The Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Como, Italy and operating as a global network of international experts supporting global security, disarmament and cooperation. Its programs cover international security and non-proliferation issues, worldwide disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, arms control, scientific and technologic cooperation for global peace support, water and energy security for diplomacy and development. Regional programs address stability in areas such as the Middle East, South Asia and the Korean Peninsula. The LNCV is also the Executive Secretariat of the International Working Group (IWG) and its experts provide, upon request, Track-II diplomacy efforts for the interested stakeholders.
Carola Argiolas - Research Fellow
Carola Argiolas collaborates with the LNCV as Assistant Project Manager in the framework of the LNCV Middle East Program. She collaborates in the organization of projects of international cooperation and manages international workshops. She holds a BA in International Science and European Institutions and a MA in International Relations both from the University of Milan - Statale.
Roberta Ballabio - Programme Officer
Roberta Ballabio (Italy) is the LNCV Programme Officer and Analyst in Middle East geopolitics, with special focus on resources management, water and energy security and development cooperation. Graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Milan - Statale, with a specialization in management of development projects, she carried out research programs on social and economic issues with different universities. Before joining LNCV, she collaborated or coordinated programs of international cooperation concerning capacity building and local empowerment in Ghana, Morocco, Cape Verde, Thailand and Pakistan with Italian NGOs.
Fanny Consolazio - Research Fellow
Fanny Consolazio (Italy) is Researcher and Project Officer, she carries out projects of international cooperation, mainly focused on the Middle East area. She organizes and manages workshops and conferences of international relevance. She graduated in International Relations at the University of Milan – Statale, and after that she has followed a post degree course in international cooperation.
Giulio M. Mancini - Programme Officer
Giulio Mancini (Italy) is Programme Officer and Analyst in nuclear and biological weapon proliferation prevention and disarmament, and biosafety/biosecurity enhancement tools and policies. He also works on global science engagement and science policy projects. He holds a M.A. in International Relations and European Integration and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan. He collaborates with Italian Journals and reviews.
Maurizio Martellini - Secretary General
Maurizio Martellini (Italy) is Secretary General of the Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV), Executive Secretary of the International Working Group (IWG), Professor of Physics at the University of Insubria (Como, Italy) and Member of the Pugwash General Conferences. He published in the fields of fundamental physics on specialized journals and authored about a hundred articles on national and international geopolitical and international affairs. He is an advisor of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a member of the Scientific Council of Limes – The Italian Review of Geopolitics. As Secretary General of LNCV, Prof. Martellini organized International Conferences, Schools and Workshops and edited publications as well as specific Case Studies. His fields of Research and Analysis are: methods in theoretical and nuclear physics; global issues concerning energy efficiency, military conversion (dual-use technologies), management and disposal of radioactive waste; scientific and technological aspects concerning international security, CBRN disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues; internationalization of Science and Technology as a tool of multilateral cooperative diplomacy.
Anna Lisa Pinchetti - Research Fellow
Anna Lisa Pinchetti (Italy) is LNCV Research Fellow and Program Manager. She collaborates in international cooperation projects in the framework of the LNCV Middle East Program. She has studied in France and she holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations and a MA in International Relations and European Integration, both from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan.
Andrea Plebani - Research Fellow
Andrea Plebani is PhD candidate at the Catholic University of the S. Heart of Milan and Research Fellow at the LNCV. Graduated in Political Sciences at the Catholic University of the S. Heart of Milan, before joining the LNCV in 2005 he collaborated with the Italian Center for Peace in the Middle East (CIPMO). He wrote several articles on Global Terrorism, Middle East and South Asia, and he is collaborating with several Italian journals and reviews.
Riccardo Redaelli - Associate Senior Fellow
Riccardo Redaelli (Italy) is Associate Senior Fellow at the “Landau Network – Centro Volta” (LNCV), Como as well as Associate Professor of “History of Civilizations and Political Culture” and of “Geopolitics” at the Catholic University of the S. Heart, Milano. Since 2005 he is the scientific coordinator of a program of human-capacity building and Scientific-Academic Cooperation with the Iraqi university system, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Center for the Peace in Middle East (CIPMO, Milano), he is one of the founding member of the Scientific Association Asia Maior and Associate Researcher at the Institute for International Politics Studies (ISPI), Milano. During the ‘90s, he carried out extensive field-works in Pakistan, Iran and Xinjiang. His current research-projects focus on contemporary history, international politics, geopolitical and ethno-political dynamics in South-West Asian Countries and in the Gulf.