Research Team

Enrico Fardella

Director

Dr. 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

Head of Research

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

Project Manager

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.

Anna Caffarena

Honorary Fellow

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.

Simone Dossi

Non-resident Senior Fellow

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.

Giuseppe Gabusi

Non-resident Senior Fellow

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.

Giovanni B. Andornino

Non-resident Senior Fellow

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.

Giorgio Prodi

Non-resident Senior Fellow

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.

Federico Roberto Antonelli

Non-resident Senior Fellow

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

Non-resident Senior Fellow

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.

Tasos Panoutsopoulos

Non-resident Senior Fellow

Tasos Panoutsopoulos is a historian from Greece and just submitted his Ph.D at the University of Athens. He has also been a Fulbright visiting scholar at SIWPS, Columbia and a visiting researcher at the Hellenic Observatory at LSE. His research interests focus on Greece's and Cyprus' foreign policy, China and the Eastern Mediterranean. He speaks Greek, Russian and Chinese.

Hila Roded

Research Fellow

Hila RODED has a B.A. in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from IDC Herzliya. She is currently pursuing a M.A. degree in national security. Her research interests include national security, terrorism, and Sino-Israeli relations.

Valeria Garbui

Research Fellow

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.


Maria Grazia Giuffrida

Research Fellow

Maria Grazia Erika GIUFFRIDA graduated from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany) with a Master in Modern China Studies. Her research interests cover Chinese political language, China’s foreign policy, and contemporary issues, with a specific focus on migration.

Ahmet Faruk Isik

Research Fellow

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.

Caterina Favino

Research Fellow

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

Research Fellow

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.

Nicholas Konidis

Research Fellow

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.

Samy Sayed

Research Fellow

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.

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