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Giovanni Orsina

Giovanni Orsina is Professor of Contemporary History and Director of the School of Government at Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome.

At the School, he is the Co-director of the Policy Observatory. He is the Director of the Master in European Studies, which he founded ten years ago, and the Director of the Online Master Governo. At Luiss, he is also the Director of the International centre on democracies and democratisations (Icedd). He taught at the Universities of Bologna, L’Aquila, and Roma Sapienza. 

He is a founding member and the vice-president of the Association for Political History. He was for more than a decade the Director of Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Rome. He is the author of five monographs and about fifty essays and the editor of thirteen volumes or journal special issues on Twentieth-century European politics, published in Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Among his latest publications:

Antipolitica. Populisti, tecnocrati e altri dilettanti del potere (2021, edited with David Allegranti); La democrazia del narcisismo. Breve storia dell’antipolitica (2018); Il berlusconismo nella storia d’Italia (2013; English translation 2014; French translation 2018); Political Enemies in Republican Italy (2017, edited with Marco Gervasoni); European Political Cultures and the European Integration Process (2015, edited with Lucia Bonfreschi and Antonio Varsori).

He is an editorialist for the Turin newspaper “La Stampa” and the weekly magazine “L’Espresso”. He regularly comments on Italian and European politics for a very wide array of media – he was interviewed, among others, by the BBC, the CNN, Bloomberg News, Al Jazeera International, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Le Figaro, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, El Mundo, El Pais, Yomiuri Shimbun. He participated in several Italian TV talk shows, such as Porta a Porta (Rai1), Otto e Mezzo and Omnibus (La7), Agorà and Lineanotte (Rai3), Di Mattina (Rainews24).