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".
Gaia Taffoni is a research trainee at ISPI and a PhD. student in Political Studies at the University of Milan, NASP. She holds a BA in International Studies at University of Bologna and an MA in International Relations, European Institutions curriculum, at the University of Bologna. Her research interests focus on the European external action, European foreign policy toward the MENA region and democratisation processes.
Matteo Pugliese holds a Law Degree from the University of Genova and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and International Security from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He also graduated from the Italian Naval Staff College in the General Staff Officers’ Course.
Andrea Plebani is Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan, Lecturer of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI and Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is a member of the Commission convened by the Italian Government to assess the threat stemming from radicalization and jihadist extremism in Italy. Before, he cooperated with the Oasis Foundation, the Insubria Centre on International Security (ICIS) and the Landau Network - Centro Volta (LNCV).
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”.
Corrado Molteni is ISPI Senior Advisor. He is Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Milano. He is an economist by training and received his BA in Economics from Bocconi University and his MA and Ph. D. in Area Studies from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. From March 2007 to August 2017 he has been assigned at the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo as Academic and Cultural Attaché. Until September 2017 he has been President of Aistugia, the Italian Association for Japanese Studies.
Giampiero Massolo è Presidente dell’Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale dal gennaio 2017 e Presidente di Fincantieri SpA dal maggio 2016. Dall’ottobre 1993 è stato Consigliere diplomatico aggiunto del Presidente del Consiglio e poi dal giugno 1994 Capo della Segreteria del Presidente del Consiglio. Nel giugno 1996 è divenuto Capo del Servizio Stampa e Informazione della Farnesina e Portavoce del Ministro degli Esteri.
Mr. Giampiero Massolo is President of ISPI since January 2017. He has also been Chairman of Fincantieri Spa since May 2016. He was appointed Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister on October 1993. In 1994, he was designated Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Since June 1996 he served as Head of the Press and Information Office and the Minister’s spokesman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since September 2001, he served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.