Pigoli Aldo

Aldo Pigoli is Adjunct Professor of History of Contemporary Africa and History of Civilizations and Political Cultures at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He also lectures on Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and International Relations Analysis in many master courses in Italy as well as in other Countries.

He has been working with research institutes and private companies in the field of geopolitical studies and country risk assessment since 2001; between 2003 and 2009 he was partner and Deputy-Director of Equilibri Srl Think Tank, where he also worked as Manager of the African and American Desks.

In 2004-2005 he supervised an outsourcing project for the Italian Senate over geopolitical analysis on the Mediterranean and Broader Middle East area. In 2011-2012 he worked as an advisor on international markets and emerging countries at the Milan Chamber of Commerce.

Field of analysis: Political and Military Conflicts in Africa and Developing Countries; Development and Investments in Developing Countries.

Contacts

e-mail: aldo.pigoli@unicatt.it
personal page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/aldo_pigoli/


Courses

MAGS

 

Negotiating a complex scenario: how to prepare and manage a negotiation process on a regional crisis
The learning objectives of the course are the following: to introduce and define negotiation in international relations; to look at how negotiation processes usually take place, and which are their main steps; to provide some basic tools and skills in negotiation; to analyse the role of cross-cultural factors in international negotiations; to manage some role-playing activities in negotiation. The course will be divided in three parts: the first one will be dedicated to theories and principles of negotiation and its application in the field of international relations; the second one will provide some key tools in international negotiation, also considering cross-cultural aspects and their role in building the right conditions to get to positive results in the negotiation process; the third part will be a role-playing negotiation on a specific Middle East issue. In each session, some past case studies, both at public-institutional and private-business level, will be considered.

 

 

MICaD

 

Geopolitical Analysis: Actors, Resources, Strategies
The course is divided in two parts: the first one is dedicated to International Relations’ Analysis theory and methods, based on the “description-explanation-forecast” process; the second one is dedicated to some Case Studies; the third one is a workshop where students are asked to set an analysis and make a presentation on key topics related with Development issues and Developing Countries.
Attention is given to the following aspects:

  • How to define and analyse international actors and their interests and goals;
  • How to consider and manage the role of resources;
  • How to provide scenario forecasts;
  • How to set an analysis and provide it to a policy maker.

 

 

MIMES

Africa and Middle East: Geopolitical Scenarios for the XXI Century
The course is divided in three parts: the first one is dedicated to the African continent, the second one focuses on the relations between Africa and Middle East and the third part is dedicated to some Case Studies and scenarios analysis. Specific focus will be given to the political influence and economic interests of the main Middle East actors in Africa. Also, some case studies will be considered under a geopolitical perspective, in order to analyse risks and opportunities for the future development of Africa and Middle East relations. Particular attention is given to the following regions: the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, Western Africa and Southern Africa.

Negotiating a complex scenario: how to prepare and manage a negotiation process on a regional crisis
The course Introduces and define negotiation in international relations; look at how negotiation processes usually take place, and which are their main steps; provide some basic tools and skills in negotiation; analyse the role of cross-cultural factors in international negotiations; manage some role-playing activities in negotiation. The course is divided in three parts. The first is dedicated to theories and principles of negotiation and its application in the field of international relations. The second one provides some key tools in international negotiation, also considering cross-cultural aspects and their role in building the right conditions to get to positive results in the negotiation process. The third part consists in a role-playing negotiation on a specific Middle East issue. In each session, some past case studies, both at public-institutional and private-business level, are considered.

 

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