Partner institution: Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna
Stefano Bianchini is Professor of East European Politics and History at the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus. He is Rector’s delegate for relations with Eastern Europe. From 2004 to 2015 he coordinated the MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Studies (MIREES), an international MA in English awarding a joint diploma of the University of Bologna, Vytautas Magnus (Kaunas), St. Petersburg, and Corvinus of Budapest.
As an expert on Balkan issues, particularly on Yugoslavia and its successor states in politics, contemporary history, and international relations, he published several books and articles in Italian, French, English, and other languages. He was an adviser of the ICTY, in the Hague. Editor in Chief of the English Series on the Balkan and East-Central Europe (Longo Publ., Ravenna), he is the Executive Editor of «Southeastern Europe», Brill, Leiden. His latest books are “Liquid Nationalism and State Partitions in Europe” (Edward Elgar, 2017) and the edited volume (with Antonio Fiori) “Rekindling the Strong State in Russia and China” (Brill, 2020).