The Scientific Council is the academic basis of Hikma's work. Founded in January 2020 and composed of professors from the Department of Political and Social Sciences, it has been the reference body in the academic definition of the Hikma Summit of International Relations; in this sense, the Council has supported Hikma's work by directing the association's attention to the most topical issues of international politics. Moreover, the support of the professors of the Department of Political and Social Sciences has proved to be central in establishing fruitful links with the academic world, both at home and abroad.
Professor of East European Politics and History at the Dept. of Political and Social Science, U. of Bologna, Forlì Campus. He is Rector's delegate for relations with Eastern Europe. From 2004 to 2015 he coordinated the MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Studies (MIREES). His last book is "Liquid Nationalism and State Partitions in Europe" (Edward Elgar, 2017)
Michela Ceccorulli is Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. She is also Adjunct Professor at the Dickinson Center for European Studies (Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA) in Bologna. Her research interests lie around migration, security and security governance. Among her publications, 'Framing irregular immigration in security terms: the Libya case, Florence, Florence University Press, 2014; with Sonia Lucarelli and Enrico Fassi (eds), The EU Migration System of Governance. Justice on the Move', Palgrave 2021 and with Nicola Labanca (eds), 'The EU, migration and the politics of administrative detention', Routledge, 2014.
Professor at the University of Bologna, member of the Board of Directors of the Forum on the Problems of Peace and War and of the Institute of International Affairs. She is responsible for Unibo of the Memorandum between the Unibo and NATO Allied Command Transformation, and the representative of Unibo in the Consortium Europaeum. Lucarelli has been Resident Member of the Bologna Institute for Advanced Studies, and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. Her areas of expertise include the EU foreign policy and external image, European security, NATO, European identity and Foreign Policy, Migration and Global Justice.
She graduated at the Political Science Faculty of the University of Firenze, PhD at the European University Institute, many post-Phd grants at the European University Institute, the University of Firenze and CNR.
Her main research field is the history of the European integration, with a special focus on the political history of CAP and the external relations of the European communities.
She taught at the Florence Campus of some American universities and from 1997/98 to 2003/04 she taught History of the European Integration at the University of Florence, Faculty of Arts (Jean Monnet Module). Since 1997/98 she taught at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna, Forlì Campus. Since September 2004 she is President of the Scientific Committee of Punto Europa Forlì. JM Chair in History of the European Integration at the Faculty of Political Sciences “R. Ruffilli” of the University of Bologna (2005-2010). JM Chair ad personam (since 2010)
Giorgio G. Negroni
Associate Professor at the Socio-economic Department of the University of Bologna
Researcher of European Union Law, Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli”, University of Bologna – Forlì Campus. Legal Expert, Italian delegation to the Global Forum on Migration and Development; xpert, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and of Research, Area 12 - Legal Sciences.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. Previously I held research and teaching positions at the University of Bologna, University of Oxford; London School of Economics and Political Science, the European University Institute and Ca' Foscari University in Venice.