Giovanni Ercolani is Thesis Advisor for the “Peace Operations Training Institute” (USA).
A Doctor in Political Science and Oriental Studies, both from the University of Roma (“La Sapienza”, Italy), he holds a M.A. in Politics and Government from the St. John’s University (USA), and a Master in Social Anthropology from the University of Murcia (Spain).
Previously, Dr. Ercolani served at the NATO COMLANDSOUTHEAST HQ in Izmir, Turkey, and has been a Research Associate at the “Scottish Centre for International Security” at the University of Aberdeen (UK).
Dr. Ercolani has been lecturing on international security issues, and political anthropology in Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Albania, Turkey and China.
He is a specialist in Anthropology and Security Studies, International Terrorism, Security Studies, International Relations, Human Security, Conflicts, Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution, CIMIC, Intelligence, the Geopolitics of Energy, and Energy Security. He is a regional expert on Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Black Sea.
Dr. Ercolani is Fellow of the “Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland” (UK), member of the “Royal Institute of International Affairs” (“Chatham House”, London. UK), and of the “Royal United Services Institute” (UK), and Research Associate at the “Centre for Energy and Environment Security” (Nottingham Trent University, UK).