Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam at the University of Catania. Former Chair of the Italian Association of Political Science (SISP), he served in the governing bodies of ECPR, ISA and Italian ECSA. Visiting professor at universities in America, Asia and Europe, he is the author of The Global Political System, Palgrave, 2011 (also published in Italian, Spanish, and Russian); the editor of The politics and policies of relief, aid and reconstruction. Contrasting approaches to disasters and emergencies, Palgrave, 2012; and the co-editor of Multilateral Security and ESDP Operations, Ashgate, 2010. His most recent research work and publications are in the filed of migration and the EU’s management of the immigration crisis.