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.
Tobia Zevi is an Associate Research Fellow in charge of the Global Cities Programme at ISPI. He holds a Ph.D. from the Third University of Rome. In 2019 he was selected as Global Fellow Eisenhower, while in 2017 he was Fellow in the US Government’s “International Visitors Leadership Program” (IVLP). In 2017-2018 he was political adviser to the Italian Prime Minister, Mr.
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.
Loris Zanatta is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is author of several books and articles, published in Europe and Latin America, and commentator on Latin America in various media. Among his works are "Del Estado liberal a la Nación católica. Iglesia y Ejército en los orígines del peronismo. 1930-1943" (Buenos Aires, 1996), "Perón y el mito de la Nación católica. 1943-1946" (Buenos Aires, 1999); "Historia de la Iglesia argentina" (Buenos Aires, 2000), "Breve Historia del peronismo clásico" (Buenos Aires, 2009); "Eva Perón.
Anna Zafesova is a journalist covering post-Soviet politics and social and cultural issues, with special attention to Russia and Ukraine. She worked as a Moscow correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Stampa. Now she is a Milan-based freelance journalist, contributing to various Italian, Swiss and Russian media and think tanks
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.
Matthew Wilson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Director of SMU’s Center for Faith and Learning, as well as Lead Curriculum Advisor for the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Liberty and Leadership Program. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, as well as a B.A. in History and Political Science from Louisiana State University.
Antonio Villafranca is ISPI Director of Studies and Co-Head of the Europe and Global Governance Centre.
He is lecturer of International Relations at the Bocconi University (Milan), where he was also lecturer of European Economic Policies (2016-2018), and of ‘Structure of International Society’ at the IULM University. He is Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute of the Renmin University (Beijing).