The on-going Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 is having repercussions beyond the field of battle: food and energy insecurity have increased worldwide, millions of refugees have left the country, and governments and political parties’ agendas have had to realign to deal with all these challenges. In this panel, we will discuss the current and future challenges for Europe and Italy within this shifting and dangerous context with experts from the field of politics and academia.
Meet our speakers and chair
Angelo Martelli (@angelo_martelli) is Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy at the LSE European Institute. He worked as a Consultant for the Jobs Group of the World Bank, as a Policy Fellow for the Open Innovation Team of the UK Cabinet Office and HM Treasury and as a Technical Expert for the IMF. His research interests span labour economics and European political economy, with a particular focus on the impact of technology on the evolution of employment structures across Europe and its implications for labour market institutions and income inequality.
Lia Quartapelle (@LiaQuartapelle) has been an Italian MP for the Democratic Party (PD) since 2013. In 2021 she became the party’s international secretary and the head of its Foreign Affairs Department. She is currently the leader of the party’s delegation to the Chamber of Deputies’ Foreign and European Affairs Committee. She is member of the board of ECFR Italy (European Council on Foreign Relations) and chairs the advisory board of WIIS Italy (Women in International Security). Before being elected, she worked as a research fellow at ISPI (Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale), the oldest Italian think tank on international relations. She holds a Master from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Pavia. She is the author of two academic books, articles and papers, and has contributed with several chapters to edited books.
Omar Hammoud Gallego (@OmarhGallego) is a researcher and social data scientist, currently a Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy at the LSE School of Public Policy. His work focuses on the development and the effects of migration and refugee policies in the developing world, as well as civic and democratic participation in the UK.
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