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Serena Giusti
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International politics area

Competences: art and politics, Central and Eastern Europe, cultural diplomacy, EU’s foreign policy, foreign policy analysis, international relations, Russian foreign policy, security, United Kingdom foreign policy

Keywords: coronavirus, Covid-19, Covid-19: geopolitics of vaccines, European Union, United Kingdom

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Senior Lecturer International Relations, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa and Senior Associate Research Fellow, ISPI, Milan  

Professional career

Serena Giusti graduated in Political Scienceat University of Florence and holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, as well as a Master’s degree from the College of Europe (Natolin). She has worked for the European Commission, Unicef-icdc and OSCE. She has been a visiting Researcher in the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Westminster London. She has offered courses in several universities, among them: Catholic University (Milan), Luiss (Rome), New York University (Florence), Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest), Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Novosibirsk State University. Since 2014, she teaches International Relations at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. 

Scientific results

Serena Giusti is an expert on Central-Eastern European countries and on Russia, especially in the field of their relationship with the European Union. Moreover, she has studied the dynamics of foreign policy and security both for the EU and for other actors. In 2017 she was awarded a Jean Monnet Activities project "EU-Russia, Connecting People and Ideas Revolution, Post-Soviet Space”- 587038-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPJMO-PROJECT and in 2014 a Jean Monnet module: “The EU’s responses to the challenges of its Neighbourhood”, Grant Decision n.2014 2539/553495. Since 2018, she is a partner of the project The use of Art in the Public Domain and the Politics of Heritage (Politage)headed by the University of BolzanoIn 2018, her project on the Protection of cultural heritage was financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Editorial work and publications

Among her latest publications: 

[2019] Giusti, S., Mirkina, I. (eds) The EU in a Trans-European Space, External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, London, Palgrave.  

[2019] Giusti, S., “Russia’s Fluctuating Foreign Policy” in F. Bindi (ed), Europe and America- The End of the Transatlantic Relationship, The Brookings Institute, Washington, March.

[2019] Giusti,  S., “From a regional hegemony to a global power in potency: the EU’s Global Strategy”  in Giusti, S., Mirkina, I. (eds), The EU in a Trans-European Space, External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, London, Palgrave. 

[2019] Giusti, S., Russo, A. "The Securitisation of Cultural Heritage"International Journal of Cultural Policy, 25(7): 843-857.

[2018] Giusti, S., Talani, L.S., (eds) Women in the Mediterranean, London and New York, Routledge.

[2018] Giusti, S., Lamonica, A., Foradori, P. “Reshaping Cultural Heritage Protection Policies at a Time of Securitisation: The Case of France, Italy, and the United Kingdom”, International Spectator, 5(3): 86-101.

[2017] Giusti, S., "Gender Mainstreaming towards the Mediterranean: The Case of the ENP"Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 19(5): 524-540

[2017]Giusti, S., Franco, C., "The Europeanization of Turkey’s Foreign Policy: from Alignment to Misalignment?", in Baracani, E., Calimli, M. (a cura di), European Perspectives on Turkey's Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy, Foundation Bruno Kessler Press, 73-94. 

[2017]Giusti, S., "Russia Federation’s posture towards the European Neighbourhood Policy: A Neoclassical Realist Explanation", in Gstohl, S. and Schunz J. (a cura di), Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy, London and New York, Routledge, 61-82. 

[2016] Giusti, S., "The EU’s transformative power challenged in Ukraine"European Foreign Affairs Review, 2(2): 165-183. 

[2014]Giusti, S., Fassi, E., "The European Endowment for Democracy and Democracy Promotion in the EU Neighbourhood", The International Spectator, 49(4):112-129.

[2012] Giusti, S., La Proiezione sterna della Federazione Russa, Pisa, ETS. 

Awards and prizes

She is a member of the OSCE Reflection Group on European Security and sits in the Advisory board of Women International Security (WIIS) – Italy. She is also vice-President of the Forum per i problemi della Pace e della Guerra, Florence.