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Raffaele Marchetti (BA, Rome-La Sapienza; PhD, London-LSE) is an assistant professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and the School of Government at LUISS. His area of research concerns global politics and governance, transnational actors, and political risk.

He was the scientific coordinator of FP6 Strep project SHUR. Human Rights in Conflicts: The Role of Civil Society funded by the EC; and was a Fellow at the European University Institute, the Italian National Research Council-CNR, and in the Network of Excellence GARNET. Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation: The Role of the EU. He was also a research contractor for the FP6 research project DEMOS. Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies-EUISS. He has taught at LSE, the American University of Rome, the Universitè de Genève, and the Università di Napoli L'Orientale. He has carried out research at the University of Exeter, the University of Nottingham, and the Università di Urbino. In 2005, he received the Lawrence S. Finkelstein Award by the International Studies Association-ISA, Section on International Organization.

Among his publications are: La politica della globalizzazione (Mondadori, 2014); Contemporary Political Agency (Routledge, 2013), Global Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Civil Society, Ethnic Conflicts, and the Politicization of Human Rights (United Nations University Press, 2011), Conflict Society and Peacebuilding (Routledge, 2011), and Manuale di politica internazionale, (UBE, 2010).

Nicola Borri joined the faculty at LUISS Guido Carli in 2009. His research interests focus on asset pricing, international finance and macroeconomics. His current research explores risk premia in the market for sovereign bonds and finds that the timing of a country’s default is a key determinant of bond yield spreads. His paper Sovereign Risk Premia (in conjunction with Adrien Verdelhan) received the ABI Country Risk Forum Best Paper Award at the International Risk Management Conference 2010 and the 2010 WRDS Best Paper Award at the European Financial Management Association Conference. He received his undergraduate and master’s degree from Bocconi University, and a PhD in economics from Boston University in 2009.

Mattia Vitale currently works at Eni Corporate in Rome. Previously he worked as a consultant for international and security analysis for a private company, as an intern at SACE S.p.A (the Italian Export Credit Agency) and at the Prefecture of Forlì-Cesena (Ministry of Interior). Mattia holds a master’s degree in International Relations from LUISS University and a bachelor’s degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Bologna. He has also taken courses at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Cecilia Sottilotta is currently completing her PhD in Political Theory at LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. Under the supervision of Prof. Leonardo Morlino, she is working on a dissertation regarding political risk for foreign direct investment. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Padua, earning a master’s degree in International Politics and Diplomacy, and between 2008 and 2010 she specialized in business internationalization after being awarded a scholarship for the 42nd Master for Experts in Business Internationalization organized by the Italian Trade Commission (in Rome and New York City). In 2012 she was the academic coordinator of the LUISS SoG annual conference on “Investing in the Age of Political Risks”, sponsored by UniCredit Group. Her latest works on political risk are  “Political Risk: Concepts, Definitions, Challenges”, LUISS School of Government Working Papers Series, April 2013, SOG-WP6/2013 and “Political Stability in Authoritarian Regimes: Lessons from the Arab Uprisings”, IAI WORKING PAPERS 13 | 01 – January 2013

Carlo Gallo has extensive experience in providing advice on political, operational and security risks to the world’s leading multinationals. In 2013, he founded Enquirisk, an innovative online platform that gives  organizations access to expertise on their countries, industries and areas of risk. From late 2005 until April 2012, he was the lead political risk analyst on Russia/FSU at Control Risks, one of the largest political risk consultancies. Prior to this, he completed a highly commended PhD in Russian politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and has held lecturing and research positions at other leading UK universities.

Federico Niglia, PhD, teaches International History at LUISS Guido Carli and Current Terrorist Movements at St. John’s University. He is a former Senior Researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali and a current Junior Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is the Research Director of Consules, a non-profit institution that organizes diplomatic simulations. His research interests include: Italian and German foreign policy and international organizations.