Research Team

Enrico Fardella

ChinaMed Project Director

Enrico FARDELLA is an Associate Professor of the History Department of Peking University (Beijing, China) and Director of the Center for Mediterranean Area Studies of Peking University. A Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Enrico is Director for Area Studies of the ChinaMed Business Program. His research interests range from Chinese foreign policy, to History of international relations, and History of contemporary China.

Andrea Ghiselli

ChinaMed Project Manager

Andrea GHISELLI is a Contract Researcher at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University (Shanghai, China). He is a non-resident Research Fellow with the TOChina Hub. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy and relations between China and the Middle East.

Anna Caffarena

Associate Researcher

Anna CAFFARENA is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Torino, and the President of the Torino World Affairs Institute (Torino, Italy). Her research focuses on the relationship between the international multilateral order and global governance, as well as on Italy’s foreign policy and the impact of China’s re-emergence on international relations.

Sajjad Talebi

Associate Researcher

Sajjad TALEBI is currently a PhD candidate in International Politics at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University (Shanghai, China). His research revolves around international relations in East Asia, China’s foreign and economic policy, and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Roie Yellinek

Associate Researcher

Roie YELLINAK is a Ph.D. student at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan (Israel), a doctoral researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute. He is a specialist in the growing relationship between the Middle East and China, especially in regards to the soft power component of Chinese diplomacy. His research is based on fieldwork conducted in China, Israel and other countries. He has authored numerous articles that have been published by research institutions and newspapers in both Israeli and international media outlets.

Giovanni B. Andornino

Associate Researcher

Giovanni B. ANDORNINO is an Assistant Professor of International Relations of East Asia at the University of Torino, and  the Vice President of the Torino World Affairs Institute (Torino, Italy). His research interests include China’s politics, foreign policy, and relations with the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Giovanni Gabusi

Associate Researcher

Giuseppe GABUSI is an Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia at the University of Torino, and the Director of the Changing World Politics Program at the Torino World Affairs Institute (Torino, Italy). His research interests range from the institutional implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative to East Asian regionalism and the political economy of South-East Asia.

Ahmet Faruk Isik

Associate Researcher

Ahmet Faruk ISIK holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Politics from Shanghai International Studies University. He is now an graduate student at the Department of Political Science of Taiwan National Chengchi University. He focuses on Chinese foreign affairs and East Asian politics.

Andrea Barbieri

Associate Researcher

Andrea BARBIERI is a Master student in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). His research interests include China’s foreign policy, political psychology, and international history.

Pippa Morgan

Editor

Pippa MORGAN is a PhD candidate in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University (Shanghai, China). Her research focuses on China-Africa economic relations, foreign aid and foreign direct investment, and international political economy.

Alice Vanni

Associate Researcher

Alice VANNI holds a Master’s Degree in "Language, Economics and Politics of Arabic Countries" from the University of Ca’ Foscari and she recently gained a certificate in "Business, International Relations and the Political Economy" from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research has been focusing on the relations between China and Arabic countries.

Nicholas Konidis

Associate Researcher

Nicholas KONIDIS holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Greek Language and Literature from the University of Athens. He currently teaches Modern Greek as a Foreign Language in Beijing Foreign Studies University and conducts research in the university’s Center for Hellenic Studies regarding the perspectives of Chinese students who study Modern Greek as a Foreign Language. He is also an oral examiner for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Greek.

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