Valeria Giannotta PhD; Director, CeSPI Observatory on Türkiye

Valeria Giannotta is the academic and scientific director of the Observatory on Türkiye, CeSPI ( Centre Studies of International Politics), based in Rome. She studied in Milan at Catholic University where she obtained her PhD in Institution and Politics. Since 2009 she has been active as an academic in Istanbul, Gaziantep and Ankara. As an expert in Türkiye, she engages in high-level strategic meetings and contributes regularly to media and think tanks. In 2017 she was awarded ‘Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia’ by the Presidency of the Republic of Italy for her analytical objectivity and efforts in supporting Italian diplomacy in Türkiye.