Andrea Locatelli is Associate Professor at the Catholic University in Milan. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florence, Italy, an MA from ASERI and a BA from the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus). Prior to joining the Catholic University he has been scholar-in-residence at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), and post-doc fellow at the University of Bologna. He has also been Visiting Professor at Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia), Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest, Hungary), University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) University of Pavia, and IULM. He has authored one monograph and edited seven books. His research has been published on several journals, like Global Policy, Political Science Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, Contemporary Security Policy, European Security and Journal of Transatlantic Studies.
Contemporary issues in Security Studies
The aim of the course is to engage students with a broad range of security-related issues. Due to the evolving nature of these challenges, students will not be just exposed to the current literature, but they will also be required to develop critical thinking. The main assumption underlying the course is that the security agenda of states has expanded in the past three decades, to include challenges previously considered beyond their reach. In this view, the course will first provide an overview of traditional conceptualizations about security; then, a list of security issues will be discussed. Among them, terrorism, cyber-security, drone warfare. Other issues may be included depending on students’ interest.