A graduate of University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Gennaro Gervasio is currently Associate Professor in History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa at University Roma Tre’s Department of Humanities in Italy. Prior to that, he has worked at the University of Bristol (UK), the British University in Egypt, and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia where he was Director of the Centre of Middle East and North African Studies (2009/11).
Lorenzo Fruganti is a Research Assistant at the ISPI MENA Centre. He holds a Bachelor’s in International and Diplomatic Sciences and a Master’s in Diplomacy and International Cooperation from the University of Trieste, as well as a MSc in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). Prior to joining ISPI, he worked as a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission’s DG NEAR.
Research Fellow, LSE Middle East Centre
Francesca Frassineti is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI Asia Centre and Pan-European Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Research Fellow Middle East Directions programme - Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Bachar El-Halabi holds an LLM in International Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. El-Halabi previously worked at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in The Hague, Netherlands; the international news station France24 in Paris; the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, at thr American University of Beirut. He works as the Middle East and North Africa geopolitical analyst for Clipperdata Analytics.
Federico Donelli is a postdoc researcher in International Relations at the University of Genoa, where he teaches History and Politics of the Middle East. His research fields have covered international politics and security studies of the MENA region, focusing on the foreign policy of the different players. Currently he is working on the process of militarization in the Horn of Africa and the growing engagement of the Middle Eastern states in the region.
Itxaso Domínguez de Olazábal is the Middle East and Maghreb Coordinator for The Observatory of Spanish Foreign Policy (OPEX) at Fundación Alternativas, a Spanish think tank. Her research focuses mainly on Mediterranean affairs and the Persian Gulf.
Giuseppe Dentice (Ph.D) is an Associate Research Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Centre at ISPI, where he is researching on geopolitical and security issues in the MENA region, and Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University in Milan.
His research interests apply also on Egypt, Israel and Gulf monarchies, and socio-political transformations in the Greater Middle East.