Liesl Louw-Vaudran is a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). She is the editor of the ISS’ monthly publication on the African Union Peace and Security Council, the PSC Report, and project leader for Southern Africa. She is also a non-executive board member of In Transformation Initiative, a South African not-for-profit organization focused on peacemaking.
Massimo Lombardini is an Associate Research Fellow at the ISPI Energy Security Programme. Between 1982 and 1993, he worked in the industry, mainly in the energy sector. In 1994, he joined the Directorate General of Energy of the European Commission where he worked on issues related to energy such as international relations, energy infrastructures, technology EU energy policies. In August 2019 he retired from the European Commission and since then he writes articles.
Luigi Limone was a Research Trainee for the Africa Programme. Before joining ISPI, he worked for the Secretariat of the Unit on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels. He graduated in Geopolitics and International Relations of Asia and Africa, with a major in Middle Eastern Affairs and Euro-mediterranean cooperation, from the University of Naples "L'Orientale". Additionally, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation from the University of Milan.
Aldo Liga is Research Fellow for the MENA Centre at ISPI. He holds a Bachelor's in Political Sciences from the "Cesare Alfieri" (University of Florence) and a Master's in International Security from Sciences Po Paris. Since 2016, he has worked as freelance analyst, providing for policy analyses and research consultancies on mixed migration from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa and on the geopolitics of the MENA region for a wide range of actors (public institutions, think-tanks, and NGOs).
Yang Li Allen is a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Politics, The New School for Social Research. Prior to The New School, Yang received two MA degrees, one in political science from George Mason University and the other in area studies, focusing on China and East Asia, from Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea). Yang's academic interests relate to the divides between rural and urban China, such as comparisons of governance, policies, and experiences in the countryside and cities.
Enzo Maria Le Fevre, Ph.D., is Project Leader in the European Commission's Directorate for Informatics (DG DIGIT) and Adjunct Professor of Digital Governance at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia.
Between 2017 and 2020 served as Senior Expert at the Agency for Digital Italy - Presidency of the Council of Ministers (AGID) and Coordinator of the Thematic Group on Emerging Technologies (AI & Blockchain) of the OECD Working Party of Senior Digital Government Officials (E-Leaders).
Milena Lazarevic is one of the founders and Programme Director at the European Policy Centre (CEP), independent, non-profit think-tank based in Belgrade, Serbia. Milena is a proven expert in the field of public administration reform, in Serbia and in the Western Balkan region. Between May 2014 and March 2015, she acted as the Special Adviser to the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of public administration reform. As a consultant, she has worked for SIGMA/OECD, Regional School for Public Administration (ReSPA), the World Bank and several major international consultancy companies.
Marc Lazar is a French Professor of Political History and Sociology, the director of the Center for History at Sciences Po (Paris) and the President of the Advisory Board of this University. He is also the President of the School of Government at Luiss University.
Lorenzo Lamperti is the editorial director of China Files, an online platform that also edits a monthly magazine focused on China and Asia, and the editorial coordinator of Italy-ASEAN Association. He deals with international politics, with particular attention to East Asia and to the geopolitical dynamics between regional and global powers. He contributes for various Italian media, such as La Stampa, Il Manifesto, Affaritaliani and Eastwest.
Yingqiu Kuang is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Her research interests include emerging economies and global technology governance in international political economy, with a focus on multinational corporations and technology standardisation in China and South Korea. She is a current Mitacs Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, working on Canada-China bilateral economic cooperation and technological innovation.