Full Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna (since
2005), Department of Political and Social Sciences, teaching
International Politics, Strategic Studies.
Visiting Professor at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (2014-2017).
Supervisor in the Ph.D. in Political Science, Istituto Italiano di
Scienze Umane - Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence
Director of the MA program in Diplomatic and International Studies,
Faculty of Political Science «Roberto Ruffilli», University of
Bologna at Forlì (2006-2012).
Associate Professor at the University of Parma (2002-2005), Adjunct
Professor at the Bologna Center of the Paul Nitze School of
Advanced and International Studies of Johns Hopkins University
(2005-2006), and at Bocconi University (2002-2003).
Fellow at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Bruxelles,
1997-1999), the Schumann Centre of the European University
Institute (Florence, 1997-1998), the Institute for Security Studies
of the Western European Union (Paris 1996), the Center for
Strategic and International Studies (Washington, 1992).
Author of four monographs and of more than 80 articles and book
chapters in English or Italian. Editor of two volumes. Co-author of
a widely adopted textbook on International Relations.
APPLIED RESEARCH ACTIVITY
Director of the joint International Politics Laboratory (IP LAB) of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the University of Trento (since 2016).
Previously, Director of the Research Center on International Politics and Conflict Resolution of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento (2012-2016).
Scientific coordinator of the following projects: «Solutions and Failures in Identity-based Conflicts: the Autonomy of Trentino-South Tyrol in comparative perspective (SOLFAIL)». with the universities of Bologna, Columbia University e University of California at Irvine. financed by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto (2012-2014).
«Projections and Relevant Effects of Demographic Implications, Changes and Trends (PREDICT)», Fbk Unit coordinated by Bologna, with the universities of Warwick, Sabanci, Johns Hopkins, financed by NATO Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk (2014).
«The Transition of International Politics», financed by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Forlì (2011-2012).
«Geopolitics and energy in Central Asia. From the Great Game to the Great Frame», financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2011).
«The Regularity of Irregular Wars. The Relationship between Technology and Conflict», financed by Finmeccanica, total cost (2011).
«The Transformation of the International System», with the universities of Pavia, Catholic, Milan, financed by the Italian Ministry of University (PRIN, 2008-2012).
«L'ambiente strategico internazionale», financed by Alenia Aeronautica (2006-2011).
«Free Trade, Peace and African RTAs», financed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (1999-2000).
«European Integration and Transatlantic Relations», financed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1997-1999).
EDITORIAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Member of the evaluation panel of the Italian Ministry of University (since
Member of the editorial board of the Journal of International
Relations and Development (since 2005).
Member of the academic board for political science for the
publisher «Il Mulino» (2001-2009 and 2013-).
Member of the executive committee of the Italian Society of
Political Science (since 2014).
Coordinator of the evaluation Panel of the National Research
Council on social sciences (2010).
Member of the editorial board of the «Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica» (2003-2006)
and «Il Mulino» (2000-2006).
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Italian Standing Group on
International Relations (2005-2008).
Vice President of the AREL think-tank (since 2007).
Member of the Italian UNESCO National Committee (since 2003).
Member of the Executive Committee of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (2013-2016). Member of the Board of Finmeccanica (2007-2008) and of Alma
Graduate School (2004-2014). Chairman of the Scientific Committee
of Nomisma (2007-2010), Member of the Scientific Committee of the
Ansaldo Foundation (2012-2015).
Op-editor for Corriere della Sera (2005-2009), Il Riformista
(2003-2004), Il Resto del Carlino (2002-2003).
Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics
and Political Science, supervisor: Prof. C. Coker. Thesis:
«Collective Security: Theory and Practice of an Institution
for Peace in the XX Century» (1992-1996).
Master in International Affairs, School of International and
Public Affairs, Columbia University, advisor: Prof. G. Sartori
BA cum laude in Political Science, Faculty of Political
Science, University of Bologna. Dissertation: «Il concetto di
interesse nazionale e la stabilità internazionale dopo la
guerra fredda»; supervisors: Prof. G. Freddi, Prof. A.
B. Sc. (Econ.) in International Relations, London School of
Economics and Political Science, advisor: Prof. C.J. Hill
International Baccalaureate, United World College of the
Atlantic, Wales (1984-1986).