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Welcoming Three New Colleagues at Institute of Security and Global Affairs

We are pleased to welcome three new colleagues at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs this month: Andrea Bartolucci, Joana Cook and Silvia D'Amato.

Andrea Bartolucci

Andrea Bartolucci joins ISGA as Assistant Professor within the Governance of Crises research group. He will teach Researching Crisis and Security Management, Crisis Preparedness and crisis communication. He’s also the coordinator of the SSJ minor.

His researches focus on the improvement of the effectiveness of humanitarian response, relief team’s deployment, survivors’ behaviour and disaster education. Current research projects include the improvement of health communication in refugee camps, survivors’ behaviour after terrorist attacks and health care workers’ vulnerability during the COVID-19.

He has a strong international experience in humanitarian missions and exercises. In 2013, he was a member of the International Relief Mission after the Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines for the ITA-MARCHE Emergency Medical Team. He is a WHO mentor and member of the WHO EMT CC.


Joana Cook

Joana Cook joins ISGA as Assistant Professor in the Terrorism and Political Violence group, combining this with a role as Senior Project Coordinator at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. She is a graduate of King’s College London where she completed her MA and PhD in the Department of War Studies (BA University of Regina). Her research more broadly focuses on women in violent extremism, countering violent extremism, and counter-terrorism practices. More recent scholarly interests include non-state actor governance, and factors and pathways to radicalization. She is the author of the book A Woman's Place: US Counterterrorism Since 9/11.


Silvia D'Amato

Silvia D’Amato joins ISGA as Assistant Professor within the Terrorism and Political Violence group. Prior to joining Leiden University, she was Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute as well as Adjunct Professor and interim Academic Coordinator for the James Madison University MA EUPS Programme in Florence. She holds a Ph.D. (cum laude) in Political Science from the Scuola Normale Superiore and she has been Post-Doctoral fellow within the H2020 project RESPOND at University of Florence. Her research interests include terrorism and counterterrorism, international politics, military interventions and comparative counterterrorism strategies. She is the author of the book Cultures of Counterterrorism: the French and Italian response to terrorism after 9/11, Routledge.


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