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.