Dr. Orzala Nemat, an internationally known Afghan scholar & think tank leader. She is an expert in political ethnography, holding a PhD in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and MSc in Development Planning from the University College London (UCL). Dr. Nemat has firsthand experience in how it is to be a war refugee for fourteen years in Pakistan. However, she chose to rise above the situation by putting the focus on helping women and girls in her community and developing her career.
Since May 2014, Gabriella Muscolo is a Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority.
Appointed as a Judge in 1985, she sat at the Specialist Section for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the District Court of Rome and at the Court for Undertakings in Rome.
From 2009 to 2014, she was appointed member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal-EBA of the European Patent Office-EPO.
Since 2018, she is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King's College London.
Nicola Morfini is an expert in Latin American politics and security. His articles can be found in Al Jazeera, Foreign Affairs, and Forbes, among other international media outlets. He currently works as an Anti-Money Laundering expert for a multinational firm. Previously, he was a professor of International Politics, and Deputy Director of the MBA Program at the Pan-American University - IPADE Business School (Mexico City). Nicola has extensive research and teaching experience in several think tanks and universities in Europe, Latin America, and Central Asia.
Giacomo Montrasio was a Research Trainee for the Europe and Global Governance Centre. He previously worked in private companies, in charge of the internationalization process. After a bachelor in International and European Studies, he obtained a MA degree in International Relations at the University of Milan. He holds a MBA from Luiss Business School and he has recently concluded ISPI’s Master in Diplomacy.
Alberto Monteverdi holds a Second Level Master in Economics at the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP). He also attended courses in political economy at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Institute for Studies on Economics and Employment (ISEO). He worked as a researcher at LUISS Research Centre on International and European Organizations and at Ministry of Economy and Finance. Today he works for one of the major Italian banking groups.
Carlo Mongini is a Research Assistant at the Europe and Global Governance Programme. He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MSc in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He writes for online journals and newspapers about European politics. Prior to joining ISPI, he collaborated with a US-based geopolitical consultancy as an expert on Italian politics and interned with an MEP in Brussels.
Nicola Missaglia is ISPI's Communications and Publications Manager, as well as a Research Fellow at ISPI's Asia Centre, in charge of the India Desk. Before joining ISPI, he has served for several years as the Scientific Coordinator and Managing Editor for the international think tank Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a Research Master’s degree in Political Theory and Contemporary History from Sciences Po Paris’ Doctoral School (France) and has extensive experience in managing projects in the MENA region and India.
In January 2021, Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner (M.Sc.) became the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany in Berlin. As adjunct lecturer, she teaches at the Hertie School classes on political economy.
Karim Mezran is director of the North Africa Initiative and resident senior fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council focusing on the processes of change in North Africa. As a distinguished Libyan-Italian scholar, Dr. Mezran brings enormous depth of understanding to the transition in Libya and elsewhere in the region. He is the co-editor of three volumes published with Dr.