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.
Guido Alberto Casanova is a research assistant and editorial assistant at ISPI. After a degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences (SID) from the University of Trieste, he earned an Msc in Asian Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies of London where he focused on state-society relations in China, South Korea and Japan. His research interests encompass also economic and security ties in the Pacific, particularly the relationship between trade and technology.
Thomas Carothers is one of the most noted international experts on international democracy support, democratization, and U.S. foreign policy. He serves as vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he founded and currently directs the Democracy and Rule of Law Program.
Giovanni Carbone (PhD, London School of Economics) is Head of the ISPI Africa Programme and Professor of Political Science at the Università degli Studi di Milano. His research focus is the comparative study of politics, geopolitics and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular regard to political institutions.
Andrea Carati is an Associate Research Fellow for the Transatlantic Relations Programme at ISPI.
He has a Post-Ph.D. Research Fellowship at the Department of International Studies of the University of Milan. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Studies at the Graduate School of Social and Political Sciences (University of Milan). Since 2009, he has been the scientific coordinator for the Italian Foreign Policy Yearbook (edited by ISPI and IAI). Carati also published several books and articles on NATO’s recent evolution, military interventions in the Balkans and in Afghanistan.
Ismet Fatih Čančar is a political-economic analyst from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is currently the Partnership for Peace Fellow at NATO Defense College. He holds a BA in Economics from Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham, and an MA in International Political Economy from King's College London.
Paolo Calzini is a Scientific Advisor at ISPI. He works as research fellow at Bundesinstitut für Ostwissenschaftliche und Internationale Studien and has been visiting professor at the University of Milan, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, SAIS Washington, the University of Bologna and the Istituto Universitario Orientale. Calzini has been visiting lecturer at several universities and institutes, such as the NATO Defense College, the Freie Universität, Wilton Park, the Gorbachev Foundation, the Istituto Diplomatico degli Esteri and the Centro Alti Studi per la Difesa....
Martina Calleri was Research Trainee for the Centre “Europe and Global Governance” at ISPI. She obtained a master’s degree in EU Politics focused on the role of the EU as a global actor from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a dissertation on cyber security in the EU. Previously, she earned a Bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste. Finally, she project managed the 2017 G7 Youth Summit, in Rome.
Meagan Byrd is the chair of summit studies for the G7 Research Group and an analyst with the G20 Research Group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She was a member of the field team for the G20’s summit in Buenos Aires in 2018 and the G7’s summit in Biarritz in 2019. Her research interests include international journalism, political communications and diplomacy. Meagan holds an honours bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Toronto. Follow her on Twitter @MeaganKByrd.
Adam Burke is The Asia Foundation’s director of Conflict and Fragility. With over 20 years of experience working across Southeast and South Asia, he is a specialist in conflict, peacebuilding, and development, having worked as researcher and practitioner on many aspects of conflict prevention. Dr Burke holds a doctoral degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.