Loris Zanatta is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is author of several books and articles, published in Europe and Latin America, and commentator on Latin America in various media. Among his works are "Del Estado liberal a la Nación católica. Iglesia y Ejército en los orígines del peronismo. 1930-1943" (Buenos Aires, 1996), "Perón y el mito de la Nación católica. 1943-1946" (Buenos Aires, 1999); "Historia de la Iglesia argentina" (Buenos Aires, 2000), "Breve Historia del peronismo clásico" (Buenos Aires, 2009); "Eva Perón.
Yan Xuetong is president of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board and dean of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Modern International Relations. Yan is editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of International Politics and serves as an adviser to several leading academic journals. A well-known academic in the Chinese foreign policy community, Yan is vice chairman of both the China Association of International Relations Studies and the China Association of American Studies, and is a member of the Consultation Committee of China’s Ministry of Commerce.
Matthew Wilson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Director of SMU’s Center for Faith and Learning, as well as Lead Curriculum Advisor for the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Liberty and Leadership Program. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, as well as a B.A. in History and Political Science from Louisiana State University.
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.
Claudia Schmucker has been head of the DGAP's Globalization and World Economy Program since 2002. She has published extensively on European and transatlantic trade policy, the world trade organization (WTO) and the Doha Round as well as on the role of informal global forums such as the G7 and the G20
She studied at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, at Elmira College in New York state, and at Yale University. She holds an MA in North American studies and a PhD in economics from the Freie Universität, Berlin.
Armando Sanguini is Senior Scientific Advisor at ISPI. He started his diplomatic career as commercial attaché in Ethiopia and then in Spain as Vice-Ambassador.
Rocco Walter Ronza is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI for the Africa Programme and Adjunct professor at the Department of Political Sciences of the Catholic University of Milan. He holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento. He taught courses and seminars at ASERI in Milan, the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest, and the University of Stellenbosch, where he is a recurrent visiting researcher.
David Roberts was a Senior Scientist in the orchid section of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for over 8 years. During this time I conducted extensive fieldwork in Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean islands. Much of my initial work focussed on taxonomy and the uses of museum specimens in relation to conservation including modelling extinction, phenological responses to climate change and conservation status.