Brendan Vickers is Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI for the Africa Programme. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of London. He currently works as Economic Adviser in the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.
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Matteo Pugliese holds a Law Degree from the University of Genova and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and International Security from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He also graduated from the Italian Naval Staff College in the General Staff Officers’ Course.
Paolo Magri is Executive Vice President of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and Professor of International Relations at Bocconi University.
Paolo Magri è Vice Presidente Esecutivo dell’ISPI e docente di Relazioni Internazionali all’Università Bocconi.
John J. Kirton is director of the G20 Research Group and the G7 Research Group, co-director of the BRICS Research Group, and co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he is a professor of political science and Canadian foreign policy.
Alice Gavazzi was Research Trainee for the Cybersecurity Centre at ISPI. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and she's attending a Master's Degree in International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Florence. Before joining ISPI, Alice worked as a Research Trainee for B.V. Tech S.p.A., conducting research on Computer Emergency Response Teams and Cyber and Information Warfare and working on the construction of a normative cybersecurity framework for the Lombardia region.
On August 25th, 2020, the Director and co-founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) Bahey Eldin Hasan was found guilty of “publishing false news” and “insulting the judiciary.” Tried in absentia while in self-imposed exile in Tunis, he was sentenced to 15 years’ prison for tweets critical of the regime. The trial by the Fifth Terrorism Circuit of Cairo’s Criminal Court marks a new low for Egypt’s judiciary.
Unprecedented and unpredictable: this is how US President Donald Trump's administration has repeatedly been labelled during its first term. Beyond the frequent tweets and bombastic rhetoric, however, lie a more conventional four years, as the United States navigated an ever-evolving international reality, compounded by a global pandemic and one of the deepest economic recessions in over a century.
The Covid-19 pandemic has significant impacts on African economies and the mobility of African people. In a continent where internal migration represents the major part of migration flows from the continent (around 80% of immigrant stock), border closures, travel restrictions or lockdown measures taken to halt the spread of the virus had significantly impacted people movements both within countries and outside. They have also affected remittances.