He teaches Macroeconomics and is the Director of the Full-Time MBA. He taught in several Italian and European universities, including the Università Cattolica (Piacenza campus), Parma, Brescia, Munich and Lugano. He has acted as a consultant for Italy’s Ministry of the Economy, the World Bank,the Europan Commission and the European Parliament.
Eugenio Dacrema is an Early Warning Economic Risk Analyst at the World Food Programme. Previously, he has served as an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI's MENA Centre. He holds PhD at the University of Trento, he completed his bachelors at the University of Pavia and his master degree at the University of Bologna in International Sciences with a specialisation in development economics. He studied Arabic for one year at the University of Damascus, where he also worked for the Italian Institute for International Trade as analyst and translator.
Elena Corradi has served as a Research Assistant for the Migration programme and an expert of US politics.
She obtained a Master in Human Rights from the University of Sussex and has written her dissertation on gender violence in Italy. She previously completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Development at the same university, with a dissertation on the application of the EU's hotspot approach to migration in Italy.
Tiziana Corda is a PhD Candidate at NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) at the University of Milan. She researches Iran and its role in the region. Previously, she worked at ISPI as a Research Assistant in the Africa Programme. Before joining ISPI, she worked at the European External Action Service in Brussels. She graduated in Foreign Languages from the Catholic University and in World Politics from the University of Pavia.
Virginie Collombier is a Part-time Professor at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies. She has been a Research Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy (EUI) since September 2013.
PhD at the European University Institute of Fiesole (Florence), degree in Political Science at the University of Milan, director of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2006. From 2003 to 2008 she held lectures on 'Eastern European studies' at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna and has taught in other university courses in Italy and abroad. She has edited several academic publications and coordinated many research projects. Her research interests focus on civil society and the transnational social dynamics of post-communism.