Professor Andrea Branchi, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Prof. Branchi’s intellectual fields of interest cover a wide range of topics within philosophy, politics and history of ideas, in particular: Bernard Mandeville’s works (he has recently organized and coordinated an international symposium on Mandeville in Rome); 18th c. British moral philosophy; the history of the idea of self-love and self-interest; history of women; medicine, philosophy and literature in the Age of the Enlightenment; history of Atheism, military history and Italian history, culture and identity.
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Professor Irene Caratelli, PhD

Program Director. Prof. Irene Caratelli has been at AUR since 2010, and became an Associate Professor in 2013. Her areas of expertise encompass three disciplines: International Relations, European Studies and International Political Economy. At AUR, Professor Caratelli has been teaching introductory classes to Political Science; advanced classes on Democracy and Democratization; International Political Economy; The US, the EU and China. 
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Professor Francesca Conti, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Prof. Conti’s research focuses mostly on emigration/immigration/asylum; sport; integration and human rights in a comparative, international perspective. Prof. Conti is currently working on two research projects: the first one, in collaboration with CSER, Centro Studi Migrazione, aims to identify and to exchange good practices of migrants’ integration across Italy. The second one, sponsored by the Istituto San Pio V, aims to critically assess human rights in both theory and practice.
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Professor Catherine Cornet, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Dr. Catherine Cornet trained as a political scientist and an Arabist in France and the UK. She has 15 years of experience in Middle Eastern affairs and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and has travelled extensively in the region for EU-funded projects as a researcher and journalist. Since 2001, she has written for the Italian newsmagazine, Internazionale, and is a free-lancer for many French media outlets, including ARTE Television and France 5.
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Professor Andrea Filipetti, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Andrea is Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Geography and Environment and at the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, University of London. He has graduated and taken his Phd in Economic Science at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. He is interested in the institutions and political economy of decentralization, innovation, the globalization of intellectual property rights, technological change and productivity growth.
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Professor Daniela Huber

Adjunct Professor
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Professor Diane Abi Khalil, M.A.

Adjunct Professor. Professor Abi Khalil is a consultant in International Cooperation and Emergency. She has 10 years of professional experience working with international organizations and public administration. She worked in operational contexts in Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan and Republic of Central Africa. She has an applied knowledge in humanitarian negotiations, project management, protection and other humanitarian field activities and programs.
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Professor Antonio Marchesi, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Professor Marchesi has always combined teaching and research on international law in an academic environment with consultancies and human rights work for NGOs. He has been an active member of Amnesty International since 1977, and he is currently the Chair of Amnesty International Italy. He has been a staff member and consultant for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, as well as a research delegate, trial observer, and member of delegations to international conferences, includign the Diplomatic Conference in 1998 which adopted the Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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Professor Silvia Menegazzi, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Silvia Menegazzi is Adjunct Lecturer at AUR and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli. She is a founding member of the Study Centre on Contemporary China.
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Professor Elena Panova, M.A.

Adjunct Professor. Professor Panova has taught Russian since 2005 at several universities, including the Universita' degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'; the Universita' per Stranieri of Siena; the Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators of the Universita' di Bologna at Forli'; the Universita' di Macerata; the Bologna Center of The Johns Hopkins University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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Professor Renata Pepicelli, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Professor Pepicelli is an expert on Mediterranean Studies and Gender Studies in the contemporary Islamic world whose research focuses on the MENA region, with a special emphasis on gender, youth, migrations and Islamist movements. 
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Professor Giorgio Poti', PhD

Adjunct Professor. Professor Potì’s expertise and research interests lie in modern European history, the international relations of the Mediterranean, comparative imperialism and nationalism, and international legal history. He has especially worked on the political, legal and ethical reconfiguration of colonial empires in the interwar years.
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Professor Laura Prota, PhD

Professor. Specialized in social network analysis and rural development, Professor Prota adopts a relational approach to study the configuration of agricultural production and innovation systems under globalization. She published on issues related to the specificity of Southeast Asian market transition with a particular focus on place and path dependent trajectories of development, land markets, persistent poverty, gender and labor rights. Professor Prota also published methodological articles on network analysis aiming at identifying methods to identify the structural evolutionary patterns of economic systems. 
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Professor Luca Ratti, PhD

Adjunct Professor. Professor Ratti's research and teaching interests lie in post-World War Two international history, specifically U.S.-European relations, NATO’s evolution and European security and defense policies, and international relations theory. He is particularly interested in the post-Cold War challenges for NATO, Anglo-American relations and Germany in the Cold War and after, and in the broader question of the changing nature of regional and world security. 
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Professor Georgia May Shaver, M.A.

Adjunct Professor. Prof. Shaver has extensive leadership and management experience as well as program design skills and experience in poverty alleviation, humanitarian food assistance recovery and relief.  She has worked years in conflict resolution and mediation, using these skills and experience to facilitate and mediate inter-personal conflict, coach and train managers and employees in conflict resolution, communications, change management and cultural diversity.  
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Professor Cecilia Sottilotta, PhD

Professor. Professor Sottilotta's research interests span themes such as political risk, including security issues, state-MNEs relations, trade, regionalism and development, and the current and future dynamics of European fiscal and monetary integration. She is currently involved in the research  project  "The choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member States' preferences for economic and fiscal integration" funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
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Professor Lyal Sunga, PhD

Visiting Professor. Dr. Sunga’s work in international human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law has taken him to some 55 countries for monitoring, investigation and reporting, technical cooperation, lectures, training and workshops, involving international organizations, Government officials, academics, NGOs and civil society. Over the last 25 years, he has worked for or consulted with a wide array of UN agencies, Governments, academic institutions, think tanks and national human rights institutions, and he has been a regular commentator in news media. 
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Professor Ferro Trabalzi, PhD

Adjunct Professor. With a background in Urban Sociology, Architecture, Urban Design and Urban Planning and a teaching experience spanning over three continents (North America, Europe and Africa) Prof. Trabalzi teaches contemporary urbanism in Rome where he takes students to visit areas of the city outside the historical center. Prof. Trabalzi takes the city of Rome as a laboratory for in-depth socio-anthropological analyses of contemporary life in the age of globalization.
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