Annalisa Perteghella is Senior Policy Advisor for the Diplomacy & Foreign Policy and Resilience & Development programs at ECCO. Her work focuses on issues ranging from climate diplomacy to climate risk, the geopolitics of decarbonization, the implications of climate change for national and international security, and how to foster a clean and resilient development in the wider Mediterranean and in Africa.
Annalisa works with policymakers, diplomats, foreign policy experts and civil society, to create the political space and build diplomatic coalitions to accelerate the creation of alternative cooperation models. She contributes to policy and scenario analysis and to the analysis of geopolitical trends around climate change, as well as to advocacy around climate risk and security.
Before joining ECCO, she worked as a researcher for the Middle East and North Africa Centre at the Italian think tank ISPI, working on Middle Eastern politics, Europe-MENA relations, conflict analysis and prevention, as well as the role of foresight and evaluation in European foreign policy.
She also worked as Scientific Coordinator for the Rome MED Dialogues, the high-level forum on the wider Mediterranean region co-promoted by ISPI and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, bringing together heads of state, ministers, international organizations as well as representatives from the private sector, academia, think tanks, and civil society.
She holds a PhD in Politics and Institutions from the Catholic University of Milan. Her doctoral research focused on the study of religious and political authority in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Before that, she graduated in International Relations and Foreign Languages of Asia, focusing on the study of Mandarin Chinese. Her other research interest include the relationship between art and politics, and the study of artwork as a medium for people to gather knowledge and insight into politics, and to engage in social critique.