Roberto Orsi is Associate at LSE Ideas, LSE fellow at the LSE100 and visiting researcher at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo since September 2013. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the LSE, a MA in International Relations from LMU and a law degree from the University of Turin.
He has held several teaching positions at the International Relations Department of the LSE. His doctoral dissertation bears the title of Rethinking the Concept of Order in International Politics: Carl Schmitt and Jürgen Habermas, and focuses on an analytical clarification of the concept of “order” in the realm of critical International Relations theory. His current research activities concentrate on the study of Carl Schmitt and his relation to International Relations theory, political theology and the place of religion within international politics, particularly from the perspective of a history of ideas.
Roberto is also involved in the collective research project “Euro Crisis in the Press”, based at LSE IDEAS, which consists in an interdisciplinary comparative research study investigating press coverage as a platform for the dissemination of public discourses about the European crisis. He is also co-editor of the LSE blog “Euro Crisis in the Press”.