Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bologna Business School. He previosly was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and he is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Industries of the Future. Alec Ross served for four year as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him by Secretary Clinton to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic agenda.
Frank A. Rose is a senior fellow and the co-director of the Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He focuses on nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.
Francesco Rocchetti is the ISPI Secretary General.
Since January 2020 he was Assistant to the Director.
Prior to that, he led the team that played a central role in building ISPI’s external profile and overseeing the brand and communications strategy, digital communications, and content marketing. He worked on transforming the Institute's digital identity and promoting the think tank’s activities on more than a dozen digital platforms.
Francesca Robbiati is ISPI Head of General Services. She holds a Msc in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations from Bocconi University, Milan. After an internship at the DG for Human Resources at the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, she joined ISPI as Training courses programme manager. From 2005 to 2011 she was head of the ISPI School. From 2012 to 2019 she was Head for Operations and External Relations, in charge of staff management, economic planning and management control, supervision of extraordinary maintnance.
Matteo Rivellini is an experienced manager with a unique expertise in infrastructure, migration, blended finance and development finance in the Western Balkans, Italy and Central Europe. He currently holds the position of Head of Division in charge of lending operations in Slovenia, Croatia and Western Balkans within the European Investment Bank.
Stefano Riela is lecturer of Economics of European Union and Economic Prospects at Università Bocconi. He is coordinator of the course in EU Competition Policy and lecturer of Economic policies of EU at ISPI. He was Economic Advisor at the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM), faculty coordinator at NIBI (New International Business Institute, Milan Chamber of Commerce), Research Director at Fondazione ResPublica, and consultant of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs during the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2003.
Ren Yuanzhe is Associate professor at the Department of Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University.
Samuel Ramani is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is also a geopolitical analyst and commentator who contributes regularly to Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Al-Monitor and the Valdai Discussion Club.
Matteo Pugliese is an ISPI Associate Research Fellow at the Centre on Radicalization and International Terrorism. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona in the Law and Political Science doctoral program, studying the role of prison intelligence in the prevention of terrorism and organized crime in Europe. His research interests include counter terrorism policy, jihadism, radicalization dynamics, prisons, intelligence, far-right extremism, NATO, hybrid threats and law enforcement.
Chiara Proietti Silvestri is analyst at the Bologna-based energy consultancy Rie-Ricerche Industriali ed Energetiche, focusing on the economic and political dynamics of the main global energy issues. At ISPI, Chiara is author of the “Energy Security Focus” for the Foreign Policy Observatory of the Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She currently works on the energy developments in the Mediterranean area, with particular attention to the EastMed gas discoveries.