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Forum 18-19 Feb 2021
Post-Conflict Governance: From World War II to the 21st Century – Lessons Learned (and Relearned)
Our Panel Chairs
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Prof. Andrea Ungari
Andrea Ungari is a full professor of Contemporary History at the Guglielmo Marconi University in Rome, where he also teaches the history of international relations. He is adjunct professor of the History of Political Parties at Luiss Guido Carli University, where he taught the history of Italy, comparative European history and the history of international relations. His main research interest is the history of Italy, from a political, cultural and military point of view. He has studied the Italian monarchist movement during the period of the post-World War II Second Republic. More recently, during the last eight years, he has concentrated on the Italian liberal state, focusing on the role of the monarchy of Savoy. His research pays particular attention to the international framework and its influence on domestic policy. He is currently working on a book about the attitude of the monarchy towards the crisis of the liberal state (1919-1925).
Recent publications include a book on the role of the Italian monarchy during World War I (La guerra del re. Monarchia, Sistema politico e Forze armate nella Grande guerra, 2018); a volume describing the capture of Rome in 1870 (Roma Anno Domini 1870, 2020) and an e-book, with Francesco Anghelone, on the crisis of the EU as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic (Ultima chiamata. Da Ventotene al Covid-19 l’Europa in bilico, 2020).
BGen (ret) Richard Giguère
Brigadier-General (retired) Richard Giguère, OMM, MSM, CD is a Senior Fellow at l’École supérieure d’études internationales at l’Université Laval, Associate Professor at l’École nationale d’administration publique du Québec (ENAP), and Lecturer at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Brigadier-General (retired) Giguère specializes in issues related to international security, the foundations and the transformation of warfare, the strategy of organizations, the principles and challenges of public administration and strategic management. With more than 35 years of extensive experience in the Canadian Army (an infantry career with the Royal 22e Régiment), he has worked in operational environments in Canada (Oka Crisis) and abroad (Germany, Haiti, Kabul, Kandahar), diplomatic (Military Attaché in Washington) and academics. In particular, he commanded the 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment and the Citadelle of Quebec, the Land Force Quebec Area (now the Canadian 2nd Division) and the Joint Task Force (East), and the Canadian Forces College Toronto whose mission is to prepare high-ranking military and civilian leaders (Canadian and international) to face complex defence and security challenges. He is a graduate of l’École de guerre de Paris and holds a bachelor’s degree in Military and Strategic Studies from the Royal Military College Saint-Jean and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies from l’Université Sorbonne Paris Nord. He is the president of l’Institut militaire de Québec and the deputy director of the Center for International Security (CSI) associated with l’École supérieure d’études internationales (ESEI) at Université Laval.
Prof. Bruno Charbonneau
Dr. Bruno Charbonneau (PhD Queen’s University) is Associate Professor of International Studies at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. He is also Director of the Centre FrancoPaix in Conflict Resolution and Peace Missions of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 2015, he has been an editorial board member of the academic journal International Peacekeeping. His work examines the power politics of and interactions between international interventions and armed conflicts. In particular, he analyses the regional and international dynamics of conflict management and resolution in the Francophone West African Sahel. He is currently working on the consequences of the “division of labor” between the international counter-terrorist forces and the UN peacekeeping forces deployed in the Sahel. He is also developing a research project on the links between armed conflict, counter-insurgency and climate change. His research has been funded by, among others, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, and Global Affairs Canada. He is the author of France and the New Imperialism: Security Policy in sub-Saharan Africa (2008), and coeditor of Peace Operations in the Francophone World: Global Governance Meets Post-Colonialism (2014), Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation: Bridging Top -down and Bottom-up Approaches (2012) and Locating Global Order: American Power and Canadian Security After 9/11 (2010). His research has been published in several world-renowned academic journals: Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, International Peacekeeping, Les Temps modernes, Afrique contemporaine, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Conflict, Security & Development, Canadian Journal of Political Science, and more. Current publication projects include a book manuscript on Mali (with Adam Sandor and Jonathan Sears) under contract with Zed Books, and the coedited (with Niagalé Bagayoko) Routledge Handbook of African Peacebuilding, under contract with Routledge.
Lt Col Carlo Uberto Massimo
Lieutenant Colonel Carlo Uberto MASSIMO is a regular army officer of the Cavalry branch, currently serving at the Military Command of the Italian Army in Sicily, where he holds the position of Section Head for Public Information and Promotion of Recruitment. In this context, he deals with contacts with the mass media, with schools, and with numerous local issues. He works to promote the public image and recruitment for the Army in Sicily.
Lieutenant Colonel MASSIMO has had a long military career, serving in Italy and abroad. He has served in several Cavalry Operations Units (Montebello Lancers Regiment” in Rome, Lancers of Aosta Regiment in Palermo, and Lancers of Novara Regiment in the province of Udine) in both command and staff roles. He has served as commander of the demonstration and training squadron of the Cavalry School, has deployed on operational missions at home and abroad (Albania, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Lebanon), has served with NATO at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium and in High National Commands, including the Joint Forces Operational Command HQ and the Southern Military Region Command.
He began his career as a commander of small armored scouting units and patrol boats. He subsequently specialized in international contingency operations with a focus on crisis management, personnel selection, recruiting, public relations, and media affairs. Lt Col Massimo is the designated project officer for the Italian component of the current initiative, under the authority given to the Commander of the Army in Sicily as directly by the Defence General Staff.