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.
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.
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.
Alessandro Pio is Senior Scientific Advisor at ISPI. Previously, he worked as Resident General Director of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) North American Representative Office (NARO) in Washington DC. Pio joined ADB in 1993 and became programs economist for Viet Nam, where he was posted from 2000 to 2004, and Country Director in Sri Lanka, where he helped coordinate the aid agencies post-tsunami reconstruction response. Before joining ADB, he was a professor at Bocconi University where he taught macroeconomics and development economics.
Antonella Mori is Head of the ISPI Latin America Programme. Ph.D. in Economics at the Catholic University of Milan; MSc in Economics of Latin America, University of London and BA in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University. She teaches Macroeconomics and Economic Prospects at Bocconi University and Macroeconomics and Political Economy at the Master's course in Diplomacy at ISPI. In 2011 she received an official award from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for having favoured the strengthening of Italian-Latin American relations.
Sergio Miracola is a Research Fellow at ISPI for the China Programme, in partnership with Pirelli. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political History at IMT Advanced Studies of Lucca, Italy. During his Ph.D. he has also been a Visiting Research Student at Peking University (BeiDa). Moreover, he is a Junior Researcher at CSCC (Center for the Study of Contemporary China) and a collaborator for the Italian online newspaper Cinaforum.