Irene was born in Florence (Italy) and subsequently spent three years in the USA. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Sciences from LUISS (Rome) and a Master's Degree in European Affairs from SciencesPo - Paris.
She worked as an intern for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD-United Nations) in Rome and for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York City, with particular attention to the ECOSOC. In the sector of human rights, she was project manager for Les Glorieuses, a feminist association based in Paris, contributing to the set up of a political project and platform aimed at analysing attitudes towards gender equality among the 2017 French presidential election candidates.
EU humanitarian aid: effectiveness and coordination
My thesis aims at empirically assessing the effectiveness of the EU’s external action in (selected) countries where humanitarian aid is delivered. Thus, it focuses on EU humanitarian aid’s effectiveness and on the related conditions.
Other interests include IOs, human rights and EU-UN relations.
IR100 Introduction to International Relations: Concepts, Theories and Debates (LSE)
Professor Karen E Smith