THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
CIPMO’s Scientific Committee comprises academics, journalists, and scholars whose expertise fields are the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Africa.
The Committee produces analyses and in-depth studies that give food for thought to the relevant Italian policy-makers and to civil society. In addition, the outcomes of the Committee’s activity serve to chart CIPMO’s action strategy and to draw up documents that are subsequently spread via the Center’s website and newsletters.
Area GEOPOLITICS / GREATER MIDDLE EAST
Paolo Cotta Ramusino
Secretary General of the international organization Pugwash – Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Nobel Peace Prize in 1995
Sergio Della Pergola
Professor Emeritus of Population Studies at the A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Maria Grazia Enardu
Researcher in History of International Relations and Professor of History of Modern Israel at the University of Florence.
Columnist for Corriere della Sera
Elisa Ada Giunchi
Associate Professor of History and Institutions of Muslim Countries, of History and Politics of North Africa and the Middle East, and of Asian History at the University of Milan.
Economist, former Head of International Economics and Relations at the Bank of Italy, Member of the Board at JCall – European Jewish Call for Reason.
Stefano Levi della Torre
Painter, essayist, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Polytechnic of Milan.
Former Italian ambassador to Turkey, Vice President of the Association for Italian-Turkish Friendship
Professor of Geopolitics of the Middle East at the “Niccolò Cusano” University and at SIOI (the Italian Society for International Organization) in Rome.
Former special correspondent for Il Sole 24 Ore, Senior Advisor on the Middle East and North Africa for ISPI
Founder of the NGO “Gariwo – Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide”
Director of the Institute for Global Studies (IGS)
Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Geopolitics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan; Lecturer of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI; Associate Research Fellow at ISPI; member of the Commission convened by the Italian Government to assess the threat stemming from radicalization and jihadist extremism in Italy.
Full Professor of Geopolitics, of Asian History and Institutions, and of Post Conflict and Emergency Management at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan; Director of the Center for Research on the Southern System and Wider Mediterranean (CRiSSMA).
French political scientist, Joint Chair Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Social and Political Sciences Department, European University Institute (Florence); Director of the Mediterranean Programme, European University Institute (Florence).
Lawyer, expert on private equity and foreign investments in emerging markets, particularly Africa, the Middle East and GCC countries; coordinator of the Focus on the Middle East and Africa at NIBI – New Institute for International Business.
Associate Professor of History of International Relations at the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Political Sciences at the University of Florence; President of The Forum on the problem of Peace and War.
Former Italian Ambassador to Iran; columnist for La Repubblica.
Full professor of Development Economics and Economics of Emerging Economies at the University of Pavia, Head of the Master’s Programme in Development Cooperation at the IUSS (University School for Advanced Studies) of Pavia, Coordinator of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network on International Cooperation and Development.
Area GEOPOLITICS / RELIGIONS/h5>
Professor of Sociology, President of the master’s degree course in Sociology, Director of the Master Course on Islam in Europe at the University of Padua.
Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature and of History and Literature of Islamic Countries at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – Milan.
Full Professor of Medieval History at the University of Florence.
Associate Professor of Canon Law and Comparative Religious Laws at Insubria University (Como and Varese) – Department of Law, Economy and Cultures.
Professor of Law and Religion at the University of Milan and the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
Research Fellow at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, and Lecturer in History of Islamic Asia at the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan; Associate Research Fellow at ISPI.
Full Professor of European Law and Religions and Intercultural Law, and Dean at the Department of Law and Economics at the University of Piemonte Orientale; Director of the international Forum for Religions and Democracy (FIDR).
Director of Confronti – monthly magazine of Religion, Politics and Society.
Professor of History of International Relations at the University of Urbino; expert on Italy and the Holy See’s policy towards Palestine, and on the political, archaeological, diplomatic and religious dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Mohammed Khalid Rhazzali
Adjunct professor of Sociology of Human Rights and PhD in Sociology of Communication and Intercultural Processes at the University of Padua, Docteur de recherche en Sociologie at the École de Hautes Études en Science Sociales (Paris).
Area EQUAL COOPERATION
(PhD, London School of Economics), Professor of Political Science at the University of Milan
Associate Professor in Economic Policy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Director of the European Centre of Peace Science Integration and Cooperation (CESPIC), Executive director of the Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS).
General Director of Confindustria Assafrica e Mediterraneo
Executive at Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, currently Head of the Innovative Projects section
Professor of Economics and Energy Geopolitics at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advances International Studies – SAIS(Bologna), at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs – PSIA (Paris), and at Skolkovo Moscow School of Management (Moscow). He is Coordinator of the Energy Scenarios and Policies programme at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM ).
Adjunct Fellow at the University of Cagliari and Research Director at CEMISS on the Horn of Africa.
Head of industrial and institutional relations at GHZero S.r.l.
Director of Africa e Affari/Infoafrica
Full Professor of Sociology of Migrations at the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Milan. Coordinator of the degree programme in Social Sciences for globalization at the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Milan.
Director of CeSPI since 2014 and of the National Observatory for the financial inclusion of migrans in Italy, Member of the Italian Working Group on Remittances at the Italian Ministry of foreign Affairs and international Cooperation (MAECI)
President of the Italian-Senegalese cultural association Sunugal.
Massimo Livi Bacci
Professor Emeritus of Demography at the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Political Sciences at the University of Florence.
President of the Study and Research Centre IDOS – Statistical Dossier on Immigration.
Co-Director dell’Area International Migration and Development Studies al Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI).
Simonetta Della Seta
Director of the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS).
Adjunct Professor in History of the Middle East at the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Political Sciences at the University of Florence.
Senator of the Italian Republic (17th Parliamentary Term), President of the Joint “Committee of the Six” for the implementation of Trentino-Alto Adige Special Status; Head of the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research in Bolzano and Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Verona; President of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (IACFS); member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Institute for Minority Rights at EURAC Research in Bolzano.
Journalist and researcher, he writes articles about the Caucasus and the Middle East for several newspapers, such as Il Manifesto, La Stampa and Il Giornale.