Advisory Board

Emiliano Alessandri (based in Vienna)
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Emiliano Alessandri currently works in the Office of the Secretary General of the Organization for Co-Operation and Security in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna. Before joining the OSCE in 2013, Dr. Alessandri was a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the US, where he helped develop the Mediterranean, Turkish, and wider Atlantic programs from the organization’s Washington office. He holds a Ph.D. in international history from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree from SAIS, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Alessandri’s main fields of interest are American Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations, with a focus on transatlantic cooperation in the Mediterranean region and Turkey’s role in the transatlantic relationship.
Ivan Butina
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Ivan Butina is a community builder and diaspora organizer. He is working with the World Bank create and develop valuable communities of practice that facilitate knowledge flows and professional collaboration. Together with other Italian expats in Washington, DC Mr. Butina founded Italians in DC, a non-profit organization connecting Italians and promoting contemporary Italian culture.   
Lucio Caracciolo (based in Rome)
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Lucio Caracciolo is a journalist, essayist and Italian lecturer. He graduated in philosophy at the University La Sapienza of Rome and he is currently directing “Limes”, the main Italian geopolitical magazine which he founded in 1993. He is considered one of the greatest Italian experts in geopolitics.
John Gizzi
Advisory Board Member
Mr. John Gizzi is Newsmax's chief political columnist and White House correspondent. He is “the man who knows everyone in Washington” as well as many who hold elected positions and party leadership roles throughout America. He has appeared on countless radio and TV shows in America and Europe. He is the recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002.
Stanley Kober
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Stanley Kober has been affiliated with a number of think tanks, most recently the Cato Institute, and has published widely on international affairs in the New York Times, Guardian, Foreign Policy and other journals. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His areas of expertise include the relationship between democracy and peace, with a focus on control over the war power.

Stefania Coc​​​​​o Scalisi 
Advisory Board Member

Ms. Stefania Coco Scalisi is an international consultant and analyst with experience in security, energy and risk consulting. Already a Fulbright Scholar, she has an academic background in international relations and law to which she has more recently added a specialization in strategic management at Harvard University.
Her work experience spans international organizations, consulting firms and think tanks. She currently serves as Business Intelligence-EMEA expert for an Italian consulting company. Stefania has previously worked for the International Institute for Counterterrorism of Herzliya, Israel, for the Hudson Institute in Washington DC and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, within the Office of the President, her school mentor and international judge Antonio Cassese.