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Pasquale Ferrara

Pasquale Ferrara from May 2021 is the Director General for Political Affairs and International Security at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

He served in several overseas assignments: Santiago, Chile (1989-1992), Athens, Greece (1992-1996), he returned to Rome in 1996 to serve at the General Secretariat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Brussels (1999-2002 at Italy’s Permanent Mission to the European Union), and Washington (2002-2006).

Since many years, he combines his professional background as a diplomat with academic activities and research on the theory of international relations. He is contract Professors of “Diplomacy and Negotiation” at LUISS and of “Crisis Diplomacy”, taught in the master course in “International Public Affairs” at the same University; he is also Professor of “Theory of International Community” at the University Institute “Sophia” (2009-2011).

He is fluent in English, French and Spanish; basic in Modern Greek and in German

He is Author of many articles and essays on international relations and political thought, and published several books on those subjects:

  • La pace transnazionale. Per un nuovo pluralismo nella politica mondiale (1989).
  • L’uno plurale. Identità e differenza nel mutamento internazionale (1990).
  • Aproximaciòn a América (with Riccardo Campa - 1993).
  • Non di solo Euro. La filosofia politica dell'Unione Europea (2001).
  • Le nozze e il vino. Per un nuovo paradigma politico nell’era globale (2004).
  • Lo stato preventivo. Democrazia securitaria e sicurezza democratica (2010).
  • Global Religions and International Relations. A Diplomatic Perspective (2014).
  • La politica inframondiale. Le relazioni internazionali nell’era post-globale (2014).
  • Il mondo di Francesco. Bergoglio e la politica internazionale (2016), Cercando un Paese innocente. La pace possibile in un mondo in frantumi (2023).