Dr. Enrico FARDELLA currently works as Visiting Scholar at John Cabot University in Rome and with TOChina Hub as director of the ChinaMed Project and Area Director of the ChinaMed Business Program. Enrico has worked until July 2022 as tenured associate Professor at the History Department of Peking University (PKU) and Director of PKU’s Center for Mediterranean Area Studies (CMAS, 北京大学地中海区域研究中心). He is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C., Research Scholar at the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies, member of the Academic Committee at Pangoal Institution in Beijing and Fellow of the Science & Technology China Program of the European Commission. Enrico also sits in the editorial board of OrizzonteCina monthly review focusing on China’s relations with Europe and the greater Mediterranean region. His fields of interests are: Chinese foreign policy; Sino-European relations; China's role in the Mediterranean; the Belt and Road Initiative; History of international relations; History of contemporary China.
Dr. Andrea GHISELLI is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University. He is a non-resident Research Fellow at the TOChina Hub. His research focuses on Chinese foreign and security policy making and China's policy toward the Middle East and North Africa
Martina POLETTI holds a double Master's degree in International Sciences from the University of Turin and Zhejiang University. Since 2015 she is Program Manager at the Torino World Affairs Institute.
Dr. Anna CAFFARENA is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Turin, and the President of the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai). She is currently a Fellow of the European Institute for Chinese Studies (EURICS, Paris). Her research focuses on China's approach to international order-shaping and multilateralism, China-EU relations and global governance issues, and Italy's foreign policy.
Dr. Simone DOSSI is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Milan and a non-resident Research Fellow at the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai). His research interests include China’s foreign policy and the Belt and Road Initiative, the military doctrine and force modernization of the People’s Liberation Army, and Chinese views of the cyber domain.
At the ChinaMed Project, Dr. Dossi focuses on Italy's security strategy and its relations with China.
Dr. Giuseppe GABUSI is an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia at the University of Turin, and the Director of the Changing World Politics Program at the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai). 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.
Dr. Flora Sapio is currently a RtdB at the Department of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Naples “L’Orientale,” where she teaches courses in the History and Institutions of Contemporary China (BA) and Politics and Institutions of Contemporary China (MA). A graduate from the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and the holder of a Doctorate from Sapienza University of Rome, since 2000 she has been conducting research on the history of political, social and legal institutions of the People’s Republic of China.
Dr. Federico BRUSADELLI is a Lecturer in Chinese History and International History of East Asia at the University of Naples "L'Orientale", and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 2022.His research focusses on the circulation and transformation of political concepts in the late imperial and republican period, including contemporary debates on "sovereignty", "self-determination" and "political order", and their impact on the global role of the PRC.
He is currently working on the history of federal ideas and practices in 20th-century China. For the ChinaMed project, he will look at the relations between China and former Yugoslavia.
Dr. Giovanni B. ANDORNINO is an Assistant Professor of International Relations of East Asia at the University of Turin and a Fellow of the European Institute for Chinese Studies (EURICS, Paris). He is the Director of the TOChina Hub, Vice President and Head of the Global China Program at the Torino World Affairs Institute(T.wai), Editor of OrizzonteCina, Director of the ChinaMed Business Program and Secretary General of the China-Italy Philanthropy Forum. For the ChinaMed Project, Dr. Andornino focuses on the relations between Italy and China in the context of the wider Mediterranean region. Among his most recent publications, "China's pursuit of international status through negotiated deference: an empirical analysis of Italy's parliamentary attitude", Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica / Italian Political Science Review, 2022 and Cina. Prospettive di un paese in trasformazione (ed.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2021.
Dr. Giorgio PRODI is Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Ferrara where he he teaches Industrial Organization and Business Market and Competition. After graduating in Economics at the University of Bologna, he specialized at the London School of Economics and Politics Science (Msc in Economics). He also obtained a Ph.D. in Economics and Institutions at the University of Bologna. His research interests span from the study of the Chinese economy to structural changes in industry. On these themes he has written books and articles published both in national and international journals. He is a research fellow at T.wai and member of the Mandarin 2 Fund Advisory Board.
At the ChinaMed Project, Dr. Prodi focuses on Italian and European trade relations with China.
Dr. Federico Roberto ANTONELLI is Adjunct Professor in Comparative Law at University of Roma TRE, where he holds the tenure of Comparative Legal Systems, Chinese Legal System and History of East and South-East-Asia. He also holds the tenure of Chinese Legal System at the Department of Law of University of Macerata. He obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative Law and EU Private Law at University of Macerata and a post-doctoral from Peking University. He published numerous academic essays about Chinese Law and Chinese Contemporary History. For more than 10 years he cooperated as Of Counsel with international law firms. From 2011 to 2019 he served as Legal Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Beijing. He knows Mandarin Chinese and has lived more than fifteen years in Mainland China.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Master in Global Management for China organized by the Universities of Roma TRE, L’Orientale Napoli, Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Macerata and Bergamo and he is a member of Strategic and Scientific Committee of the Italian AlmaLaurea Consortium. He is Director of the Roma TRE University Center for Studies and Documentation on China and East Asia. He has been appointed as next Director of Italian Cultural Institute in Beijing.
Anastas Vangeli (Ph.D, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) is a Visiting Professor with the rank of Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Business at the University of Ljubljana. He is also a Contract Professor at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Turin; and a Research Fellow at the EU-Asia Institute at the ESSCA School of Management. His research interests include the ideational impact of Global China, economic nationalism, and the dynamics of globalization in the (post) COVID-19 era. His work has been published in Journal of Contemporary China, The China Journal, China & World Economy, Asia Europe Journal, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs and Nationalities Papers.
At the ChinaMed Project, Dr. Vangeli's work focuses on China's presence and policies toward the Balkans.
Valeria GARBUI is a Master student in Languages and Cultures of Asia and Mediterranean Africa at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with a major in Persian Language and Culture. Her research focuses on the relations between China, Middle-Eastern countries and Iran.
Ahmet Faruk ISIK earned his B.A. in International Politics from Shanghai International Studies University, has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Taiwan National Chengchi University, and currently is an expected Ph.D. student with a project on China's relations with the Middle East. His research interests cover Turkey’s relations with Greater China and the economic and political dimensions of Chinese foreign policy toward Turkey.
Amanda CHEN (陈心怡) is a graduate student in Diplomacy and International Relations of the Sciences Po-Peking University Dual Master's Degree. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, University of London. Her research interests include Chinese diplomacy in the Middle East and broader Middle East-China relations.
Caterina FAVINO is a Master’s student in International Relations at Peking University. Her research interests include China’s foreign policy towards the EU and United States, the domestic challenges of Italy’s China Policy, and contemporary Sino-Italian relations more broadly.
Leonardo BRUNI is a graduate student of the Sciences Po-Peking University Dual Master's Degree in International Relations and International Development and holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna. His research interests include China-EU relations and the contrasts and consonances between China's and the EU's contributions to development cooperation.
Samy SAYED holds a Master's degree in Languages and Cultures of Asia and Mediterrean Africa from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He specialized in Arabic language and culture. His research focuses on the relations between China and the countries in North Africa and Central Africa.