Pasquale Ferrara has been appointed as Italy's Special Envoy for Libya in January 2021. Between October 2106 to November 2020, he served as Italian Ambassador in Algeria. Since 1984, he engaged in both bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, having served in the US, Brussels (EU), Greece and Chile. He was also Secretary General of the European University Institute in Florence. As Director of the Policy Planning at the Italian MFA, he launched a new program on Religion and International Relations. His most recent books are “Global Religions and International Relations” and “Il mondo di Francesco” (Pope Francis’ international profile). He teaches Diplomacy and Negotiation at LUISS University - Rome and Political integration at Sophia University Institute – Florence.