Clemens Chay is a research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute. He holds a PhD. from Durham University, where he was formerly the Al-Sabah fellow.
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 is an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI’s Middle East and North Africa Center. Her research interests are focused on militant Islamism broadly speaking, as well as non-state actors in the MENA region, especially in Syria. She is currently a PhD candidate in Transnational Governance at Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and a member of the COSMOS Center for Social Movement Studies, based at Scuola Normale Superiore. Her doctoral research seeks to understand the political behavior of militant Islamist groups in Syria.
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).