Jelena Pejić Nikić is a senior researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and PhD candidate at the Belgrade Faculty of Political Science.
Gianluca Pastori, PhD, is Associate Professor, History of political relations between North America and Europe, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Catholic University of Milan. He also teaches History of military institutions and security systems in the same Faculty, and History of the international relations and institutions in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Catholic University, Brescia.
Irene Pasqua is the appointed Program Officer of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean for the Second Standing Committee on Economic and Environmental Cooperation. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Development Economics from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) and a Master Degree in Resource and Environmental Economics from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany). She previously served as a Research Trainee for the MENA Centre at ISPI and as Research Assistant within the MENA interdisciplinary cluster at the German Development Institute.
Dr. Jagannath Panda is the Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs (SCSA-IPA) at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Sweden.
Antonino Occhiuto, based in Rome, completed his postgraduate studies in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in International Politics, a course specifically focused on the Middle East and security and defence affairs. His main areas of research and specialisation are the relations between EU and GCC member states, internal political dynamics in the GCCs, Yemen and security in the Gulf.
Leonid Nersisyan currently is Head of Defence Studies Department at Armenian Research & Development Institute (ARDI), military analyst at REGNUM Information Agency, and Editor of New Defense Order Strategy magazine (Moscow). Regular author of analytical articles on topics related to Russian military weapons, domestic and international military-technical cooperation, armed conflicts, modern military equipment, nuclear and strategic weapons, the military-political situation in South Caucasus and detailed analytics about Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Since May 2014, Gabriella Muscolo is a Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority.
Appointed as a Judge in 1985, she sat at the Specialist Section for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the District Court of Rome and at the Court for Undertakings in Rome.
From 2009 to 2014, she was appointed member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal-EBA of the European Patent Office-EPO.
Since 2018, she is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King's College London.
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.
Stella Morgana is a scholar, researcher and lecturer focusing on the Middle East and contemporary Iran in particular. Her research explores the dynamics of political participation, labor politics, hegemonic and counter-hegemonic discourses. She has held teaching and research positions at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University (Middle East History and Politics, Comparative Politics, History of Contemporary Iran). She received her PhD from Leiden University with a dissertation on the role of workers in Iran between the 1979 revolution and the 2009 Green Movement.