Filippo Andreatta

Filippo Andreatta is the Director of the Bruno Kessler Foundation's Research Center on International Politics and Conflict Resolution. He is also Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna. Prof. Andreatta has written extensively on the subjects of collective security, international order, the causes of wars and Italian and European foreign policies. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Relations and Development, and has previously been a part of the editorial boards of the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica and of Il Mulino publishing house. He was a cofounder and the first Chairman of the Standing Group on International Relations. He has written op-eds for the "Corriere delle Sera" since 2005 and for "Il Sole 24 Ore" since 2012, and he is vice-president of the Arel think tank in Rome. 

Richard Caplan

Richard Caplan is Professor of International Relations and Official Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. Professor Caplan has edited or published seven books, and has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles. He has also served as a Specialist-Advisor to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs in the UK House of Commons; a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); Editor of World Policy Journal; and New York Director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR); and consultant to the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and to various national governments. 

Richard Caplan

Richard Devetak is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Queensland. He has published on the history of international thought, contemporary theoretical debates in international relations, humanitarian intervention, the ‘war on terror’, and globalisation’s implications for justice and the state. His major contribution has been in the area of international relations theory, more specifically in the exposition and analysis of Frankfurt School Critical Theory and post-structuralism. His writings in these areas have been published in leading International Relations journals including International AffairsMillennium and Review of International Studies. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the University of Wales, University of Bologna and at the European University Institute, Florence (2012). 

Jakub Grygiel is the George H. W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Senior Fellow at both the Center for European Policy Analysis and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has previously worked as a consultant for the OECD (Paris) and the World Bank (Washington, DC), and has been an international security commentator for the Swiss newspaper Giornale del Popolo (Lugano, Ticino). His writings on international relations and security studies have appeared in The American Interest, Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, Commentary, Joint Forces Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly as well as U.S., Swiss, Polish, and Italian newspapers. He is currently working on a book on the strategic challenges presented by stateless groups. 

Joe Grieco

Joseph Grieco is Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Bologna (Forli campus) and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. His research interests include international political economy, political institutions, and international security. He is the author or co-author of three monographs on international relations, and has published articles in numerous outlets, including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Review of International Studies, the American Political Science Review, International Organization, the Journal of Politics, and World Politics.  


Ted HopfTed Hopf is Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. He has previously held positions at the Ohio State University, Ohio University, and the University of Michigan. His research interests include international relations theory, qualitative research methods, politics and psychology of identity, social theory and IR, and food politics. He is the author or editor of five books, and has published articles in several venues, including the American Political Science Review, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, International Organization,and International Security.   


Matteo LegrenziMatteo Legrenzi is Associate Professor and Chair of International Relations and Gulf Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He is also Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies of the Department of Politics and International Relations at St. Antony's College, Oxford, and President of the Italian Middle East Studies Association (SeSaMO). Professor Legrenzi's research interests focus on the international relations and comparative government of the Middle East, with special attention to the political economy, regionalism and security of the Arab monarchies of the Gulf, and to the Northeast Asia security complex. He is the author of several monographs and numerous scholarly articles regarding international security in the Middle East.  

Pascal VennessonPascal Vennesson is Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University and Associate Fellow at the European Union Centre in Singapore. Previously, he taught at the University of Tours, the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna), and the European University Institute. He has also held fellowships at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control, the Ohio State University’s Mershon Center, and Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the author, co-author, or editor of five books and his refereed articles have been published in Armed Forces and Society, International Relations, Journal of Strategic Studies, Review of International Studies, andRevue Française de Science Politique (French Political Science Review)