Marco Cochi for more than sixteen years print media journalist and researcher with experience in crisis areas, human rights, peace and security issues – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
I am currently director of research for Sub-Saharan Africa and Sahel at the Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS) and I am teaching in the Master Course for Immigration management, activated at the Link Campus University.
I am researcher too at Observatory on Terrorism and Fundamentalism of the University of Calabria, country analyst for think tank Nodo di Gordio and editorial board member of Osservatorio Diritti. I am a member too of Scientific Advisory Board’s of Africana [Index Islamicus], Metodo, European Institute for Eurasian Dialogue.
I have been writing for over ten years for Africana, Eastwest, Nigrizia, Nodo di Gordio, Primato and Osservatorio Diritti dealing with sub-Saharan Africa, human rights and jihadism’s violent extremism. Blogging for Sub-Saharan Monitor.
Past experience with university-level multi-annual teaching in various lectures and training, seminars, master and postgraduate courses at Link Campus University, Lumsa, Luspio, Unicusano, University Roma Tre. Experienced for long-term research projects at Africa Research and Development Forum, Extra-European Studies Association, European Centre of Excellence Altiero Spinelli (CeAs-Jean Monnet Chair), The Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS). Many years of experience in the area of development cooperation, where I coordinated projects of intercultural education and international solidarity. I led delegations to visit the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and some African countries.
I graduated summa cum laude in Modern Literature, Major in Philosophy and Politics. I have a second level University Master Degree in International Security Studies and a Bi-annual Postgraduate Specialisation in Non-profit Economy and Development Cooperation.
You can contact me by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow me on twitter at @afrofocus
My c.v. and pubblications are on linkedin.com/in/marco-cochi
In 2007, I won the Anguillara Sabazia City of Art International Literary Prize for non-fiction with L’ultimo mondo. L’Africa fra guerre tribali e saccheggio energetico (Kappa). And after twelve years of other studies, research and further professional backgrounds and experiences, I published my new book Tutto cominciò a Nairobi. Come al-Qaeda è diventata la più potente rete jihadista dell’Africa (Castelvecchi)