The Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies

LUISS (Italy)

LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, or the Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies – is an independent university. It was created out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo, between 1974 and 1978. LUISS offers an innovative educational approach at its four Departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science. Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instill flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their future. Furthermore, LUISS has four Schools for graduate and professional studies: the LUISS Business School, the School of Government, the School of Law, and the School of European Political Economy.

The Department of Political Science takes an interdisciplinary approach, both in the areas of education and research. The Department's methodology is scientifically rigorous while remaining strongly career-oriented, thanks to the contributions of nationally and internationally esteemed professors. The post-graduate programs include first-level and second-level master's degree programs, PhD programs, and schools such as the School of Government and the Massimo Baldini School of Journalism.The Department has always been dedicated to sociological, historical, methodological, legal, economic, and philosophical research. It is also committed to research in political science and communication, which means it offers an ever more comprehensive understanding of the socio-political phenomena of our time.

Contact information

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli - LUISS

Viale Pola 12 , 00198 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 852251

The team

Alice Felci
Tel: +39(0)685225901


LUISS Research Office (administrative contact)


  • EU Project
  • Management
  • Research
  • Dissemination

Raffaele Marchetti - senior assistant professor


Raffaele Marchetti (Laurea, Rome-La Sapienza; PhD, London-LSE) is senior assistant professor (national qualification as associate professor) in International Relations at the Department of Political Science and the School of Government of LUISS. His research interest concerns global politics and governance, transnational civil society, political risk, and democracy. He acts also as external expert for the European Commission and other public/private institutions on issues of global governance, public policies, civil society, and security. In the past, he was director of the FP6 Strep project SHUR. Human Rights in Conflicts: The Role of Civil Society and held a Jean Monnet European Module on EU’s Engagement with Civil Society, both funded by the European Commission. He was visiting/adjunct professor at American University of Rome-AUR, China Foreign Affairs University-CFAU-Beijing, London School of Economics-LSE, MGIMO-Moscow, Sciences Po-Paris, Strathmore University-Nairobi, Université de Geneve, University of Naples L’Orientale, and Waseda-Tokyo. He was fellow at the European University Institute-EUI, Italian National Research Council-CNR, University of Exeter, in the FP6 research project DEMOS. Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society at the University of Urbino, and in the Network of Excellent GARNET. Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation: The Role of the EU.


  • international relations
  • international political theory
  • civil society in conflict
  • globalization

Roberta Mulas - PhD Candidate


Roberta Mulas is a PhD Candidate in the GEM PhD School working on a double degree at the University of Warwick and LUISS University with an Erasmus Mundus fellowship. She has worked as a research assistant at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) within the track two diplomacy project Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East. Previously she has interned at the United Nations University - Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and at PRIF. She was the disarmament intern at the Permanent Mission of Italy at the UN in New York at the time of the 2010 NPT Review Conference. She is a teaching assistant at LUISS University and has given seminars and lectures at Maastricht University, LUISS University, and Warwick University, as well as spoken at a number of academic conferences and practitioners meetings.


  • nuclear disarmament
  • non-proliferation
  • deterrence theory
  • Middle East security

Natalino Ronzitti - Emeritus Professor


Natalino Ronzitti is Emeritus Professor of International Law at LUISS University (Rome) and an advisory expert for IAI. He has been Professor at LUISS University, the School of Public Administration, and University of Pisa as well as Director of the Anzillotti Institute of International Law at the University of Pisa. He has been a visiting Fellow and Scholar in Residence at numerous foreign universities, including in the United Kingdom and the United States. He was "Professeur invité" at the University of Paris II, and has often been a guest professor at the Alexandria University in Egypt. He has participated in conferences at numerous foreign universities and institutes (in Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Latvia, Poland, Russia Federation, U.K., USA), and given a course at the Hague Academy of International Law. He has been an advisor to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Defence, and a legal advisor to the Italian Mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. His professional experience includes the participation to several diplomatic conferences as memberof the Italian delegation. Several times heard as international expert before the Foreign Committee of the Italian Parliament. Author, editor and co-editor of numerous volumes and articles on International law, International Humanitarian Law, Law of international institutions, EC Law, Law of the Sea. He is a "Member" of the Institut de droit international.


  • international law of armed conflicts
  • non-proliferation law
  • law of the sea
  • international humanitarian law