Andrea Gilli is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University and an Affiliate at the Center for International Studies and Cooperation, Stanford University. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole (Florence, Italy), an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Turin (Italy).
His main areas of research concern international relations, international security, defense studies, military technology and European defense cooperation. His dissertation employs management science to explain why European countries cooperate on some type of weapon systems and not on others. In 2015, Andrea was awarded the European Defence Agency and Egmont Institute’s bi-annual prize for the best dissertation on European defence, security and strategy.
In the past, Andrea worked and conducted research for, or was associated with, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Preparatory Commission for the the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (Vienna, Austria), the NATO Defense College (Rome, Italy), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI, London, UK), the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS/Johns Hopkins University (Washington, DC), the European Union Institute for Security Studies (Paris, France), the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at the Columbia University in New York (NY), the Center for Security Studies at Metropolitan University Prague (Prague, Czech Republic) and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment.
Andrea’s twin brother – Mauro – holds a PhD from Northwestern University and is currently a Senior Researcher in Military Technology at the Center for Security Studies of ETH-Zurich: they collaborate on different projects.