Advisor – International Security and Strategy, Italian Presidency of the Republic, Associate Professor – Strategic Studies
Gianluca Ansalone is a former advisor to the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Cultural Heritage, the Honorable Francesco Rutelli. Prior to this position, he was a Deputy for International Affairs and an advisor to the CEO of Finmeccanica, a leading Aerospace, Defense and Security company in Italy. He has also been an advisor for the Italian Minister of Defense and the Italian Center for High Defense Studies.
Gianluca Ansalone received his Degree in International and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Trieste and is fluent in several languages.
Ansalone is the Honorary President of Il Telescopio – Laboratorio di Idee, which is an Italian think tank with over 50 partners, a Consultant for the Italian Institute for the Relations between Italy and the Middle East (IPALMO), and a Member of the Scientific Committee at Fondazione Liberal. He works with many Italian newspapers and agencies, including “Il Riformista”, and has taught courses in Intelligence and Security Studies and Communication, Public Image and Media Relations.