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I am Associate Professor of International Relations and Global Civil Society at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, where I serve as Erasmus coordinator, Deputy Director for Internationalization and Research, and Vice-Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Political Sciences.
I currently serve as Secretary General of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP); Chair of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations; President of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), and member of the ISA Governing Council.
My research is focused on non-state actors’ influence on global politics, both positive (civil society movements and NGOs) and negative (organized crime groups and terrorists). On these topics, I have extensively published monographs, edited volumes, book chapters and journal articles (among others, on Global Crime, The European Union Review, Perspectives in European Politics and Society, European Foreign Affairs Review).
In these difficult times, I am pleased to offer a totally free online distance learning course on International Relations to students from all over the world. It consists of five thematic areas, includes built-in assessment tools, and successful completion will result in obtaining a certificate. Follow this link, enroll and feel free to contact me for assistance.