Helin Yildiz served as trainee for the MENA Centre at ISPI. She holds a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Master's in International Relations and EU Studies from the University of Bologna. During her studies she took part in exchange programs at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; she was also visiting research student at the University of Central Florida (USA), where she conducted academic research for her thesis on the Kurdish-led governance in northern Syria and its geopolitical impact on the region.
Maha Yahya is director of the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, where her work focuses broadly on political violence and identity politics, pluralism, development and social justice after the Arab uprisings, the challenges of citizenship, and the political and socio-economic implications of the migration/refugee crisis.
Grant Wyeth is a Melbourne-based political analyst specializing in Australia and the Pacific, India and Canada. He is a researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne working on issues across the Indo-Pacific, with specialty interests in Australia, the South Pacific, India, and Canada. His analysis has also been published by The Diplomat, World Politics Review, 9 Dash Line, and foreign affairs publications attached to The Lowy Institute, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
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.
Nils Vanstappen is doctoral researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. The international law research he conducts in his PhD concerns the legitimacy of polar governance institutions. In addition, Nils currently works at the Strategic Goods Control Unit of the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs as a legal adviser.
Dr. Nicole S. van der Meulen has been working in the field of cybersecurity for over a decade. She is currently a Senior Strategic Analyst at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol. In that capacity, she functions as the Team Leader of the Strategy & Development team. Prior to her arrival at EC3, she was an Advisor of Security Affairs at the Dutch Banking Association. Previously, she led the cybersecurity part of the Defence, Security and Infrastructure (DSI) team at RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK, where she worked as an analyst.
Francesco Valacchi graduated in Strategic Sciences in Turin (2004) and International Studies in Pisa (2013). He then obtained a PhD in Political Science with a specialization in Geopolitics always in Pisa in 2018. He deals with geopolitics, geoeconomics and International Political Economy with particular regard to the Asian area (Especially Southern Asia and ASEAN). He, deeply interested in connection between social structures and International Political Economics (IPE) is, in a certain sense, near to some models of IPE English School.
Alessandro Tinti has a PhD in International Relations from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, where he specialised in environmental conflicts. During 2016 and 2017 he conducted field research in northern Iraq to explore the politics of natural resources. He also assisted the European Commission as consultant on migration issues. Currently, he is academic tutor at the University of Florence and lectures a course in Energy Policy at CET.