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HSIR 2021 speakers


Stiglitz Joseph

Joseph Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world


Zuboff Shoshana

Scholar, writer, and activist Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School and a faculty associate at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights. Her recent masterwork, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, has been hailed as the tech industry’s Silent Spring and the Das Kapital of the 21st Century.


Keohane Robert

Robert O. Keohane is one of the most prominent academics working in the field of International Relations, esponent of neoliberal institutionalism. In 2009 he was named the most influential scholar of the preceding 20 years in the field of international relations by the journal Foreign Policy.


Pollin Robert

Robert Pollin is University Professor of Economics and Co- Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also the founder and President of PEAR (Pollin Energy and Retrofits). 


Tickner J.Ann

J. Ann Tickner is an Anglo-American professor and theorist of feminist international relations. She was the first feminist theorist of international relations to head the Intenational Studies Association. 


Lamb Harriet

Harriet Lamb is the Chief Executive Officer of Ashden, an organisation that supports sustainable energy enterprises from around the world. From 2001 to 2012 she was the Exectutive Director of the United Kingdom Fairtrade Foundation, and in 2012 she became Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International.


Torero Maximo

Maximo Torero Cullen is the Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) since 2019. Prior to joining FAO, he was the World Bank Group Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Mr. Torero had also led the Division of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


Sami Carlotta

Carlotta Sami has been working for over fifteen years in the field of international relations, human rights and humanitarian intervention. In 2012 she was General Director of Amnesty International in Italy. Since January 2014 she is Spokeperson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Office for Southern Europe.

Mastrojeni Grammenos 

Grammenos Mastrojeni is an Italian diplomat and professor of Environment and Geostrategy in various universities around the world and has dedicated himself for over 20 years to the theme of climate change. Since 2019 he has been Deputy Secretary General for Energy and Climate Action at Union for the Mediterranean and President of UN Mountains.

Wood Murakami David

David Murakami Wood is currently Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies at Queen’s University in Ontario. He is a widely published specialist in the sociology and geography of surveillance and security in cities from a global comparative perspective.



Giovanni Ziccardi is a professor of Legal Informatics at the University of Milan; and also of Computer Crime at the University of Bologna. Scientific coordinator of the Research Center in Information Society Law (Islc), and Director of the scientific journal Cyberspace and Law.

Rugge Fabio

Fabio Rugge is Head of ISPI's Centre on Cybersecurity, as well as a diplomat currently working as Head of the Office in charge for NATO and Security and Politico-Military Issues, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security and Consul General of Italy in Mumbai. He worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He is also adjunct Professor of Cyber Diplomacy. 

Collaborations on social channels

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Tramballi Ugo

Conference "Russia and Ukraine. What no one expected"


Dragosei Fabrizio

Conference "Russia and Ukraine. What no one expected"


Romano Luca

Conference "Blue Energy. Challenges and Opportunities"


Maronta Fabrizio

Conference "Geopolitics of energy"


Nicolazzi Massimo

Conference "Geopolitics of energy"


Graziano Claudio

Conference "NATO and the new global challenges"


Minuto Rizzo Alessandro

Conference "NATO and the new global challenges"


Gilli Andrea

Conference "NATO and the new global challenges"


Valletti Tommaso

Conference "Conference" The tech giants "big tech, politics and society


Epifani Stefano

Conference "Conference" The tech giants "big tech, politics and society


Bilotta Nicola

Conference "Conference" The tech giants "big tech, politics and society


Tinazzi Cristiano

Conference "Journalism and freedom of information"


Zafesova Anna

Conference "Journalism and freedom of information"


Giunchi Elisa

"The new Afghanistan" conference


Giunchi Elisa

"The new Afghanistan" conference


Zekriya A. Khaled

"The new Afghanistan" conference

HSIR 2020 guests

Khanna Parag

He is a leading global strategy advisor, best-selling author and founder & managing partner of FutureMap. Parag has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in which he has served on Mobility, Geoeconomics, Urban Development. In 2002, he was awarded the OECD Future Leaders Prize.

Prodi Romano

Romano Prodi is an Italian politician, economist, professor, public and private executive who served twice as Italian Prime Minister and has been appointed as President of the European Commission.

Jahjaga Atifete

She is a Kosovar politician who served as the third President of Kosovo. She was the first female President of the Republic of Kosovo taking office in 2011 after serving as Lieutenant of the Kosovo Police and being member of the Democratic Party.

Valensise Michele

Michele Valensise was a member of the italian diplomatic corp in Brasil, Germany, Bosnia and Erzegovina, External Affairs and Cooperation Department. He is specialised in italian-german relationships and he is President of the German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue Villa Vigoni.

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Simma Bruno

He served as a judge at the International Court of Justice. He is cofounder of the European Journal of International Law, of the European Society of International Law, and an associate member of the Institut de Droit international. He was a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and of the UN International Law Commission.

Kane Angela

Former Under-Secretary-General for Management in the United Nations and has served as UN High- representative for disarmament.

Ferrari Luca

He is a diplomat who served in the Service of Diplomatic contention, Foreign Affairs and Legislative Affairs, then in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as vice-director of globalization and global issues, he also directed Middle East office. He was first commercial secretary in Mosque and Washington DC, an ambassador in Saudi Arabia and from 2019 in China.

Van Raemdonck Nathalie

She is a policy Analyst at the think tank EUISS where she provides research support to the European Union on Cyber Diplomacy through the EU Cyber Direct project. She worked for the Belgian CERT and the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium.


Enrico Letta

Enrico Letta è un politico italiano e attualmente dirige la Scuola di Affari internazionali presso l’Istituto di studi politici di Parigi. Ha ricoperto innumerevoli cariche istituzionali tra le quali quelle di Ministro della Repubblica Italiana, Deputato della Repubblica Italiana e Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri.  Laureato all’Università di Pisa in Scienze Politiche e Dottore all’Istituto di Studi Superiori Sant’Anna, inizia la sua carriera politica militando tra le fila della Democrazia Cristiana e attualmente è impegnato nel Partito Democratico. Fin da giovanissimo dimostra il suo interesse per l’Europa e ricopre la carica di Deputato al Parlamento Europeo impegnato come Membro Commissione per problemi economici e monetari e nella Delegazione per le relazioni con i Paesi del Maghreb e l'Unione del Maghreb arabo.

Mario del Pero

Luciano Violante

Magistrato e uomo politico italiano (n. Dire Daua, Etiopia, 1941). Deputato del PCI dal 1979 e del PDS (poi DS) dal 1992, è stato presidente della Commissione parlamentare antimafia (1992-94) e dal 1996 al 2001 della Camera dei deputati. Nel 2001 è stato eletto presidente del gruppo DS-L'Ulivo alla Camera dei deputati e nel giugno 2006 ha assunto la presidenza della prima Commissione Affari costituzionali della presidenza del Consiglio e Interni. Non si è ricandidato alle elezioni politiche del 2008. Tra le sue pubblicazioni figurano i temi della politica, dell'antimafia, analisi sulla magistratura e sulla storia della nostra Repubblica.

Nel 2017 è stato insignito del titolo di Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

Mario del Pero è Professore di International History alla  Sciences Po di Parigi dove tiene dei corsi sugli Stati Uniti, con particolare focus sulla Guerra Fredda e la storia del ventesimo e ventunesimo secolo. Tra le sue pubblicazioni più recenti ci sono: Libertà e Impero. Gli Stati Uniti e il Mondo, 1776-2011 (Laterza, 2017, 3rd ed.), Era Obama. Dalla Speranza del Cambiamento all’Elezione di Trump (Feltrinelli, 2017) and The Eccentric Realist. Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy (Cornell University Press, 2009). Prima di iniziare la sua carriera alla SciencesPo, Del Pero è stato professore all’Università di Bologna, e ha tenuto alcuni corsi anche alla European University Institute, the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, Columbia University, New York University and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva. Mario del Pero tiene un blog e interviene nelle radio Italiane e Svizzere di SkyNews riguardo la politica internazionale degli Stati Uniti.

Interviews on Instagram


Cottarelli Carlo

He worked in the Bank of Italy, Eni, in the International Monetary Fund. He was a Special Commissioner for Expenditure Review, appointed by the Italian government. Since 2017 he has been director of the Observatory on Italian Public Accounts of the Catholic University of Milan and visiting professor at the Bocconi University.


Ferrari Aldo

Aldo Ferrari is a professor and Head of the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Program at the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan. Co-founder and President of the Association of Italian Studies on Central Asia and the Caucasus (ASIAC).


Trumpet Lorenzo

Beirut-based scholar specialized in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. For almost twenty years has been living, studying, and working in the region.


Giustozzi Corrado

Professor, cybersecurity and cybercrime consultant for italian police forces and law-enforcing agencies, official expert of the Criminal Court of Justice of Rome for computer crimes. He has been member of the National Security Observatory at Ce.Mi.S.S. (italian Military Center for Strategic Studies) and cooperated with UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime).

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Scavo Nello

Scavo is an International reporter, court reporter, war correspondent.


Caracciolo Lucio

Director of the magazine Limes (which he founded in 1993), he is also a columnist and a professor. He is one of the leading Italian experts in geopolitics.


Fabbri Dario

Fabbri is an Italian geopolitical analyst and journalist. Editor of Scenari, a monthly magazine that deals with the geopolitics of the daily Domani.


D'andrea Dimitri

Dimitri D'Andrea is a Full Professor of Political Philosophy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Florence.


Colombo Silvia

Colombo is Senior Fellow in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Africa program at IAI. She is an expert on Middle Eastern politics.


Gancitano Maura

Gancitano is a writer, philosopher, and one founder of the project Tlon.


Cartasegna Marco

Cartasegna is an entrepreneur, and founder of Torcha, a social information project for young people.


 Miccio Rossella

Miccio worked for Emergency and since 2017 she is the President of Emergency. Since 2015 she has been a member of the National Council for International Development Cooperation.

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