Istituto di Ricerche Internazionali Archivio Disarmo (IRIAD)


A non-profit NGO founded in 1982 that carries out research, information, education and training on disarmament, human rights, conflicts resolution and security issues. Research and training activities are organized in collaboration with leading Italian and international institutions and Universities. The Institute publishes the online monthly “IRIAD Review” (formerly “Information System on Cards”) since 1982. IRIAD is legally recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, by the Regione Lazio and by the United Nations, in the sector of Public Information. IRIAD hosts and owns a specialized Library, which is part of the Regional Librarian System. The institute also organizes peace education and trainings activities for high school students, teachers, peace operators and researchers.

Contact information

Istituto Ricerche Internazionali Archivio Disarmo (IRIAD)

Via Paolo Mercuri 8
00193, Rome

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The team


Contacts Resume Speciality

Fabrizio Battistelli

President and co-founder of IRIAD

Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. A member of the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS) and of the Inter-university Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (USA).
  • Sociological aspects of domestic and international security

Maurizio Simoncelli

Vice President

Graduated in Literature (Modern History) at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, he carried out research activities at the Italian Geographic Society for a period of five years. Co-founder of IRIAD, he has been teaching since 2002 at the Master “New Horizons of Cooperation and International Law” at the Pontifical Lateran University.
  • Geopolitics of Conflicts
  • Arms production and international trade, dual use and military industry conversion
  • Disarmament and Arms control

Francesca Farruggia

General secretary

PhD in “Social systems, organization and analysis of public policies” at the Department of Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, she is currently a lecturer at the Unitelma telematic university of Sapienza.
  • Social aspects of domestic and international security
  • Gender violence

Claudia Lamonaca

External relations manager and senior project manager

Master of European Politics at University of Siena, she is responsible for cooperation, training and research projects in the field of conflicts, human rights and peace education.
  • Domestic and international security
  • Nonviolent Conflict resolution

Barbara Gallo


Journalist, she graduated in Sociology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. She deals with conflict geopolitics, human rights, in particular in the Asian subcontinent area. Since 2014, she has been working on the IRIAD online monthly magazine.
  • Geopolitics of Conflicts
  • Arms international trade
  • Human Rights

Raffaella Fagiani


  • Administrative Assistance