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Arrigo Pallotti

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/13 African History and Institutions

Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION AND ACADEMICS

2006: Lecturer in African Studies, University of Bologna (Italy).

2005: Post-Doctoral Degree in Political Science, University of Bologna (Italy).

2003: Doctoral Degree in History of Africa, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Siena (Italy).

1998: Degree in Political Sciences, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy), (110/110, cum laude).



Teaching
Undergraduate course: “Storia e istituzioni politiche dell'Africa contemporanea”, Faculty of Political Sciences “Roberto Ruffilli”, Forlì Campus, University of Bologna.

Graduate Course: “Le relazioni internazionali dell'Africa Subsahariana”, Faculty of Political Sciences “Roberto Ruffilli”, Forlì Campus, University of Bologna.

Master Course: “International Political Analysis”, Master in Development, Innovation and Change, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna..


Research interests
Regional integration in Southern Africa, UE-ACP cooperation, democratization in Tanzania.


Research Grants
(2004) Marco Polo scholarship, Università di Bologna, Italy.
(2007-2009) National research grant for the project: “Governance e institution building: circolo virtuoso delle politiche di sviluppo e di riduzione della povertà in Africa australe?” (coordinator Anna Maria Gentili, University of Bologna).
(2007-2010) Research Grant of the University of Bologna for the project “La svolta degli anni '70. Politica, cultura, economia e relazioni internazionali nell'era dell'interdipendenza”, (coordinator Mario del Pero, University of Bologna).


International Grants
(2009-2012) Responsible (with Mario Zamponi) of the Bologna Unit of the project: “Community Based System in HIV Treatment (CoBaSys), funded by the ACP Science and Technology Programme. Other members: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), University of Manchester (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Namibia (Namibia), University of Malawi (Malawi), Research for Equity and Community Health Trust (Malawi), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Training and Research Support Centre (Zimbabwe), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), University of Botswana (Botswana).


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Work experience
April-June 2000: Project Assistant at the United Nations Office for Project Services, Rome.


Other activities
Book Review Editor of the Italian journal Afriche e Orienti.

Peer reviewer of Africa Spectrum (Germany).

Coordinator, with Henning Melber (Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Sweden), Ian Phimister (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) and Mario Zamponi (Università di Bologna, Italy) of the Working Group on “Europe and Transitions in (Southern) Africa” of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutions.


Languages spoken
English: very good.
French: good.
Kishawili: learning


Membership

Member of the Centro Dipartimentale di Studi Storici e Politici su Africa e Medio Oriente, Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia, Università di Bologna, Italy.

Seminars and conferences

(2000): Seminar on “Risultati e prospettive delle relazioni UE-ACP”, Master in Diritti Umanitari, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Università di Bologna, Italy.
(2000): Lecture on “L'Europa e il Sud del mondo”, Biblioteca Ariostea, Ferrara, Italy.
(2001): Seminar on “Dynamics of regional integration in Southern Africa”, Master on Development, Innovation and Change, University of Bologna, Italy.
(2002): Lecture on “La globalizzazione vista dal Sud”, Sassuolo, Modena, Italy.
(2003): Seminar on “Good governance, NEPAD and regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Master on Development, Innovation and Change, University of Bologna, Italy.
(2003): Seminar on “NEPAD, conflict prevention and the crisis in Zimbabwe”, Centre for International Development, University of Bologna, Italy.
(2004): Seminar on “Conflict prevention and regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Master on Development, Innovation and Change, University of Bologna, Italy.
(2004): Seminar on “Cause e dinamiche dei conflitti contemporanei in Africa australe”, Master in Peacekeeping Managament, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Università di Torino, Italy.
(2004): Lecture on “La cooperazione politica post-apartheid in Africa australe: sviluppo o conflitto?”, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, University of Milan, Italy.
(2005) Seminar on: “Le radici storiche dei conflitti contemporanei in Africa australe: il caso dello Zimbabwe” at the Master in Peacekeeping Managament, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Università di Torino, Italy.
(2005) Discussant of the Session: “Political Reforms and Development” of the International Workshop on: “The West and Africa. Democracy and Nationalism from the First to the Second Transition”, Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Università di Bologna.
(2005) “The Political Limits of Regional Conflict Prevention in Africa: SADC and the Crisis of Zimbabwe”, paper presented at the Working Group: “Regionalism and Development” at the 11th EADI General Conference: “Regionalism and Insecurity”, Bonn, Germany.
(2005) Lecture on: “Il progetto di partenariato africano: NEPAD” at the conference: “L'africa che cambia”, Casa della Cultura, Milano, Italy.
(2006) Lecture on: “Il ruolo del Sudafrica nel contesto regionale”, Osservatorio Scenari Internazionali, Genova, Italy.
(2006) “L'Africa sub-sahariana e la guerra in Iraq”, paper presented at the conference: “Iraq: radiografia del conflitto tre anni dopo”, Forlì, Italy.
(2007) Lecture on: “I conflitti in Africa sub-sahariana”, at the Conference: “Sterminio, stermini” organized by Regione Toscana and Forum per i problemi della pace e della guerra, Livorno, Italy.
(2007) “The Decentralisation of Rights: Local Government Reform and Democracy in Tanzania” paper presented at the panel: “The Politics of Rights” at the Canadian Association of African Studies Conference 2007: “Rethinking Rights in Africa: The Struggle for Meaning and the Meaning of Struggle”, Toronto, Canada.
(2007) “Local institutional reforms and resource access in rural Tanzania” paper presented at the panel: “Decentralising power and natural resource control: responses and perspectives” at the Second European Conference on Africa Studies (Aegis Conference), Leiden, Olanda.
(2007) “La questione della democrazia locale in Tanzania: dall'Ujamaa alla decentralizzazione”, paper presented at the panel: “Comunità rurali, sistemi di autorità e risorse naturali. Dalle riforme coloniali ai processi di decentralizzazione nell'Africa australe contemporanea”, at the Convegno SISSCO: “Cantieri di storia IV”, Marsala, Italy.
(2008) “Is There Still a Role for Regional Development Cooperation in Southern Africa? SADC and the Crisis in Zimbabwe” paper presented at the panel: “Southern Africa: Overcoming social-Political and Economic Disproportion” at the 11th Conference of Africanists: “Africa's Development: Possibilities and Constraints”, Institute for African Studies della Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia.
(2008) Seminar: “La ridefinizione della governance e il ruolo delle organizzazioni multilaterali continentali e regionali in Africa sub-sahariana” at the Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia dell'Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
(2008) “Tra norma e realtà. Le relazioni tra Unione Europea e Africa sub-sahariana” paper presented at the conference: “Europa potenza civile? Contraddizioni, ostacoli e scenari alternativi”, Forlì, Italy.
(2008) “Governance Transformation at the Periphery: SADC and Regional Economic Restructuring in Southern Africa” paper presented at the Working Group: “Transformation of the World System” at the 12th EADI General Conference: “Global Governance for Sustainable Development: The need for Policy Coherence and new Partnerships”, Geneva, Switzerland.
(2009) “Between the global and the regional: SADC and development cooperation in Africa” paper presented at the panel: “Africa's Interregional South-South Relations” at the Third European Conference on Africa Studies (Aegis Conference), Leipzig, Germany.
(2010) “Southern African Liberation Struggles and Nation Building: The Case of Tanzania-UK Relations 1965-74”, paper presented at the IPRI/LSE IDEAS Conference a Lisbon, Portugal.
(2010) “Decentralization and Land Reform in Tanzania”, paper presented at VII Iberian Congress of African Studies, Lisbon, Portugal.
(2010) “La crisi del processo di costruzione della nazione in Tanzania: il ruolo della politica estera”, paper presented at the “Conferenza di studi africanistici: Studi italiani sull'Africa a 50 anni dall'indipendenza”, Napoli, Italy.
(2010) “Sudafrica e Africa post-apartheid: rilancio dello sviluppo e gestione della sicurezza” paper presented at the conference: “Prisma Sudafrica: la nazione arcobaleno a vent'anni dalla liberazione, 1990-2010”, Università statale di Milano, Milano, Italy.
(2011) “Tanzania's foreign policy, Southern Africa's liberation, and the crisis of Ujamaa (1965-1980), paper presented at the conference: “Africa in the 1970s: Crises, Conflicts and Transformations”, Bologna, Italy.