Maria Luisa Maniscalco is Director of Research at the Jean Monnet “Altiero Spinelli” Centre of Excellence, Rome, and Deputy Director of the Master’s programme in “International Security/Safety, Global Strategies and Medical Maxi-Emergency: Analysing and Managing Unconventional Events” at Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy. Her research interests focus on the social transformations of contemporary societies with particular attention to the dimensions of peace, security, and dialogue. She is the author of over 20 volumes and about 200 essays.Valeria Rosato holds a PhD in Sociology and is Adjunct Professor in the Political Sciences Department at Roma Tre University, Italy. She has been a Visiting Fellow at various Latin American universities, has been working for years on the analysis of contemporary conflicts and has participated in national and international studies on issues related to security, peacekeeping and peace processes. She is currently a member of the European TRIVALENT project research team.