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.
Maha Yahya is director of the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, where her work focuses broadly on political violence and identity politics, pluralism, development and social justice after the Arab uprisings, the challenges of citizenship, and the political and socio-economic implications of the migration/refugee crisis.
Researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).
Frederic Wehrey is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Middle East Program).
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.
Tobias von Lossow is a Research Fellow at Clingendael – Netherlands Institute of International Relations. He works on water security, hydro-politics, water in conflicts and fragile settings and climate security with a regional focus on the Middle East and Africa. He lectures at Free University Berlin, is part of expert groups on water and security in the ME (Georgetown University Qatar; EuroMeSCo) and regularly holds guest lectures at universities and gives diplomatic training courses and briefings.
Arturo Varvelli is the Head of the Rome Office and Senior Policy Fellow for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and a Senior Associate Fellow at ISPI. He also works as a scholar on topics such as Italian-Libyan relations, Libyan domestic and foreign politics, Italian foreign policy in the Middle East and Mediterranean region, Jihadist groups in North Africa, having published both books and articles on these subjects.
Piera Tortora is the Coordinator of OECD’s Sustainable Ocean for All Initiative, aimed at supporting a transition to a global sustainable ocean economy that also the poorest and most vulnerable countries can benefit from. Piera has worked at the OECD since 2011 where, prior to leading the Sustainable Ocean for All Initiative, she led on Financing for Sustainable Development work on Small Island Developing States, Multilateral Development Finance and Transition Finance.