Ghassan Salamé served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), from 2017 until March 2020. In 2003, Mr. Salamé served as the Political Adviser to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), where he played a crucial role in bringing together Iraqi factions. He was then appointed as Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General (2003-2007, 2012). In 2016, he joined the Commission on the Rakhine State (Myanmar) chaired by Kofi Annan. For most of his career, Mr.
Ester Sabatino è ricercatrice nel programma "Difesa" dello IAI, dove collabora principalmente a progetti relativi alla sicurezza e difesa a livello nazionale ed europeo. Laureata in Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche presso la Scuola di Scienze Politiche dell'Università di Bologna (Campus di Forlì), si è specializzata con un master di secondo livello in Esperti in Politica ed in Relazioni Internazionali dell'Università LUMSA, collaborando con lo IAI come assistente alla ricerca (2016-2017) e lavorando a progetti europei legati alla difesa.
Dr Christopher Sabatini is senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House, and was formerly a lecturer in discipline in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.
Chris is also on the advisory boards of Harvard University’s LASPAU, the Advisory Committee for Human Rights Watch's Americas Division and of the Inter-American Foundation. He is also an HFX Fellow at the Halifax International Security Forum.
Counselor Fabio Rugge is a Senior Associate Research Fellow ISPI's Centre on Cybersecurity, in partnership with Leonardo. He is a diplomat currently working as Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the North Atlantic Council (NATO).
Alessandro Rubino is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bari. Before completing his PhD in Energy Economics, he has worked at Ofgem as a Regulatory Economist. In addition, he has worked on the design and implementation of the incentive scheme for the national transmission system operator for gas and electricity. From June 2009 to July 2012, he has been a Research Assistant at the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute) within the Robert Schuman Centre, a research unit specialised in applied economics.
Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bologna Business School. He previosly was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and he is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Industries of the Future. Alec Ross served for four year as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him by Secretary Clinton to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic agenda.
Francesca Robbiati is ISPI Head of General Services. She holds a Msc in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations from Bocconi University, Milan. After an internship at the DG for Human Resources at the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, she joined ISPI as Training courses programme manager. From 2005 to 2011 she was head of the ISPI School. From 2012 to 2019 she was Head for Operations and External Relations, in charge of staff management, economic planning and management control, supervision of extraordinary maintnance.