Andrea Cellino is Head of the North Africa Desk at the Middle East and North Africa Division, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).
Chiara A. Cascino was Research Assistant at the ISPI's MENA Center. She holds a BA in Modern Languages (English, Spanish and Arabic) from the University of Palermo and a MA in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. She is also concluding a Master’s Degree in Economics and Institutions of Islamic Countries at the School of Government of the LUISS University, Rome. Her research interests focus on the history, institutions and society of Middle East and North Africa and the trends of contemporary Islam.
Silvia Carenzi was Research Assistant for the Programme on Radicalization and International Terrorism at ISPI. She hold a Master's Degree in Foreign Languages and International Relations from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.
Her research interests are focused on jihadism (especially in Europe), transnational terrorist networks, Islamist ideology, and security issues related to the MENA area.
Lecturer of Economic Integration in the MENA Region and Trade&Development
Sara Cantachin was a Research Trainee for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Centre. After a Bachelor in International and Diplomatic Affairs, at the University of Bologna, she obtained a MA in International Relations at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. She holds a second MA in Cultural Diplomacy obtained at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, in Berlin. She recently concluded ISPI’s Master in Diplomacy.
Brendon J. Cannon is Assistant Professor International Security at the Institute of International and Civil Security (IICS) at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations from the University of Utah, USA (2009).
Dr Andrea Calderaro is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations and the director of the Centre for Internet and Global Politics at Cardiff University. His research centres on the transnational governance of the cyber domain, with a particular focus on cybersecurity and cyber capacity building. With his research he has contributed to cyber capacity building initiatives in Africa, Asia, and Central America, Middle East, and within EU institutions.
Federico Borsari is Pan European Fellow for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and Associate Analyst with ISPI. From 2018 to 2020 he was an ISPI Project Assistant for the MED Dialogues Conference. He was awarded his Bachelor in History at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He also holds a Master in International Relations from the University of Bologna and has recently completed a Master in Middle Eastern Studies at the Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) of Milan.
Gilberto Bonalumi is Senior Advisor at ISPI for the Latin America Programme. Between 1978 and 1989 he worked as Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, under the government of Goria and De Mita. In 1992, he started his career in journalism and engaged with non-profit organisations working to promote international relations between Italy and Latin American. He was further appointed as general secretary of RIAL (Italy-Latin America Network) and President of IPALMO (Institute for relations between Italy and African, Latin American and the Middle and Far Eastern countries).
Amanda Bisong is a Nigerian national, with a background in Law (Bachelor/ Barrister in Nigeria) and a Master degrees in International Law and Economics (World Trade Institute, Bern) and International Trade Policy and Trade Law (Lund University). She is currently also pursuing her part-time Ph.D. on the topic of Regional Migration Governance (with a focus on West Africa) at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.