Serena Giusti is Senior Associate Research Fellow for the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. She teaches International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis and Art and Politics at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) in Pisa.
She was lecturer of European Politics and Russian Foreign Policy at the Catholic University of Milan and of Comparative Politics at the University of Padua. She was visiting lecturer at Luiss University, Rome; New York University in Florence, Novosibirsk State University, Belarus State University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University-Budapest, and Kazakh Humanitarian Law University. She has worked for the European Commission, Unicef-ICDC and OSCE.
She is member of the OSCE Reflection Group on European Security – Challenges at the Societal Level. She is in the Advisory board of Women International Security (WIIS) – Italy.
She hold a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence and a Master of Arts in European Studies from the College of Europe (Natolin-Warsaw). She graduated in Political Science at the University of Florence.
She has extensively published (articles and volumes) on the accession of Central and Eastern European countries to the EU, on European security and defence policy and on Russia’s Foreign policy.