Tobia Zevi is an Associate Research Fellow in charge of the Global Cities Programme at ISPI. He holds a Ph.D. from the Third University of Rome. In 2019 he was selected as Global Fellow Eisenhower, while in 2017 he was Fellow in the US Government’s “International Visitors Leadership Program” (IVLP). In 2017-2018 he was political adviser to the Italian Prime Minister, Mr.
Sen Wang is a Ph. D. candidate at Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University. His subjects are the law of the sea—specifically, the legal regime in Antarctica and the legal issues concerning the marine scientific research—and the international law.
Dr. La Toya Waha is Deputy Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia in Singapore. Dr. Waha’s research focus is on the emergence of political violence, the relation between religion, politics and the state as well as suicide as a political tool. She has published on political culture, collective violence as well as political parties in South Asia. Her major publication is her book, Religion and State-Formation in Transitional Societies: Sri Lanka in a Comparative Perspective.
Sara Vigil is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI for the Africa Programme. Sara is a Research Associate at the Hugo Observatory of the University of Liège (ULg) (Belgium) and at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) where she is completing her PhD on the interconnections between climate change politics, land grabbing, and migration (with a focus on Senegal and Cambodia). At ISS, she is a member of the MOSAIC project: ‘Climate change mitigation policies, land grabbing and conflict in fragile states’.
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.
Antonio Talia has spent 7 years in Beijing working as correspondent for an Italian news agency. He has authored reportages and features stories about jihadism in Indonesia, matchfixing in Singapore, protests in Hong Kong and money laundering between Europe and Asia. In 2012 he published I Giorni del Dragone (Informant), an ebook about the struggle for power within the CCP.
He coauthors Nessun Luogo è Lontano, a radio program about international affairs on air on Radio24.
Valeria Talbot is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Head of ISPI's Middle East and North Africa Centre, in charge of Middle East Studies. She also is a lecturer at the Master in Middle Eastern Studies in ASERI – Catholic University, and at the IULM University of Milan. She was ISPI scientific coordinator of Arab Trans, a FP7 funded research project on political and social transformations in the Arab World after the Arab uprisings in 2010-2011.
Lucia Tajoli is Full Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. Previously she was a Lecturer at Bocconi University and then an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan. She received her degree in Political Economy in 1988 and a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University in 1994.