Yahia H. Zoubir is Professor of International Relations and International Management, and Director of Research in Geopolitics at KEDGE Business School. He has been international visiting faculty in numerous universities and business schools for the last 30 years in China, the United States, and various European and Asian countries. He has published dozens of scholarly works, including books, articles, entries in encyclopedias, and book chapters in international politics, foreign policy, governance, and security issues. He has served as consultant for governments and companies worldwide.
Antonio Zotti is a Research Fellow at ISPI. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD. in Politics and Institutions at the Catholic University of Milan where he is currently a lecturer in European Institutions. In 2010, he earned an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is WP8 manager within the 'GR: EEN - Global re-ordering' FP7 research project funded jointly by the European Commission and the University of Warwick.
Zhao Huirong graduated from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 with a PhD degree in international politics. She joined the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2001. Promoted to professor in 2016.
Giacomo Zandonini is freelance journalist, working at the intersection of migrations, human trafficking, European policies. Rome-based, but mostly travelling through West Africa. He writes for the Italian daily La Repubblica, in the weekly newspapers Internazionale and l'Espresso, as well as in media in France and Germany.
Ha ottenuto un dottorato di ricerca in giurisprudenza dalla Zhongnan University of Economics and Law di Wuhan nella provincia dello Hubei. È stato ricercatore associato presso la School of Politics and International Relations dell’Università di Nottingham nel 2017-2018. È ricercatore presso il Taihe Institute di Pechino dal 2018. I suoi interessi di ricerca comprendono la politica interna e di sicurezza cinese.
Helin Yildiz served as trainee for the MENA Centre at ISPI. She holds a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Master's in International Relations and EU Studies from the University of Bologna. During her studies she took part in exchange programs at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; she was also visiting research student at the University of Central Florida (USA), where she conducted academic research for her thesis on the Kurdish-led governance in northern Syria and its geopolitical impact on the region.
Stefanos Xenarios is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy in Nazarbayev University and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Institute of Water Policy in the National University of Singapore.
Associate Professor in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and academic lead from SFU to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. He serves on the advisory group of the Center for Global Development in Washington, and is a member of the Centre for International Policy Studies study group on Canada’s sustainable development policy in Ottawa