Marco Cochi for more than 18 years print media journalist and researcher with experience in crisis areas, human rights, peace and security issues – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
I am in charge of senior research fellow for Sub-Saharan Africa and Sahel Strategic Observatory at the Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS) I am teaching Political and Economic Geography at Link Campus University. In the same University I am teaching in the Master in Peace building and International cooperation .
Past experience with university-level multi-annual teaching in various lectures and training, seminars, master and postgraduate courses at Sapienza University of Rome, 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-University “Roma Tre”), The Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS).
I have been writing for over ten years for Africana, Eastwest, Metodo, Nigrizia, Il Nodo di Gordio, and Informazioni della Difesa dealing with sub-Saharan Africa, human rights and jihadism’s violent extremism.
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.
L’ultimo mondo. L’Africa fra guerre tribali e saccheggio energetico (Kappa) ISBN 978-88-7890-744-8. Anguillara Sabazia City of Art International Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
Tutto cominciò a Nairobi. Come al-Qaeda è diventata la più potente rete jihadista dell’Africa (Castelvecchi) ISBN 978-88-3282-418-6
Board’s Member Africana [Index Islamicus], Metodo, Nodo di Gordio, Osservatorio sul terrorismo e sul fondamentalismo di matrice jihadista (Università della Calabria), ReaCT – Osservatorio nazionale sulla radicalizzazione e il contrasto al terrorismo.
You can contact me by email to email@example.com
You can follow me on twitter at @afrofocus
My c.v. and pubblications are on linkedin.com/in/marco-cochi