Born and raised in Naples, I am currently the director of the Executive Training in “Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management” at Vesalius College (VUB) in Brussels, and in the same university I teach International Affairs and Conflict Studies. In addition, I teach classes on Mediterranean history and security and International Relations at the School for International Training (SIT) in Tunis (“Tunisia and Italy. Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean“) and in a number of military academies in Europe (Belgium, Italy).
Since 2004, I have been working as a political and economic risk analyst. At the moment, I advise a number of organisations and companies in Europe and the US, particularly on Mediterranean countries and economies. I am a regular contributor to the publications of the Jamestown Foundation, and my articles focus mostly on security in the Mediterranean and Italian relations with the post-Soviet countries.
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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