She is involved in a number of projects looking primarily at the role of education in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, urban violence and local governance. She also specializes in economic sanctions and Iran-U.S. relations. Agnese previously worked at the Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform Security Rule of Law as Project Officer and Researcher.
She holds a Master’s Degree in international Relations and European Studies from the University of Florence, with a thesis on South African Relations with China and the economic and political impact of this partnership at regional and international level. She previously studied at the University of Palermo and at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Rennes, in France.
Besides short working experiences in the public administration and NGOs during the studies, she specialized in EU foreign policy toward Africa, working from September 2012 for the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU, where she focused on Common Security and Defense Policy and EU-Sub-Saharan Africa Relations. In March 2013, Agnese joined the African Directorate of the European External Action Service, where she focused primarily on EU relations with South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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This project seeks to examine how city municipalities prevent and mitigate violent conflict and other forms of crises in the global North and South. To…projects
This pilot project is part of the Institute's international research which aims to understand how municipal forms of governance can prevent and mitigate violent conflict.projects
On 16 November 2016, Spark and the International Finance Corporation organized the annual IGNITE conference in Amsterdam. This year’s theme was ‘Tackling Instability, Radicalisation…Commentary
On Wednesday 2 November, The Hague Institute, on behalf of the project consortium and in cooperation with Mercy Corps Afghanistan, hosted a workshop in…News Brief
Relying on evidence identified by research in the fields of education and peacebuilding, the paper argues that schools should be a forum in which…
Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and the number of urban citizens is expected to grow exponentially over the…Commentary
Fresh Insights from the ‘International Conference on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education: Taking Action’
The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) hosted the International Conference on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through…Commentary