Academic Board

Thomas Christiansen (Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program) – Luiss University 

Areas of Expertise: Politics of the European Union, European Institutions, External Relations of the European 


Paolo Bellucci – Univeristà di Siena

Areas of Expertise: Comparative Politics, Political sociology, Political Epistemology 


Vittorio Bufacchi – University College Cork

Areas of Expertise: Contemporary political philosophy, theories of social justice, political violence, rational choice theory, democratic theory, socialism, Italian politics 


Nicolò Conti – Unitelma Sapienza

Areas of Expertise: Political Science, Comparative Political Systems 


Emiliana De Blasio – Luiss University

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of Communication, Open Government, Gender Politics 


Lorenzo De Sio – Luiss University

Areas of Expertise: Elections and Political Parties, Political Behaviour, Public opinion 


Vincenzo Emanuele – Luiss University

Areas of Expertise: Elections Public opinion, Voting behavior, Party competition, Policy Issues, Political representation


Sergio Fabbrini – Luiss University 

Areas of Expertise: American Politics and Institutions, Comparative Politics, Constitutions and constitutional processes, Democracy and democratization, European Union Institutions, Italian economics, Law and Politics, Politics and Leadership. 


Cristina Fasone – Luiss University

Areas of Expertise: Comparative Public Law, Public Law, parliamentary committee systems, regional integration processes, national constitutional systems


Maria Paola Ferretti – Goethe University Francoforte

Areas of Expertise: Political philosophy, Theories of justice, Theories of Public Justification, Ethics of Public Policies, Political Corruption, Risk Governance. 


Valentina Gentile – Luiss Guido Carli

Areas of Expertise: Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Justice, Normative Liberal Theory, Religion and Liberalism. 


Roberta Guerrina – University of Bristol

Areas of Expertise: EU Gender Politics and Policies, Women, Peace & Security, Identity Politics and the idea of Europe. 


Sebastiano Maffettone – Luiss Guido Carli

Areas of Expertise: Corporate Social Responsibility, Political Philosophy, Political Theory 


Raffaele Marchetti – Luiss Guido Carli

Areas of Expertise: Civil Society, Conflicts, International Assistance and Humanitarian Crises, Democracy and democratization, Global Governance, International affairs, International Law, Migration and Refugees, Third and non-profit sector, United Nations


Gianfranco Pellegrino – Luiss Guido Carli

Areas of Expertise: Corporate Social Responsibility, Political philosophy, Political Theory, History of political thought, population environment and sustainability, Globalization 


Simona Piattoni – Università di Trento

Areas of Expertise: Democracy, Governance, Multi-level Governance, Comparative Politics, European Union Politics, Public Policies, Decision-Making Processes, Political Representation, Regionalism, Political Theory


Michele Sorice – Luiss Guido Carli

Areas of Expertise: Democracy and democratization, Digital media and participation, Media and Communication, Political Behaviour, Public opinion


Leila Simona Talani  – King’s College London

Areas of Expertise: Policy and Society, International Political Economy, European Political Economy


Mark Thatcher – Luiss Guido Carli

Areas of Expertise: Comparative public policy and regulation in Europe, Cultural Heritage, Governance of Markets, Western Policies, Sovereign Wealth Funds Investments.