Born and raised in Naples, I am currently the IAI/GMF Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington D.C., working on Italian foreign policy, the Mediterranean and global politics in close coordination with the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. I am the founder and the director of the political risk consultancy “Mediterranean Eye Risk Consultancy” based in London, advising multinational companies, international organisations and writing for political risk companies on Mediterranean security and economic dynamics. I am a regular contributor to the publications of the Jamestown Foundation, and my articles focus mostly on security in the Mediterranean and Italian foreign policy.
From 2018 to 2020, I was a Visiting Researcher at the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd (UK). Before, I was the director of the Executive Training in “Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management” and adjunct professor in International Affairs and Conflict Studies at Vesalius College (VUB) in Brussels until August 2018. In addition, I teach classes on Mediterranean history, International Relations and Global Security at the Koninklijke Militaire School in Brussels, the School for International Training (SIT) in Tunis and Istituto Alti Studi Difesa in Rome.
I received my PhD in Middle East & Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London in 2015. In 2013, I lived in Istanbul, where I was a Tübitak Research Fellow. Before leaving Italy in 2009, I was a teaching fellow in Political Science and Comparative Politics and E-Learning assistant at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, from which I have also received my MA (with distinctions) and my BA and a political analyst with the Power & Interest News Report.
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