Vivian G. Hagerty is an Analyst at Valens Global and a Master's Candidate in Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Her research interests lie in international security, specifically terrorism and counterterrorism, the Middle East and South Asia.
Giorgia Gusciglio was a Research Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa Programme. She recently obtained a Master Degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and she has a BA in International Studies from University of Trento. In 2017, she spent three months carrying out research in Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan on access to water and inequalities.
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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bologna. She is also Adjunct Professor of History of Contemporary East Asia at Ca’ Foscari University Venice.
Her research mostly focuses on the domestic, foreign, and security policies of the Korean Peninsula, EU-Korea relations, and public diplomacy in East Asia.