Research Programmes

IAI's research activity focuses on thematic areas/topics but without a rigid subdivision as a tribute to the criterion of interdisciplinarity. Researchers are asked to pursue interdisciplinary analysis of international events and their implications for Europe and Italy:

Europe

EU, politics and institutions
Head of the programme: Nicoletta Pirozzi
Research team: Riccardo Alcaro, Luca Barana, Matteo Bonomi, Gianni Bonvicini, Daniele Fattibene, Ettore Greco, Eleonora Poli, Nathalie Tocci
Programme and event assistant: Elisabetta Farroni

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global-actors Global actors
Head of the programme: Riccardo Alcaro
Research team: Luca Barana, Stefania Benaglia, Nicola Casarini, Lorenzo Mariani, Nicoletta Pirozzi, Eleonora Poli, Stefano Silvestri, Bernardo Venturi
Programme and event assistant: Anna Gaone

Ongoing projects include work on: Us and the Americas, Asia, Africa 
 
Eurasia

Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Head of the programme: Nona Mikhelidze
Research team: Matteo Bonomi, Asli Okyay, Eleonora Poli, Nathalie Tocci
Programme and event assistant: Francesca Paganucci

Ongoing projects include work on: Turkey, Balkans, Caucasus, Ukraine

Med&MO Mediterranean and Middle East
Head of the programme: Daniela Huber
Research team: Roberto Aliboni, Francesca CarusoSilvia Colombo, Andrea Dessì, Ettore Greco, Lorenzo Kamel, Daniela Pioppi, Nathalie Tocci
Programme and event assistant: Nathalie Champion

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Security
Head of the programme: Federica Di Camillo
Research team: Vincenzo Camporini, Ottavia CrediDaniele Fattibene, Alessandro Marrone, Karolina Muti, Michele Nones, Paola Tessari, Stefano Silvestri
Programme and event assistant: Francesca Paganucci

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Defence
Head of the programme: Alessandro Marrone
Research team: Vincenzo Camporini, Ottavia CrediFederica Di Camillo, Karolina Muti, Michele Nones, Ester Sabatino, Stefano Silvestri
Programme and event assistant: Francesca Paganucci

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Energy Energy, climate and resources
Head of the programme: Luca Franza
Research tam: Luca Bergamaschi, Margherita Bianchi, Lorenzo Colantoni, Daniele Fattibene, Nicolò Sartori, Valeria Termini
Programme and event assistant: Nathalie Champion

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Multilateralism Multilateralism and global governance
Head of the programme: Ettore Greco
Research team: Nicola Bilotta, Fabrizio BottiFederica dall'Arche, Franco Passacantando, Natalino Ronzitti
Programme and event assistat: Anna Gaone

Ongoing projects include work on: international political economy, global governance (WTO, G7/G8 etc.)
 
Italian-foreign-policy Italy's foreign policy
Head of the programme: Silvia Colombo
Research team: Ettore GrecoLorenzo Mariani
Programme and event assistant: Elisabetta Farroni

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Technology and international relations
Head of the programme: Jean Pierre Darnis
Research team: Vincenzo Camporini, Michele NonesStefano Silvestri

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In recent years, the Institute has worked on 40-50 projects each year, a third of which are funded by the European Commission, and organised 80-90 conferences and seminars, both in Italy and abroad.

All projects are carried out in cooperation with other Italian or foreign institutes, or within the context of research networks with a broad geographical range (European, regional, transatlantic and global).

The IAI currently takes part in over a dozen international networks ranging cross various sectors of research: global governance, the new international order, security, European policy and – geographically – China, India, the Mediterranean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

An increasing number of activities are carried out in conjunction with international institutions. In addition to the European Commission, the IAI has strengthened links with NATO, EEAS, ESA, EDA, OSCE and the European Parliament.

Collaboration with national institutions is also intensive and continuous. In particular, each year the Institute launches a dozen or so joint undertakings with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. There are also important collaborative undertakings with various other ministries, the Bank of Italy and the Parliament.