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Giampiero Giacomello

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/04 Political Science

Curriculum vitae


European University Institute (EUI)
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Ph.D. in Political Science
Dissertation: “A Digital Challenge. National Governments and
The Control of The Internet”.
Supervisors: Professors Thomas Risse and Richard Breen

The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies,
M.A. in International Affairs (M.A.I.A.)
Areas of Concentration: International Economics and
European Studies. Thesis: "Defensive Defense in Europe: A Structured Model of Alternative Defensive Posture for NATO”

University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
Laurea (B.A. Hon. equivalent) in Political Science
Areas of Concentration: International and European Studies. Thesis: “The Peace Movements in Europe: 1980-1985”


University of Bologna
Department of Politics, Bologna Italy
Assistant Professor of International Relations ( since November 2005)

James Madison University
Semester in Florence Program, Florence, Italy
Adjunct Professor of Political Science. Teaching undergraduate classes in “European Integration” (2002- 2003 and 2005-2012)
MA in EU Policy Studies, teaching "EU Issues and Controversies" (Fall Term) & "EU Policy-making" (Spring Term) (2006- 2012)

University of Bologna
Department of Politics, Bologna Italy
Adjunct Professor of International Relations. Teaching “Strategic Studies”, “Comparative Foreign Policy”, “Conflict Analysis”. Also teaching “International Security” in the Master in International Relations program at the University of Bologna (2002– 2005)

Dickinson College
K. Robert Nilsson Center for European Studies
, Bologna, Italy
Adjunct Professor of Political Science. Taught undergraduate classes in “International Relations” and “Contemporary Eastern Europe” (1996-2003)

University of Pisa, Italy
Department of Computer Science

(Corso di Laurea in Informatica)
Seminar on “Social Implications of Information Technologies”
Module Instructor for “From ENIAC to the Internet: The Social and Economic Impacts of the Information Society” (2000-2002)


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Peace Studies Program

Post-doctoral Associate (2004)

Columbia University, New York, NY
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Visiting Scholar for the project “Measuring Cyber War” (creating a database on cyberwar capabilities for a cross-national comparison) (summer 2002)

Caritas Italiana, Rome, Italy
Principal Investigator (with Francesco Strazzari) (2001-2002) for the project “Forgotten Conflicts” about public opinion's perceptions of remote civil wars and ethic conflicts

University of Bologna
Center for Central European and Balkan Studies, Bologna, Italy
Research Fellow (1994-1997). Research interests on the political economy of Central Eastern Europe, high-technology trade, and telecommunications, and Recipient (Department of Economics, University of Bologna) of the EU Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) Fellowship (1995-1996)


Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York, USA
Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Program (ITIC), Summer Fellowship (June-July 2002) at ISERP, Columbia University

The Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center, Italy

Recipient of the Bologna Center Fellowship Academic Year 1988/89

International Studies Association, Travel Grants to participate in the 43rd ( New Orleans) and 44th (Portland, OR) Annual Conferences.


Workshop Definitions, Myths and Realities of Cyberterrorism, Peace Studies Program with the Information Assurance Institute, Cornell University, (organized and chaired), November 11, 2004

XX ISODARCO Summer School on Computers, Networks and the Perspective for Global and European Security (Rovereto, Italy, 1999). Taught seminars on history of computing and computer simulations

Member of the selection committee for the 2004 Freeman Prize in Peace Studies, Cornell University

Member of the International Studies Association (ISA)

Former Member of the ECPR Standing Group on Computers and the Internet

Fellow Salzburg Seminar Session 358 “The Social and Political Implication of the Internet”, Salzburg, July 7-14, 1998