Lorenzo Mariani is Project Manager at TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association). Before joining TEPSA, Lorenzo worked for six years as Researcher in the field of Asian studies at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) where he collaborated mainly on research projects dealing with Chinese domestic and foreign affairs, and Inter-Korean relations. He has been Korea Foundation Fellow from 2017 to 2018. He graduated in International Relations at the University of Bologna and earned a Master’s double degree in China Studies from Zhejiang University and University of Turin. During his academic career, he was an exchange student at Peking University (Beijing) and at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul).