Marco Lombardi, responsible for ITSTIME research center, is associated professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, where he teaches Crisis management and risk communication, Mass Communication theory and Sociology.
He is member of the scientific board of the International Doctorate of Criminology, of the Masters in Urban Security and in Relational Context of Emergency. He coordinates the activities of the research group Environment, territory and security of the Department of Sociology and his research topics are mainly focused on crisis management, strictly related with terroristic issues.
He co-operates with different institutional agencies involved on security and he is also the director of the High School of Civil Protection of the Government of Regione Lombardia.
personal page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/marco_lombardi/
From civil military cooperation to the comprehensive approach: lesson learned from critical areas
The number of Critical Areas is increasing and demanding for more actions . And on the other side cooperation (activities and operators) has become a specific target of any conflict. In that respect the course wants: to promote awareness on the new form of conflicts; to understand the basic of CIMIC and its role in operational theatre; to get both cognitive and operational tools to operate critical areas.
The main contents of the course are the following: emerging threats in the global world: terrorism, organized crime, hybrid warfare. Defining future scenarios; the crisis management approach; from Cimic to Comprehensive Approach; the lesson learned from Afghanistan and Somalia.
Cultural Diplomacy in Extreme Areas
The new, uncertain structures of the reticular global world call for innovative strategies. In particular, the new forms of diffuse conflict demand that international diplomacy give effective answers in terms of handling the crisis and reducing conflicts. In this context, cooperation has to regain credibility and competence to prove itself as a system of intervention suited to the new challenges, able to project itself into the new scenarios that are changing significantly and rapidly. The course highlights some important factors of the change taking place, describes recent experiences in the field and concludes with the proposal of the Cultural Diplomacy Partnership.