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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: Luca Barana, Matteo Bonomi, Federico CastiglioniNona Mikhelidze, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, Asli Okyay, Eleonora Poli (associate); Michael Werz (scientific advisor)
Programme and event assistant: Elisabetta Farroni, Maria Bava

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Past projects include work on Balkans, Caucasus, Turkey, Ukraine

 

global-actors Global actors
Head of the programme: Riccardo Alcaro
Research team: Tiziano Breda, Nicola Casarini (associate), Beatrice Gallelli, Nona Mikhelidze, Giulio Pugliese

Ongoing projects include work on: US and the AmericasAsia, and Russia

 

 

Med&MO Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa
Head of the programme: Andrea Dessì
Research team: Luca Barana, Francesca Caruso, Alessia ChiriattiSilvia Colombo (associate), Akram EzzamouriEttore Greco, Asli Okyay, Bernardo Venturi (associate); Daniela Huber (scientific advisor)
Programme and event assistant: Nathalie Champion

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Ongoing projects also include work on Africa

 

 

Security
Head of the programme: Federica Di Camillo
Research team: Ottavia Credi, Giancarlo La RoccaAlessandro Marrone, Karolina Muti, Michele Nones, Paola Tessari; Vincenzo Camporini and Stefano Silvestri (scientific advisors)
Programme and event assistant: Myriam Belgaid

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Past projects include work on Tech-IR

 

 

Defence
Head of the programme: Alessandro Marrone
Research team: Elio CalcagnoOttavia Credi, Federica Di Camillo, Karolina Muti, Michele Nones; Vincenzo Camporini and Stefano Silvestri (scientific advisors)
Programme and event assistant: Myriam Belgaid

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Past projects include work on Tech-IR

 

 

Energy Energy, climate and resources
Head of the programme: Margherita Bianchi
Research team: Lorenzo Colantoni, Pier Paolo Raimondi, Giulia Sofia Sarno, Nicolò Sartori (associate); Luca Franza, Marco Giuli, Valeria Termini and Michael Werz (scientific advisors)
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 (associate), Fabrizio Botti, Manuel Herrera, Federica Marconi, Irene Paviotti, Franco Passacantando (scientific advisor)
Programme and event assistant: Myriam Belgaid

Ongoing projects include work on: international political economy, global governance and Non-proliferation and disarmament

 

 

Italian-foreign-policy Italian foreign policy
Head of the programme: Leo Goretti
Research team: Dario Cristiani, Andrea Dessì, Ettore Greco, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci
Programme and event assistant: Elisabetta Farroni, Maria Bava

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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 more than 100 conferences and seminars per year, 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.