Andrea is Senior Researcher at the NATO Defense College where he works on issues related to technological change and military innovation. In the past, Andrea has been visiting and post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University as well as Stanford University (where he remains an Affiliate) and Harvard University. Andrea has worked or conducted research for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Italian Air Force, the Italian Government, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Preparatory Commission for the the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization, the Royal United Services Institute, the European Union Institute for Security Studies and Metropolitan University Prague, among others.
Andrea is one of the few Europe-based scholars to have published in all the three most important academic journals on security issues, International Security, Security Studies and Journals of Strategic Studies and whose publications are assigned in the most important universities in the world, from Harvard to Stanford, Princeton to SciencePo, St. Andrews to ETH-Zurich. Andrea’s research has been featured in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy and the Economist, has received multiple awards including the 2015 European Defence Agency and Egmont Institute’s bi-annual prize for the best dissertation on European defence, security and strategy and the 2020 best research article award on US foreign policy and grand strategy as part of the America in the World Consortium.
A past consultant for leading private and public security and defense organizations, Andrea is a passionate public speaker who has briefed, inter alia, the Italian Government, NATO HQ, NATO Allied Command Transformation, Georgetown University, Oxford University, the U.S. Naval War College, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others.
A first-generation college student, Andrea holds a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Turin, a MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a PhD in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute. Andrea served as an intern at the Research Division of the NATO Defense College exactly ten years before returning as Senior Researcher.