Roberto Menotti

Co-Executive Director of the AESG

Roberto Menotti is Editor in Chief of Aspenia online, Deputy Editor of Aspenia and Senior Advisor for International Activities, at Aspen Institute Italia.

Currently he serves as the Co-Executive Director of the AESG.

He has worked as a consultant for the Centro Studi Militari di Studi Strategici (the research arm of the Italian Ministry of Defence) between 2003 and 2007. Before joining Aspen Institute Italia in 2002 he was Deputy Director of the Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI), a Rome think tank.
In 1997 (August-November) he was Visiting Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Between1997 and 1999 he was a NATO Fellow with a research project on NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue initiative.

After graduating in Political Science from LUISS University, in Rome, and obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California in 1994.

He has published in specialized journals (including Survival, Europe’s World, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Journal of International Relations and Development, Middle East Quarterly, The International Spectator, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, Teoria Politica, Limes) as well as edited volumes,
and is author of three books in Italian.

From 2011 to 2014 he has been an op-ed commentator for the daily Il Messaggero, and since 2014 for the daily Il Mattino.

He has taught undergraduate courses at LUISS University, John Cabot University, and La Sapienza, Rome University, in international relations, security studies, and international journalism. He has been a lecturer at the NATO Defence College, in Rome, and at Wilton Park in the UK.