Marco Merelli is a Senior Lecturer of Economic Prospects, SDA Bocconi School of Management
Giampiero Massolo is President of Fincantieri S.p.A (2016) and President of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies – ISPI (2017). A career diplomat, Ambassador Massolo was the Coordinator of the Italian Intelligence Community (2012-2016), the Prime Minister’s personal representative (Sherpa) for the G8 and G20 Summits (2008-2009), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2012).
Giampiero Massolo è Presidente di Fincantieri S.p.A. (dal 2016) e Presidente dell’Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale - ISPI (dal 2017). L’ambasciatore Massolo, diplomatico di carriera, ha svolto funzioni di Direttore Generale del Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza presso la Presidenza del Consiglio (2012-2016), di Sherpa del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri per i Vertici G8 e G20 (2008-2009), di Segretario Generale del Ministero degli Affari Esteri (2007-2012).
Luigi Martino (PhD) teaches Cyber Security and ICT Policies at the School of Political Science “Cesare Alfieri” at the University of Florence and he is the coordinator of the Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies (CCSIRS) a specialized observatory of the CSSII. He obtained the PhD at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa with a research project focused on the protection of critical infrastructures from cyber attacks in Italy through a public-private partnership model.
Lorena Stella Martini was Research Trainee for the Middle East and North Africa Centre at ISPI. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages for International Relations and a Master of Arts (MA) in Middle Eastern Studies from ASERI (Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations, Milan). Prior to this, she worked for two NGOs and for a Tunisian governmental organization. Her research interests focus on Middle East politics and society.
Frank Maracchione is a PhD candidate of the School of East Asian Studies and recipient of an ESRC White Rose Pathway Award at the University of Sheffield, England. He was also a visiting research student at the Renmin University of China in Beijing, where he conducted research for his Master’s thesis on counterterrorism in Xinjiang and Central Asia. His area of interest includes Chinese foreign policy and foreign aid (particularly in Central Asia and along the Belt and Road), together with Central Asian politics and international relations.