The School of International Studies (SIS) is the only Graduate School of International Studies in Italy offering advanced courses for students who have completed a three-year undergraduate degree. Established in 2001 by four participating faculties – Economics, Humanities, Law, and Sociology – as well as five departments of the University of Trento, the School of International Studies offers a two-year Master’s programme in European and International Studies and a three-year Doctoral programme in International Studies. These graduate programmes form a natural continuation of the three-year undergraduate degrees offered by the School’s participating Faculties in the area of European and International Studies. Students, faculty and visiting professors from all over the world participate in the School’s teaching and research activities, which are by nature multidisciplinary. As an advanced institute of interdisciplinary studies, the Graduate School of International Studies of Trento is unparalleled in Italy and, in the few years since its inception, has become a leading reference point in Europe for graduate teaching and research in Economics, Law, and Politics. Today, the phenomena of globalization and integration are pervasive and relevant. They are often perceived, on the one hand, as being distant, fragmentary and sometimes threatening, and, on the other, as providing opportunities for individual nations or groups of nations. Such ambivalence presents a formidable challenge to the ruling classes and to national public opinion, a challenge that cannot be answered without the kind of integrated responses and interpretive approaches possible only within a multidisciplinary context. The University of Trento has responded to this challenge by promoting research and professional training in the field of international studies.
Enrico Fiorentini - PhD Student
Enrico Fiorentini is a PhD student at the School of International Studies, Trento, Italy. His research interests focus on international relations, security studies, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He has worked at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation and at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. He holds a BA in European and Transnational Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, an MA in European and International Studies from the School of International Studies, Trento, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California.
Paolo Foradori - Associate Professor of Political Science
Paolo Foradori is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Trento and Associate Fellow of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. From 2009 to 2011, he was Marie Curie Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, arms control and nonproliferation. He also worked with the United Nations in Russia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Paolo Rosa - Professor of Political Science
Paolo Rosa is Associate professor in Sociology of politics and international relations at the University of Trento. His main research area regards interactions between domestic and foreign policy. He has published articles and studies on EU nonproliferation policy, strategic culture, Italian foreign and security policy, Chinese politics.