About Me

Born and raised in Naples, I currently teach International Affairs and Conflict Studies at Vesalius College in Brussels, where I also coordinate the Executive Training in “Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management”. I am also a political and economic risk consultant, with a particular focus on Mediterranean countries, and work for a number of companies and organisations across Europe and the US. Last, but not least, I am a senior associate analyst in Peace & Security Department at the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, where I deal primarily with EU-GCC relations and Mediterranean Security and a regular contributor to the publications of the Jamestown Foundation

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 at Fatih University. 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