Antonio Fiori

University of Bologna

Antonio Fiori is Associate Professor in Asian History and Institutions at the University of Bologna. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pavia in 2006, and has been a visiting fellow at the United International College (Zhuhai, PRC), East West Center (Honolulu, USA) and Seoul National University (Seoul, Republic of Korea). He has lived for many years in Asia and he is also an adjunct professor at Korea University, where he teaches two courses. For his activities he has obtained funding and support from several institutions, including the Korea Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies and the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation. From November 2015 he is also the UNIBO Rector’s Delegate for Asia and Oceania. He is the Coordinator of the ERASMUS+ CBHE project CHINLONE and a member of the research unit of another ERASMUS+ CBHE project named TOOLKIT. He has published widely on different aspects of Asian politics. His research interests range from Northeast Asian countries’ foreign policy to domestic political problems, with special reference to the analysis of social movements, seen as drivers of political change and “policy entrepreneurs”.

H. Steven Green

Toyo University (Tokyo, Japan)

H. Steven Green (“Steve”) is Deputy Director of the Center for Global Education & Exchange (CGEE) and Associate Professor of International Politics in the Faculty of Law at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan.   Since 2016, he has taught intensive seminars for Law students selected for participation in the Global Leaders Programme at Toyo. Steve completed his graduate work at the University of Virginia and was a MEXT Dissertation Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo.  He has also studied politics, history and philosophy at the University of Bonn and twice was invited to teach at the Cologne International Summer University.

Nam-Kook Kim

Korea University (Seoul, South Korea)

Nam-Kook Kim is Jean Monnet Chair Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Korea University. He studied at Seoul National University, University of Oxford and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. His research interests are the philosophical interpretation of public policy in the areas of citizenship, human rights, and multiculturalism in Europe and Asia. He served as the Editor in Chief for the Korean Political Science Review (KPSR) and as the President of the Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies (KSCES). He was also Directeurs d'Etudes Associes at FMSH, France and Professeur Invite at EHESS, France as well. He was the winner of Best Article Awards from the KPSA and KSCES, respectively. In addition, he has been awarded Jean Monnet Chair by the European Union in 2011 and listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World since 2014. His publications include the articles “Asia of Citizens beyond Asia of States”(2018), “Justifying Ground of Multicultural Policy”(2014), “Democratic Empire of European Union?”(2011) and the books Culture and Democracy(2019), Multicultural Challenges and Sustainable Democracy in Europe and East Asia (2014), Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia (2014), Deliberative Multiculturalism in Britain (2011).

Jaehwan Lim

Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo, Japan)

Jaehwan Lim is a professor of international politics at Aoyama Gakuin University. He studies contemporary Chinese politics, with a particular interest in elite politics and foreign security policy. He completed his PhD in political science at the University of Tokyo and also pursued doctoral studies at New York University. His first book, The Emergence and Demise of Military Governance in China: From Cultural Revolution to Deng Xiaoping (2014, Nagoya University Press), was the winner of 2015 Mainichi Asia-Pacific Award and 2015 IDE-JETRO Developing Countries Studies Award. Professor Lim's more recent publications include "Institutional Analysis of China's Collective Leadership" (Azia Keizai, 2017) and "Chinese Civil-Military Relations Revisited" (Armed Forces & Society, 2019). He also recently published a co-edited book titled Contemporary Chinese Political Institutions: The Politics of Temporality and the Communist Party's Rule (Keio University Press, 2018). He completed his B.A at Seoul National University and served as a visiting scholar at Harvard, Yale, and Peking University.

Marco Milani

University of Sheffield (UK)

Marco Milani is Lecturer at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield. Previously, he has been Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korean Studies Institute and Lecturer at the School of International Relations, University of Southern California. He is co-editor of the book on South Korea’s foreign policy titled The Korean Paradox: domestic political divide and foreign policy in South Korea (Routledge, 2019).

Giorgio Prodi

University of Ferrara (Italy)

Giorgio Prodi is Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the department of Economics and Management at the University of Ferrara. He graduated in Economics and trade at the University of Bologna. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and Institutions from the same university and M.Sc. In Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research activities focus on structural changes in industrial sectors and the internationalization process of firms with a specific focus on the Chinese market. He published on several scientific journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, China and World Economy, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Chinese Economy, International Review of Economics and Finance.

Angela Santese

University of Bologna (Italy)

Angela Santese is adjunct professor of History of European Integration. She earned her PhD in Contemporary History from the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Bologna. In 2012 she was junior visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Washington, DC. She won the SISSCO Prize awarded by Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History for the best 2016 research monograph. In 2017 she won the Postgraduate Vibeke Sorensen Grant from the Historical Archives of the European Union. Her research interests deal with U.S. foreign policy, Cold War history and antinuclear and environmental movements.

Alessandro Albana

University of Bologna (Italy)

Alessandro Albana obtained a doctoral degree in “Global and International Studies” at the University of Bologna in April 2019. His doctoral research focused on the strategic reasons and implications of China’s naval rise, with particular emphasis on East Asia and the Indian Ocean. In 2016, he conducted field research at China University of Political Science and Law, in Beijing. In March 2019, he was visiting research fellow at China Foreign Affairs University, in Beijing. Alessandro participated in several international academic conferences. He has published in the fields of Asian Studies, Political Science and International Relations. Along with Antonio Fiori, he is guest editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies titled “Taiwan: A Frontline of Democracy under Threat?” whose publication is forthcoming. From 2016 to 2018, Alessandro was junior analyst at the Center of Contemporary China Studies, on behalf of whom, in November 2018, he was member of the “Leading European Think Tanks” delegation to China.Alessandro’s research interests include China’s domestic politics,foreignpolicy andcivil society, IR, and political systems of East Asia.

Licia Proserpio

University of Bologna (Italy)

Licia Proserpio started her Ph.D.in “Global Histories, Cultures, and Politics” at the Department of History and Cultures of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna in 2018, after working for several years at the International Relation Office (IRO) of the same University. As IRO officer, she managed different educational and research EU funded projects mainly involving universities in Russia, the Middle East, and Asia. Anthropologist by training (B.A.and M.A.), she is now focusing her research on student movements in South East Asia, and in Myanmar in particular, and on Higher Education policies and democratization processes.