Dr. Enrico FARDELLA, the Director of the ChinaMed Project, is Associate Professor at the Department of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and visiting scholar at John Cabot University in Rome. Until July 2022, Enrico was 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 was appointed Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. and Fellow of the Science & Technology China Program of the European Commission. Enrico sits on the editorial board of OrizzonteCina, a monthly review focused on China’s relations with Europe and the wider Mediterranean region. His fields of interest are: Chinese foreign policy; Sino-European relations; China’s role in the Mediterranean; the Belt and Road Initiative; history of international relations; and history of contemporary China.
Dr. Andrea GHISELLI is 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 and the Head of Research of the ChinaMed Project. His research focuses on Chinese foreign and security policy making and China’s policy toward the Middle East and North Africa
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.
Ahmet Faruk ISIK is Research Fellow at the ChinaMed Project. He earned his B.A. in International Politics from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Taiwan National Chengchi University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at SISU with a project on regional studies. His research interests include Türkiye’s relations with Greater China and the economic and political dimensions of Chinese foreign policy toward Türkiye.
Amanda CHEN (陈心怡) is Research Fellow at the ChinaMed Project. She is also a graduate student of the Sciences Po-Peking University Dual Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS University of London. Her research interests include Chinese diplomacy in the Middle East and broader China-Middle East relations.
Léa GEBUHRER is Research Fellow at the ChinaMed Project. She is also a graduate student of the Sciences Po-Peking University Dual Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and holds a B.A. from Sciences Po Paris in Political Humanities with a focus on Asia. Her research interests include the media coverage of China in Francophone countries and global water resource issues.
Clelia BERNARDUZZI is Research Fellow at the ChinaMed Project. She is also a graduate student in Languages and Cultures of Asia and Mediterranean Africa at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her research focuses on the relations between China and Middle Eastern countries.
Leonardo BRUNI is Research Fellow at the ChinaMed Project. He is also a graduate student of the Sciences Po-Peking University Dual Master’s Degree in International Relations and International Development and holds a B.A. in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna. His research interests include China-EU relations and international development cooperation.
Dario MAZZOCCHI is Resarch Fellow at the ChinaMed Project. He is also a graduate student in Languages and Culture of Asia and Mediterranean Africa at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. His research focuses on the relations between China and Iran.
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.