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CSSII Centro Universitario di Studi Strategici Internazionali e Imprenditoriali

Associates

 

  

 

  

  Tullio Aversa

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and International Relations from the “Sapienza” University in Rome. His thesis focused on Chinese interests and objectives behind the Belt and Road Initiative. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at the University of Florence.

 

 

 

 

 Alice Bacchelli Visocchi

She holds bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and International Studies from the “Cesare Alfieri” School in Florence. Her thesis focused on cyber security, analysing the Shamoon attack and Iran-Saudi relations. She interned at the CCSIRS, where she now is Internal Activities Coordinator and a Research Trainee. She attended “Francesco Cecioni” scientific high school in Livorno, spending part of her academic period in the United States. She has also studied at the University College London (UCL). She is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in Investigation, Crime and International Security at the University of International Studies of Rome. She is interested in geopolitics, cyber security, and MENA-area intelligence.

 

 

 

 Anita Biscaro

She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Trento. Her thesis focused on the legitimacy crisis of European institutions. She has studied at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York, and is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Security Studies, jointly offered by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and the University of Trento. She is particularly interested in Cyber Policy at the European level, focusing on public-private sector relationship. She has authored the articles “Cyber and Human Vulnerabilities” and “Lavorare come Hacker Etico” (lit. “Working as an Ethical Hacker”), published on SecurityPraxis.eu and AgendaDigitale.it.

  

 

 

  Lorenzo Bonucci

He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Florence "Cesare Alfieri". His main field of study is security with a specialization in economic security and warfare. He is interested in geopolitics of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He has been assistant researcher for the OSCE Project, in collaboration with the University of Florence, “Enhancing the Implementation of OSCE Confidence Building Measures in order to Reduce the Risks of Conflict Stemming from the Use of ICTs”. He has worked for the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK in London, focusing on innovation and FDI. He has interned at the Italian Embassy in Doha, Qatar, where he has primarily worked in the economic diplomacy sector. He is currently working as Policy and Project Assistant at EOS - European Organisation for Security, where he is research assistant for EU funded projects on terrorism online propaganda analysis and cyber-risk management. For the CSSII and CCSIRS he has been working as Chief Web editor until May 2018.

 

 

 

    Francesco Cappelletti

He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Florence. Coming from a background of humanities and music, he holds a diploma in Violin from the “L. Cherubini” conservatory of Florence. He has simultaneously studied historiography, gaining an honours certificate at the Norman Academy. He is part of the History and Musicology Department’s staff at the Thomas More University (UPTM - Rome). Upon invitation by the Dean, Prof. Giulio Tarro, he has also become part of the Istituto Superiore di Ricerca (lit. “Higher research center”) of the same name (ANR/MIUR). He takes active part in continuing education courses and conferences organised by the same institutions at the Italian Armed Forces Officers’ Club in Rome. He is interested in military technology, conventional arms and cyber crime.

 

 

 

 Edoardo Corsi

He holds a master’s degree in European and International Studies from the University of Trento and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. His thesis was titled “Jus ad Bellum and the Challenge of Cyber Operations: Old Rules for New Weapons?”. Freelance journalist, he has matured a few experiences in the institutional communications sector throughout the years: particularly, in 2016, he was Communications Advisor at the Press Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He is particularly interested in cyber security and international law, and the complex relations between the two.

 

 

 

  Marzio Di Feo

He holds a degree in International Relations from the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Political Sciences. He won the 2015 edition of Premio Galli (lit. “Galli Prize”). He is a member of the Student Research Committee in International Relations Theory at IAPSS. His research focuses on security studies and, particularly, on human-machine interaction on the battlefield, up to their integration in the cybernetic dimension and the nature of future warriors, using geek instruments to analyse complex non-linear dynamics of war. He is part of the team project for the OSCE research project, in collaboration with the University of Florence, “Enhancing the Implementation of OSCE Confidence Building Measures in order to Reduce the Risks of Conflict Stemming from the Use of ICTs”.

 

 

 

  Ginevra Fontana

She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Trento, where she graduated with a thesis on minority rights as an instrument of international security, analysing the case of Russian-speaking minority members in Latvia. She is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in International Security Studies, jointly offered by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and the University of Trento. She has been a selected student at the Collegio Bernardo Clesio since 2014. Her research mainly focuses on terrorism, cyber security, armed conflicts, minority rights, arms trafficking and armed forces cooperation. She has co-authored the article “Drone warfare in Niger”, which was published on SecurityPraxis.eu in November 2017.

 

 

 

  Domenico Frascà

He holds a degree in Political Sciences, International Studies from the Political Sciences Faculty at the “Cesare Alfieri” School in Florence, where he graduated with a thesis on Social Media Intelligence. Simultaneously, he attended a continuing education course on UN Negotiation Processes and Techniques at Consules, later participating in the “Consules Model United Nations” (Rome) and “National Model United Nations” (New York) simulations. He has attended the 2015 Summer School “Negotiations during humanitarian crises” at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at the “Cesare Alfieri” faculty. He is interested in strategic studies and cyber intelligence.

 

 

 

  Lamberto Frontera

He holds a degree in Political Sciences, International Studies from the Political Sciences Faculty of the “Cesare Alfieri” School in Florence, where he graduated with a thesis on Carlo Azeglio Ciampi’s Europeanist government. Simultaneously, he attended a NATO decisional process simulation at the IAI (Institute for International Affairs) and interned at the Uruguay Consulate in Livorno. He is a coordinator for the information website Uni Info News and has contributed to statistical researches for the company Simurg Ricerche. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at the “Cesare Alfieri” faculty. He is interested in strategic studies, security and military history.

 

 

 

  Floriana Giannotti

She is currently enrolled in the course on Economic Development, International Social and Health Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Florence. She is interested in cyber capacity-building and cyber peace, with a particular interest in the handling of political-military escalation risks in the cyber domain.

 

 

 Lorenzo Ghigo

He holds a degree from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the “Sacro Cuore” Catholic University of Milan. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations and European Politics, developing a thesis concerning cyber warfare impact on Russian, Chinese and American military strategy. He is the CCSIRS’s social media manager.

 

 

 

  Daniela Giordano

She graduated in Political Sciences at the LUISS University of Rome, with a thesis on islamic fundamentalisms in Saudi Arabia. She is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Security Studies, jointly offered by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and the University of Trento. She is currently interning at the the OBC Transeuropa. She is interested in cyber security and cyber space governance. She is responsible for the CCSIRS’s communications and social networks.

 

 

  Berta Jarosova

She is interning at the Department of Cybersecurity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Previously, she has interned at the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York. She holds a master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University and a bachelor’s degree in European and International Law from the Sorbonne Law School. She has attended the International Cyber Security Summer School and various courses on cyber warfare, cybercrime and cyber defence, co-organized by Europol and the NATO Communication and Information Agency. She is particularly interested in cyber diplomacy, cyber warfare in the Middle East and space security.

 

 

 

  Marco Maldera

He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the “Cesare Alfieri” Political Sciences School in Florence, where he graduated with a thesis on China-Ethiopia relations. From the same university, he holds a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies. His thesis focused on economic intelligence in Italy, ten years after the intelligence services reform. He is now attending a second-level master’s degree in Foreign Trade and Internationalisation of Businesses at the “Tor Vergata” University of Rome. He is particularly interested in China, intelligence and securitising thematics.

 

 

 

  Virginia Nizza

She graduated in International Relations at King’s College London with a thesis on the 2015-2017 migration crisis in Italy and its implications on the complex question of the role of sovereignty in the EU. She has won the Sir Michael Howard Excellence Award. She has specialised in international security studies and has interned at the political office of the Italian Embassy to the United Kingdom. She is particularly interested in development process of cyber governance systems and politics at the global level, therefore plans on pursuing a master’s degree in the field.

 

 

 

  Filippo Pierozzi

He is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in International Relations at the “Cesare Alfieri”. He is a honours student of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. He grew his interest in international security thematics during his internships at the diplomatic representations in Tbilisi and New York. Currently on exchange at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, his research interests are legal issues concerning big data and EU cybersecurity politics.

 

 

 

  Edoardo Sarti

He holds a degree in Political Sciences, International Studies from the Political Sciences Faculty at the “Cesare Alfieri” School in Florence. During his studies he attended a course on UN Negotiation Processes and Techniques at Consules, and participated in the Consules Model United Nations” (Rome) and “National Model United Nations” (New York) simulations. In 2018 he got the diploma in Geopolitics and Global Security” at ISPI, and in 2019 he attended the course “Intelligence and National Security” at the University of Florence. Actually, he is enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at the “Cesare Alfieri” faculty and manages the website and the social media of the Center.

  

 

   Carlo Scuderi

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences (International Politics and Relations curriculum) from the University of Catania. His thesis focused on China-Africa relations. He studied at the Trường Đại Học University of Hanoi. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies at the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Florence. He has dedicated himself to europlanning through an internship at TECLA Association in Bruxelles and a master’s degree at the Center for Europlanning of the Venice International University. He takes care of research and project-planning for the CCSIRS.

 

 

 

  Niccolò Taddei

After a study experience at the Center for International Relations of the University of Warsaw and an internship in Bruxelles, where he worked on communication and advocacy for Human Rights Watch, he graduated cum laude at the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Florence with a thesis on deterrence in cyberspace. He has attended the master’s course in Diplomatic Studies at “SIOI - UNA Italy”, in Rome. He currently works as a cybersecurity analyst at Deloitte. He is one of the CCSIRS’s founders, and has authored a paper for the Center on cyber war as a future war instrument, considering the Russian-Georgian case. He takes care of external relations for the CCSIRS.

 

 

 

  Chiara Tarasco

Following a one-year study-abroad period at the Universiteit von Amsterdam, she graduated from the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Political Sciences of Florence with a thesis on the EU’s ICT strategy in terms of cyber security and internet freedom. She is particularly interested in cyber security policies and personal data protection, as well as cyber awareness.

 

 

 

Fulvia Teano

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Glasgow Caledonian University, where she presented a thesis on bisexuality in the media, analysing the case of two TV series. She is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in International Security Studies, jointly offered by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and the University of Trento. She has interned at the Yunus Center for Social Business and Health, where she has contributed to the TransSol (Transnational solidarity at times of crisis) research project. She is particularly interested in cyber security, cyberspace governance, gender issues and minority issues. She is the CCSIRS’s social media manager.

 

 

 

 Annalisa Triggiano

She holds a degree in Law from the “Federico II” University of Napoli. PhD, she has published numerous contributions on European politics in the Defence and Security field. She is a licensed lawyer. Throughout the years, she has taught European law at the University of Palermo, University of Pavia, University of Salzburg, University of Valladolid and University of Exeter. She is now a professor at the “Roma Tre” University of Rome. She has collaborated with the Military Center for Strategic Studies of Rome, and holds a Diploma as Euro-Mediterranean Analyst from the IAI of Rome. She is a member of the Network Women in International Security Italia. She collaborates with various law and geopolitics publications. She carries out research on Cyber Crimes and Telematic transactions security for the CCSIRS

 

 

 

 

  Francesca Voce

She has graduated cum laude in International and Diplomatic Sciences (University of Trieste), after a year on a study-abroad programme at the Faculty of Law at the “Pantheon Sorbonne” University of Paris. She is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in International Security Studies, jointly offered by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and the University of Trento. She is particularly interested in Cyber Diplomacy, Cyber Policy and Cyber Security. She curates the CCSIRS’s newsletter.

 

 
last update: 02-Aug-2019
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