Zhao Huirong graduated from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 with a PhD degree in international politics. She joined the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2001. Promoted to professor in 2016.
Anna Zafesova is a journalist covering post-Soviet politics and social and cultural issues, with special attention to Russia and Ukraine. She worked as a Moscow correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Stampa. Now she is a Milan-based freelance journalist, contributing to various Italian, Swiss and Russian media and think tanks
Viviana Vitto is a motivated manager with more than 22 years of experience in the energy industry.
Presently Viviana is in charge as Head of Market Studies and Strategic Analysis in the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line in Enel Group.
She has previously been Head of Market Power in the Global generation business development and head of Portfolio Management and Market Analysis of CO2 management at Enel Group level.
International Advocacy Manager at the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) in Brussels. She maintains regular contacts with EU institutions, monitors EU policies towards Eastern Partnership, Russia and Central Asian countries and coordinates advocacy actions targeting EU and other international institutions
Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti is a research fellow at the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. Prior to that, she was a Marie Curie fellow based at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, where she has also pursued her PhD. She has had research stays at the Saint Petersburg State University and at the London headquarters of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).