Lia Quartapelle is a Research Fellow of the Africa Programme at ISPI. She lectures the module of Policies for Development Cooperation at the University of Pavia. She is an economist by training and she holds degrees from the Universities of Pavia and Florence. She got a Master of Science in Economics with reference to Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a PhD in Development Economics at the University of Pavia with a dissertation on aid and employment in Ghana and Mozambique.
Maddalena Procopio is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI for the Africa Programme. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. She is currently political analyst for sub-Saharan Africa at Eni.
Tena Prelec is a Doctoral Researcher at Sussex University, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, and a Research Associate at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Cristina Kiran Piotti is an Indian-Italian freelance journalist graduated from the Journalism school at Milan University and holds a Master in Global approach to management in India from Ca' Foscari Challenge School, Venice. She lives between Milan and Mumbai and contributes to several Italian and Indian newspapers and magazines, including D - Repubblica, Sole 24 Ore, HTSI, Wired, and Mint.
Stefano Pilotto è Professore di Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali e Direttore del Programma Origini presso MIB Trieste School of Management (Trieste, Italia). Ha studiato all’Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italia), all’Università di Harvard (Stati Uniti d’America), a Sciences Po Paris (Francia) e all’Università di Roma La Sapienza (Italia), conseguendo il Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali sotto la guida del Prof. Pietro Pastorelli.
Riccardo Perissich is Senior Fellow at the School of European Political Economy, LUISS Rome. He is also former Director General of the European Commission.
Her focus areas are US politics and the Middle East, where she has lived for the past five years. An independent analyst and journalist, she produced video footage from Mosul for Italian TV while covering the battle to oust IS in Iraq. She conducted numerous interviews with Al Qaeda and IS jihadists including documentaries on de-radicalization partially filmed inside Beirut's Roumieh prison. She is a regular TV guest commentator on the US and the Middle East for the Italian national channels Mediaset, RAI, Sky etc.
Giulia Pellegrini is the Deputy CIO for EM Fixed Income at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to to joining AllianzGI in 2020, Giulia was Head of EM Sustainable Investing and a Portfolio Manager at BlackRock since 2015. Previously, Giulia was Chief Economist for Sub-Saharan Africa in J.P.Morgan's EM Research team and a Junior Professional Associate (JPA) at the World Bank, in the Africa Finance and Private Sector Development Department in Washington D.C.