Maurizio Zandri

Fixed-term extraordinary professor

Link Campus University - Roma

Course Catalogue

Maurizio Zandri graduated in Sociology in Rome with a final dissertation on urban conflicts. He was a scholarship recipient at the Italian School of the History of Economic Thought, directed by Claudio Napoleoni. In the 1970s and 1980s, he gained experience in political and social movements and organisations. He started his journalistic activity in the same years, first with newspapers and political radio, then in the early 1980s with La Repubblica. In 1983 he joined Censis as researcher and subsequently he became a manager of SPS, a public majority shareholding company providing assistance and services to Autonomies. In the 1990s, he was CNEL's expert on metropolitan areas, local authorities and administrative decentralisation.

He edited the 'Report on State transfers to local authorities' for the Ministry of the Interior. Most importantly, he is editor and, for the most part, editor for 15 annual editions of the 'Report on the State of Local Authorities and Services' in Italy. Since 2000, he has coordinated numerous high-level training projects as General Director of Sudgest and then SudgestAid, especially in the water, environmental sectors and local development sector (Territorial Pacts, PITs, etc.). He works in Castelvolturno, Gioia Tauro, Corleone, Monreale, S. Giuseppe Iato, Lula and other centres, for training projects, recovery of legality and for the management of assets confiscated from the mafias.

Since 2004, his activity has been particularly focused abroad where, with SudgestAid and on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other international organisations, he carries out assistance, development and training projects in Crisis and Post-Conflict Areas: Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Ethiopia. He is Tenured Professor sExtraordinary Professorrsince 2010 and since 2015 on International Studies, Development Cooperation and Sociology of Conflicts at Link Campus University.

From 2011 to 2020 he directed several editions of the 2nd level Academic Master on "Peacebuilding and International Cooperation" and "Migration and management of urban integration processes". From 2017 to 2019 he Directed the International Research Centre "I-Bridge" and from 2018 to 2022 he coordinated the Master’s Degree in "Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences" at Link Campus University. From January 2023 he is President of the Joint Commission of Teachers Students of the Department of Humanities of the University and Delegate of the Rector for the coordination of analysis, projects and international studies, for the Mediterranean and crisis areas.

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