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Prof Daniela Irrera

University of Catania & Dept of Political & Social Sciences
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Professor Irrera is regular commentator, and contributes to policy briefs, blog posts of expert networks, and to mass media on major international issues.
Daniela Irrera is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Catania, where she serves as Departmental Erasmus Coordinator, Deputy Director for Internationalization and Research, and Vice-coordinator of the PhD program in Political Sciences. She is Visiting Professor of Political Violence and Terrorism, OSCE Academy, Bishkek. Her simulation Game of Peace has been awarded by the ECPR SG on Learning and Teaching Politics among the best international teaching practices. She serves as Secretary General of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP), President of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), member of the ECPR Executive Committee, Chair of the SG on International Relations, review editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, editor-in-chief of International and Political Studies, co-editor of the Springer book series on Non-state actors in International Relations. She has been DAAD Fellow, at Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt; visiting researcher, EU Center of Excellence, University of Alberta, Canada; Marie Curie Fellow, UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil. She has authored and co-edited 10 books and more than 50 publications in the field of Political Science and International Relations. Her primary research focuses on action and influence on global politics by non-state actors, both positive (civil society organizations and NGOs) and negative actors (organized crime and terrorism).