Francesco Strazzari is Adjunct Professor of International Relations at SAIS Europe
Professor of International Relations, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa
Adjunct Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime
Francesco Strazzari is Professor of International Relations, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze. He is Adjunct Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Strazzari specializes in conflict studies, with a specific focus on European security, state-building, extra-legal governance and transnational organized crime. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence. He has lectured at SAIS Europe (The Johns Hopkins University), University of Amsterdam, and University of Bologna.
- The (Geo)Politics of Organized Crime
The course gives students a comprehensive understanding of contemporary patterns and characteristics of transnational organized crime, illicit markets and trafficking activities. It does so through a broad set of analytical tools, that are not limited to criminal justice, but rather include political science, international relations, political economy and political sociology. After offering an overview of what and how we know about organized crime, we will examine variations in its contemporary forms in the international arena, addressing key questions related to geopolitical stability and instability – therefore debating the nexus with state fragility, development and security (terrorism).