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Sonia Lucarelli

Adjunct Professor of International Relations


Adjunct Professor of International Relations, SAIS Europe; Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna. Professor Lucarelli is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Affairs, as well as the Forum on the Problems of Peace and War. She is the University of Bologna representative for the Memorandum between the University of Bologna and NATO Allied Command Transformation, as well as in the Consortium Europaeum. Previously Lucarelli was Resident Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna, and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. Her areas of expertise include the EU foreign policy and external image, European security, NATO, European identity and foreign policy, migration, and global justice. She has been involved in several international projects granted by the EU and NATO. In particular, she has been Team Leader in the EU Horizon 2020 project GLOBUS - Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice; and in the 7th EU framework programme research project EU-GRASP - Changing Multilateralism: The EU as a Global-regional Actor in Security and Peace. She has been Lead Scientist in the NATO-founded project PREDICT; and in the 6th EU Framework Programme Network of Excellence GARNET - Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of the EU. Prof. Lucarelli has also received grants for individual research from NATO, the Volkswagen Stiftung, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IAI. She has published widely on the areas of her competence in Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, Italian Review of Political Science, The International Spectator, European Security, Global Affairs; European Foreign Affairs Review, South European Politics and Society, Global Change Peace and Security; and with Routledge, Palgrave, Manchester University Press, Florence University Press, Kluwer Law International, Il Mulino, Vita e Pensiero.



  • Europe


  • International Relations; Law; Europe & Eurasia


  • Italian