About Me

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Alessandro Di Maio, Italian-Australian Media Maker and Political-Security Analyst on EU, MENA and Mediterranean Affairs. Born in Sicily. Grew up between Sicily, Australia and the Middle East. Now living in Bruxelles. Interested in geopolitics, strategy, defense, security, EU, MENA, counter-terrorism, journalism, photography, human rights, cultural studies, religious studies, archeology and history.

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Studies:

  • MA-Research Project in Political Science Security Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • MA in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Specialization Course for Journalists in Conflict Areas, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Emergency and survival training course organized by the Italian Ministry of Defense
  • BA in Political Science and Journalism, University of Messina
  • Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Journalists

Recent working activity:

  • 2010-Now - Political-Security Analyst on EU, MENA and Mediterranean Affairs for media, think tanks, institutes of research and private companies
  • 2009-2010 - Press Officer & Lawyer Assistant for Refugees/Migrants Affairs at ARCI NGO
  • 2006-2010 - CEO & Foreign Affairs News Coordinator at "La Specula International Magazine", first Italian multi-language online magazine on international affairs
  • 2008 - Press and Cultural Officer (Intern) at the US Embassy in Rome
  • 2008 - Ambassador's Secretary Assistant & Press Officer (Intern) at the UK Consulate in Naples

Awards:

  • 2013, Jerusalem - "Golda Meir Fellow" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2012, Jerusalem - "Rothberg Family Scholarship" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2011, Jerusalem - "Rothberg Family Scholarship" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2009, Rome - "Progetto Bonelli Press Office Media Award"
  • 2009, Strasbourg - "Council of Europe Media Award" for a reportage about Radical Islam in Europe and the role of the Muslim second generations

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • M&S Arabic