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Who we are?

Hikma is an apolitical non-profit student organization affiliated with the University of Bologna. Established in May 2019 by a small group of  International  and Diplomatic Sciences (SID) students, our team has now more than 60 members, bound together by passion and determination.


“By the students for the students” is our motto. Hikma was born in response to a concrete need. It created a forum to allow Alma Mater Studiorum students (and not only!) interested in Geopolitics and International Relations to dialogue with leading experts in the field and 

provide them with the tools to better understand the world around us. In addition to covering different disciplines, the events organized by Hikma take various forms: lectures, meetings with speakers, workshops, and debates.


The first steps

In February 2019, Francesco Nobili and Federico Martelli, after attending the Warwick Economic Summit, realized they wanted to recreate the same experience at Unibo campus in Forlì, where they studied. The intuition of the two co-founders of Hikma is to organize a festival focused on international relations, namely the Hikma Summit. 

 Soon the Hikma project was presented to the university and received its approval. The newborn Hikma team, consisting of only eight members, moves quickly to arrange its first conference on May 2019. On September 27, 2019, Hikma held its first major event: The Academy of International Politics, which involved more than 700 participants.


Our path

Hikma was born with the primary goal of creating an annual festival of International Politics. The first edition of the Hikma Summit of International Relations (HSIR) took place in September 2020. From then on, the HSIR has become one of the major yearly events for the student community of Forlì. The second Summit was held in May 2021 and named “Beyond crisis”, while the second and last Summit took place in Forlì in May 2022 with the title “Future: instruction for use”.

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