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Friday, 12th October, 2018 

Palazzo Hercolani, Str. Maggiore 45

9.30 - 10.30 | Registration
Palazzo Hercolani 

10.30 - 12.30 PANEL 4 - EU, Migration and Justice. Evaluating Migration Governance in the European Space (GLOBUS)
Aula Jemolo

Chairs: Sonia Lucarelli (University of Bologna); Michela Ceccorulli (University of Bologna); Enrico Fassi (Catholic University Milan) 
Discussant: Ferruccio Pastore (Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull'Immigrazione)

  1. Michela Ceccorulli (University of Bologna), Understanding EU’s approach to Libya for the governance of migration and asylum: frameworks of cooperation, relevant actors and challenges ahead
  2. Enrico Fassi (Catholic University Milan), Migrant Smuggling into the EU: perspectives of Justice
  3. Antonio Zotti (University of Bologna & Catholic University Milan), Migration narratives in the UK media discourse: inwardness and global aspirations
  4. Giorgio Grappi (University of Bologna), French migration policies between logistification and minimalism: what about justice? 

10.30 - 12.30 | PANEL 10 - Trade, IPR and Protectionism in The New Global Context
Aula Candeloro

Chair: Eugenia Baroncelli  (University of Bologna)
Discussants: S. Costalli (University of Florence), C.Guerriero (University of Bologna), A. Minerva (University of Bologna), A. J. Naghavi (University of Bologna) 

  1. G. Barba Navaretti (University of Milan - Statale and Centro Studi Luca D’Agliano), G. Felice (Politecnico, Milan), E. Forlani (University of Bologna), P.Garella (University of Milan - Statale), Non-tariff measures and competitiveness
  2. A. J. Naghavi (University of Bologna), G. Pignataro (University of Bologna, The Fallacy of Intellectual Property Right in Islamic Law
  3. E. Baroncelli (University of Bologna) and F. Negri (University of Milan - Statale), Party preferences, mass attitudes and the choice for protection in the third millennium

10.30 - 12.30 | PANEL 8 - Cyber Security and International Relations: The intersection of Technology, Science and Security Studies
Aula Ardigò

Chairs: Paolo Foradori (School of International Studies, University of Trento) & Luigi Martino (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa)
Discussant: Paolo Foradori (School of International Studies, University of Trento)

  1. Luigi Martino (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa), Give Diplomacy a Chance: International and Regional Policy Initiatives of the UN, OSCE, and the G7 in Order to Enhance Transparency and Cooperation in Cyberspace
  2. Giampiero Giacomello (University of Bologna), Cyberspace in Space: More Opportunities Or Simply Greater Vulnerability? 
  3. Jean-Pierre Darnis (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome), New Technological Borders, A Digital Definition of the Nation-State? The Case of Italy

10.30 - 12.30 | PANEL 3 (Session 1) - Order transitions in East Asia. Equilibrium, concert or Thucydides Trap?
Aula Farneti

Chair: Matteo Dian (University of Bologna)
Discussant: Pascal Vennesson (RSIS, Nanyang Technological University - Singapore)

  1. Sergio Miracola (ISPI), Sino-Taiwanese unification with Chinese characteristics
  2. Alessandro Albana (University of Bologna), Territorial Disputes and the Maritime Silk Road: Assessing China’s Reasons and Limits to Cooperation in the South China Sea 
  3. Matteo Dian (University of Bologna), Japan and South Korea and the rise of a Networked Security Architecture in East Asia

12.30 - 14.00 | LUNCH | Palazzo Hercolani 

14.00 - 15.45 | PANEL 2 - At the crossroad between conflict and peace: international interventions in the 21st century
Aula Candeloro

Chair: Irene Costantini (University of Naples "L'Orientale") 
Discussant: Irene Costantini (University of Naples "L'Orientale") & Francesco N. Moro (University of Bologna)

  1. Edoardo Baldaro (University of Napoli “L’Orientale”), Region-Building as a new strategy for stability? External Security Interventions and the case of the G5 Sahel
  2. Ruth Hanau Santini (University of Naples “L’Orientale”), The failing enterprise of EU's export of thin citizenship in its southern neighbourhood
  3. Francesco Giumelli (University of Groningen), Why Give Money to Sanctioned Countries? Explaining the Behavior of the International Community When the United Nations Uses Sanctions
  4. Roberto Belloni (University of Trento), Iraq 2003-18: changing approaches to stabilization 

14.00 - 15.45 | PANEL 1 - The evolution of Italian foreign and defense policy in the “Enlarged Mediterranean”: patterns and comparative perspectives 
Aula Jemolo

Chair: Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genova) 
Discussant: Stefano Recchia (University of Cambridge) 

  1. Michela Ceccorulli (University of Bologna) and Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genova), Migration and terrorism: the analysis of drivers, debates, and goals behind the Italian military engagement in Niger and Libya
  2. Matteo Colombo and Valerio Vignoli (University of Milan), Change in policy, continuity in goals? Italy’s U-turn in the Libyan crisis
  3. Serena Giusti (Scuola Sant’Anna Pisa), The Return of National Interest, the case of Brexit 

14.00 - 15.45 | PANEL 6 - Space Policy Challenges for International Relations
Aula Ardigò

Chair: Paolo Foradori (School of International Studies, University of Trento)
Discussant: Jean-Pierre Darnis (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 

  1. Paul Wohrer (Fondation pour la recherche stratégique), Strategic stakes of New Space
  2. Sveva Iacovoni (Italian Space Agency), International Relations at the Italian Space Agency
  3. Massimo Claudio Comparini (e-GEOS)

14.00 - 15.45 | PANEL 3 (Session 2) - Order transitions in East Asia. Equilibrium, concert or Thucydides Trap?
Aula Faneti

Chair: Matteo Dian (University of Bologna)
Discussant: Matteo Dian (University of Bologna)

  1. Axel Berkofsky (University of Pavia), The US-Japan Security Alliance Today and Tomorrow – Getting Better or Muddling Through?
  2. Raimondo Neironi (Catholic University Milan), Regionalism in Southeast Asia and ASEAN: a model for regional co-operation or an ‘irrelevant imitation community’?
  3. Francesca Salvatore (University of Salento), Silk Road Corridor: an ancient route for a modern purpose

16.15 - 17.45 | Coffee Break

16.15 - 17.45 | Plenary Rountable - Persone e Mondi
Aula Ruffilli

- Angelo Panebianco (Università di Bologna)
- Alessandro Colombo (Università Statale di Milano)
- Vittorio Emanuele Parsi (Università Cattolica di Milano)

Modera: Filippo Andreatta (Università di Bologna)

17.45 - 19.15 | Pierre Hassner Lecture
Aula Ruffilli
The Schools of Thought Problem in International Relations 

Joseph Grieco (Duke University) 


Saturday, 13th October, 2018 

Complesso Belmeloro, via B. Andreatta 8

09.00 - 11.00 | Panel 7 - South Korea’s foreign and security policy under Moon Jae-in
Aula L

Chair: Antonio Fiori (University of Bologna)
Discussant: Antonio Fiori (University of Bologna)

  1. Andrea Passeri (University of Bologna), Moon’s new ‘Sudpolitik’ and the rebalancing of South Korea’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia
  2. Marco Milani (University of Sheffield), Solving the ‘South Korean dilemma’: Moon Jae-in new-old policy towards North Korea and the United States
  3. Francesca Frassineti (University of Bologna), South Korea’s foreign policy stuck on the ‘emerging’ middle power puzzle
  4. Sergio Miracola (ISPI), China’s Foreign Policy Strategy under the shadow of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal

09.00 - 11.00 | Panel 5 - Africa and China: A Challenge to IR theory?
Aula M

Chair: Arrigo Pallotti (University of Bologna)
Discussant: Corrado Tornimbeni (University of Bologna)

  1. Maddalena Procopio (ISPI), Agency nei rapporti tra Africa e Cina: un framework analitico
  2. Sofia Graziani (University of Trento), La cooperazione allo sviluppo sino-africana: l’approccio discorsivo di Pechino
  3. Arrigo Pallotti (University of Bologna), Tanzania e Cina: una nuova ISI? 
  4. Mario Zamponi (University of Bologna), Brics e agricultura in Africa. Il ruolo di Cina e Brasile

09.00 - 11.00 | Panel 9 - Regional or Global Contest for Power? Russia’s Challenge to the US-led International Order
Aula P

Chairs: Gabriele Natalizia (Link Campus University) & Mara Morini (University of Genoa)
Discussant: Marco Valigi (University of Bologna) 

  1. Gabriele Natalizia (Link Campus University) & Marco Valigi (University of Bologna), Reset or Restart? The Cyclical Nature of the US-Russia Competition
  2. Domenico Fracchiolla (LUISS), The Garrison Cyber system versus the Cyber Grand Bargain. A comparative analysis of the National Cyber Security Strategies of Russia and the USA
  3. Mauro Santaniello (University of Salento), Breaking the (Asimov's) Laws. Mapping the international controversy on killing robots
  4. Claudio Foliti (Sapienza Università di Roma), L’epoca delle rivoluzioni tristi: Rivoluzioni post-sovietiche tra nazionalismi etnici e movimenti senza progetto 
  5. Zeno Leoni (King’s College London), US foreign policy towards Russia 2008-2018: two competing narratives
  6. Raphael Danino-Perraud (Bureau des ressources géologiques et minières - BRGM and the Laboratoire d’Économie d'Orléans - LEO), Critical Raw Material in the value chain of the defense industry: what is critical? 

11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee Break (offered by the School of International Studies of the University of Trento)

11.30 - 13.00 | Plenary Rountable - Beyond CSDP: Reframing European Defence Studies
Aula P


  • Fabrizio Coticchia, University of Genova
  • Sonia Lucarelli, University of Bologna
  • Hugo Meijer, European University Institute
  • Bernardo Venturi, Istituto Affari Internazionali - Rome

Chair: Francesco Moro (University of Bologna)

13.00 - 14.00 | Brown Bag SGRI General Conference 

Aula P

14.00 - 14.30 | Concluding Remarks 
Aula P