Samuele works at UNIDIR as a Researcher (Cyber) within the Security and Technology Programme. He has expertise in multiple domains related to the international dimensions of cybersecurity, such as cyber diplomacy and cyber norms. He is also interested in political regimes in cyberspace, particularly in terms of disinformation and elections.
Before joining UNIDIR, Samuele was a research fellow at the ISPI Center on Cybersecurity. He has also worked as a consultant on various projects funded by international bodies like the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
He holds a PhD in International Relations and Political History from Sciences Po (Paris) and IMT School for Advanced Studies (Lucca). He has also been a visiting PhD student at the Department of Political Sciences, Columbia University, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bonn. He speaks English, French and Italian.