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.

ChinaMed Project Manager - Andrea GHISELLI

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 Junior Research Fellow at the Torino World Affairs Institute. His research focuses on China’s foreign policy and relations between China and the Mediterranean region.

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.

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Associate Researcher - Sajjad Talebi

Sajjad TALEBI is currently a PhD candidate in International Politics at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University. 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 Yellinek is a PhD candidate and researcher at the Department of Middle Eastern studies of Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His research interests include China's engagement with the Middle East and Israel's policy toward China. He is currently working for the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) and the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem.

Associate Researcher - Giovanni andornino

Giovanni 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 interest include China’s politics, foreign policy, and relations with the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Giuseppe 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.

Associate Researcher - Ahmet Faruk ISIK

Ahmet Faruk ISIK is an undergraduate student of International Politics at the Shanghai International Studies University. He focuses on Chinese foreign affairs and Asian politics.

Anastas vangeli - Associate Researcher

Anastas Vangeli is a Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate School for Social Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and a PhD Fellow at the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. He is a non-resident fellow at T.wai. His research interests include (post-)socialism in China and Europe and Sino-European relations, with a particular focus on China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Associate Researcher - Andrea Barbieri

Andrea Barbieri holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Florence. He is now an Intern at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean. His research focuses on the economic interactions in the MENA region and Chinese foreign policy.

Alexander MITU - Associate Researcher

Alexander Mitu is the editorial supervisor of the ChinaMed website. He is a Communications Intern at Project Pengyou and an Associate at Vericant's Beijing headquarters, two platforms aimed at strengthening China-US relations through student exchanges across the two countries.

Associate Researcher - Elena avramidou

Elena Avramidou is an Associate Professor of the History Department and an affiliate of the Center for Hellenic Studies of Peking University as well as a member of the Academic Committee of the Center for Hellenic Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Center for Hellenic Studies at Nankai University. Her research interests are Chinese and Greek philosophy, Chinese culture and society, and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Andrea GHISELLI - ChinaMed Project Manager

Sajjad Talebi - Associate Researcher

Giovanni andornino - Associate Researcher

Ahmet Faruk ISIK - Associate Researcher

Andrea Barbieri - Associate Researcher

Elena avramidou - Associate Researcher