Matteo Pugliese holds a Law Degree from the University of Genova and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and International Security from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He also graduated from the Italian Naval Staff College in the General Staff Officers’ Course.
Since 2015, he has been working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, on preventing youth radicalisation. In 2017, he was appointed Special Representative of the Austrian Chairman on Youth and Security. The Italian Chairmanship confirmed his mandate for 2018.
Matteo has given lectures at the University of Genova (Constitutional Law) on state of emergency and counter terrorism. He has also contributed to several journals and think tanks, including the magazine of the Italian Defence Staff. His research interests include: radicalisation, jihadism, extremism in the Balkans, Caucasus, CVE/PVE policies.