Who is who

Vincent Della Sala    
Is coordinator of the Centre of Excellence as well as professor of political science, with an emphasis on comparative politics and EU studies. Director of the Jean Monnet Centre at the University of Trento and former holder of Jean Monnet Chair in Narratives for a New Europe and current Jean Monnet Chair, Politics Without a Centre. Some of his recent publications have included editing a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies and articles that have explored relations between the EU and Russia.

Viktoria Akchurina    
Is head of sociological research at M-Vector in Bishkek. She also is adjunct assistant professor at the MA program in Peace Studies at Dauphine University Paris and associate researcher at École Normale Supérieure, at the Chair of Geopolitics of Risk. She has also been Senior Researcher with Trends Rsearch, with expertise on Central Asia and Eurasia as well as the Middle East. Current projects on state fragility and state formation as well as role of international actors such as EU in creating resilience and state capacity.

Marco Brunazzo    
Associate Professor of European Studies at the University of Trento, Marco Brunazzo was Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the same University between 2011 and 2016. Between 2008 and 2012 he coordinated the Jean Monnet Module EUSIM “Simulation Module: How Does the EU Work?”, and in 2012 he received a Jean Monnet Chair titled “Toward a More Flexible Europe?”. Between 2010 and 2015 he coordinated the Standing Group on European Politics of the Italian Association of Political Science. He is author of several articles published in international journals about EU legislative process, the relation between Italy and the EU, Regional Policy, Europeanization, multi-level governance and other. 

Piotr Dutkiewicz    
Is professor of political science at Carleton University, where he is also Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Management. He is also a Fellow of the Department of Political Science at Warsaw University. He has a long list of publications. His most recent work includes editing two volumes directly addressing questions related to Eurasia and to hegemony and international order.

Intigam Mamedov    
Associate professor of international relations at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he teaches courses on international relations as well as environmental politics. In addition to publishing in both these areas, he has also been director of postgraduate study in the Faculty of Political Science.