MISSION & EXPERTS

T.wai is a non-profit, independent research institute operating in the fields of global politics and security studies.

Located in Torino, the capital city of Italy’s north-western Piedmont region and closely connected with Europe’s core, T.wai was founded in 2009 through a start-up grant of the Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy’s largest banking foundation, which remains T.wai’s strategic partner.

T.wai’s mission is to conduct policy-oriented research with a strong theoretical basis, strengthen international networking through research, disseminate knowledge, and support tertiary education and high-level professional training in the field of international affairs.

Torino’s cultural milieu has been renowned since the Renaissance for its capacity to generate talents of widespread influence: the likes of Erasmus of Rotterdam, Antonio Gramsci, Norberto Bobbio and several Nobel laureates carried out their studies in this Alpine capital. T.wai upholds this legacy by fostering a young, vibrant community of researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

T.wai’s name is meant to sound as “Torino’s way”. It points to a sober, passionate and tenacious way of addressing issues by channeling creativity into innovative projects and substantial outcomes. It speaks of the responsibility of leveraging local resources to address global challenges.

T.wai’s research agenda is structured around three areas:

Global ChinaAssessing the impact of China on global governance in the age of power diffusion.

Changing World PoliticsInvestigating the actors, rules, dynamics and narratives that shape politics at the global level.

Violence & Security: Emerging trends in transnational security: from the rise of non-state actors to force privatization. 

Heads of Research

Enrico Fardella

Head of Project

Giuseppe Gabusi

Head of Program

Stefano Ruzza

Head of Program

Research Fellows

Edoardo Agamennone

Research Fellow

Fabio Armao

Research Fellow

Gianluca Bonanno

Research Fellow

Daniele Brombal

Research Fellow

Simone Dossi

Research Fellow

Nicholas Farrelly

Research Fellow

Pietro Masina

Research Fellow

Giorgio Prodi

Research Fellow

Flora Sapio

Research Fellow

Francesco Silvestri

Research Fellow

Marco Giulio Barone

Junior Research Fellow

Lorraine Charbonnier

Junior Research Fellow

Carlotta Clivio

Junior Research Fellow

Andrea Ghiselli

Junior Research Fellow

Gabriele Giovannini

Junior Research Fellow

Martina Poletti

Junior Research Fellow

Staff

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