Faculty

Voices from the ME, voices from the field 

Renowned professors from the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. are part of the MIMES distinguished international Faculty, whose members have generally a long experience as field-researchers or in situ professionals. MIMES offers a holistic approach to favour a better understanding of the Middle East complexity, with many voices from within the region, since Middle East cannot be just an “object” of study.”


MIMES Director

Riccardo Redaelli is full professor of History and Institutions of Asia at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and lecturer in 'Geopolitics' and 'Post-Conflict and Emergency Management'.

MIMES Faculty video

Prof. Mehran Kamrava

Prof. Mehran Kamrava

Prof. Kamrava’s teaching experience within the Master in Middle Eastern Studies. The importance to build an objective understanding of the region.

Dr. Gian Luca Cazzaniga

Dr. Gian Luca Cazzaniga

Gian Luca Cazzaniga, consultant for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during his course at MIMES shared with students a number of “lessons learnt” derived from his work experiences in Afghanistan and Palestine.

Prof. Ibrahim Al Marashi

Prof. Ibrahim Al Marashi

Prof. Ibrahim Al Marashi highlights the importance of taking a course on Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Paolo Lembo

Dr. Paolo Lembo

What does it mean to work for the United Nations? Mr. Paolo Lembo, Director of the WGEO and former Director of the UNDP Regional Centre for Arab States, gives us his answer

Dr. Eleonora Ardemagni

Dr. Eleonora Ardemagni

Yemen: a neglected war. Eleonora Ardemagni, former MIMES student, gives an insight of her course on the Yemeni conflict

MIMES Faculty

Redaelli Riccardo

Redaelli Riccardo

Master MIMES Director

Professor of History and Institutions of Asia and Director of the Center for Research on the Southern System and the Wider Mediterranean

Al-Marashi Ibrahim

Al-Marashi Ibrahim

Associate professor at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)

Ardemagni Eleonora

Ardemagni Eleonora

Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI, Milan) and Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University of Milan. She is also Gulf Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation

Brugnoni Alberto

Brugnoni Alberto

Founding and Managing Partner of the ‘Associazione per lo Sviluppo di Strumenti Alternativi e di Innovazione Finanziaria'

Diez Martino

Diez Martino

Researcher in Arabic Language and Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Divsallar Abdolrasool

Divsallar Abdolrasool

Programme Associate at the Middle East Direction Programme of Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies in European University Institute (EUI)

Farouq Wael

Farouq Wael

Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Culture, Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan

Francesca Ersilia

Francesca Ersilia

Associate Professor of History of Islamic countries at Università L'Orientale - Asia Africa and Mediterranean Department (Naples)

Gaietta Michele

Gaietta Michele

Research consultant for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on nuclear related projects

Gervasio Gennaro

Gervasio Gennaro

Senior lecturer in History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa in Roma Tre University

Grbac Deborah

Grbac Deborah

Librarian at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, where, from 2010 she has been a Trainer in Information Literacy Courses for the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. She is also a Cataloguer and Reference Librarian in Political Science and local depository librarian for the United Nations System of Depository Libraries.

Korany Bahgat

Korany Bahgat

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a research professor at the University of Montreal, Canada

Maestri Elena

Maestri Elena

Adjunct Professor of History and Institutions of the Muslim World at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Maggiolini Paolo

Maggiolini Paolo

Research Fellow at Università Cattolica del Sacri Cuore, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in Regional Studies – Middle East and History of Islamic Asia, Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures

Mazzucotelli Francesco

Mazzucotelli Francesco

Francesco Mazzucotelli currently teaches History of Turkey and the Middle East at Università di Pavia, Italy. He holds a PhD in Political Institutions from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and has previously studied at the American University of Beirut.

Melcangi Alessia

Melcangi Alessia

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Contemporary History of North Africa and the Middle East and of Globalization and International Relations, Sapienza University of Rome and Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the North Africa and Middle East Program at the Atlantic Council of Washington D.C., Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

Papa Massimo

Papa Massimo

Full Professor of Shari‘a and Islamic Legal Systems and professor of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law at Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

Pigoli Aldo

Pigoli Aldo

Adjunct Professor of History of Contemporary Africa and History of Civilizations and Political Cultures at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Plebani Andrea

Plebani Andrea

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Geopolitics and History of Islamic Asia at the Università Cattolica

Trentin Massimiliano

Trentin Massimiliano

Assistant Professor of History and IR of the Middle East at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna

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