Scuola Superiore di Catania
Valentina BARBAGALLO is completing her Ph.D in International Relations at the University of Milan on “The Institutional Framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership”. Since September 1998, she is administrator at European Centre Jean Monnet “EuroMed” at the faculty of Political Sciences of Catania. Since 1996, she is fellow to the Chair of International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and managing editor of the Jean Monnet Working Papers in Comparative and International Politics edited at the Department of Political Studies. Her research interests mainly concern Euro-Mediterranean Relations, EMP Regionalism, European Integration and EU Environmental Politics.
Rosa ROSSI is a third year doctoral student in International Relations at Catania University. She had a Degree in Political Sciences with a Thesis on Bosnian Refugees. She is involved in Development, Human Rights and Democratisation fields. In particular she worked in Bosnia for OSCE as electoral observer and in London at Amnesty International Secretariat in the framework of EU’s Leonardo Da Vinci program. She is currently working on her PhD research project on Preventive Diplomacy in the Balcan Region.
Said HADDADI is currently a second year doctoral student at School of Languages and European Studies, Aston University. He received his Masters degree (1997) in Applied Humanities from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) Morocco with a project on "The Impact of Political Culture on the Making of the European Union: A Case Study of France and the United Kingdom". He got his BA degree (1994) in English Languages and Literature with a major in linguistics from the Faculty of Letters, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. His current research concerns are related to International Relations and security studies with particular focus on the Western Mediterranean.
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Laura PORTO is fellow of History of Political Thought at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania. She granted a scholarship for the studies on the English constitutionalists of XVII and particularly Sir William Temple. She attended a postgraduate course on the History of the Modern Political Thought at the Department of Political Studies of Catania, gaining a scholarship. She has published several notes on liberalism and she has in printing the Italian translation of the book of Harold J.Laski “Studies in the problems of sovereignty”.
Grazia D. SANTANGELO (PhD in Economics at the University of Reading, UK) is currently working as a Researcher at the University of Catania (Italy). She taught at Reading University at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has been involved in a number of TSER projects focusing on corporate competitiveness as well as on regional systemic interaction and convergence. She has published various papers on the geographical aspects of corporate technological development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as well as corporate specialisation strategies within the European electronic industry. In her most recent work, she has explored the regional dimension of (ICT) corporate research activity in the European context. Currently, she is working on the regional location of FDI and its impact on territorial systems.