Centro per l’Eccellenza e gli Studi Transdisciplinari

People

CEST is the product of an initiative by students, doctoral students and researchers from various universities and graduate schools in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Since 2014, we have been producing publications and organising meetings all over Italy to foster progress in innovative research, promoting interaction between academic language and public debate. We believe in the cultural and political rôle of scientific thought. For this reason, we are convinced that research is an opportunity for everyone: for the culture-loving public, for those who transmit it, for the students who encounter it in universities, and for the scholars who have made it their profession.

I am a graduate student of Economics and Business at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo Albeto. I write in the journal ‘Quadrante Futuro’ of the ‘Luigi Einaudi’ Research Centre; my study and research interests involve macroeconomic themes in the international context.

Francesco Beraldi

Treasurer

I am a graduate student of Economics and Business at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo Albeto. I write in the journal ‘Quadrante Futuro’ of the ‘Luigi Einaudi’ Research Centre; my study and research interests involve macroeconomic themes in the international context.

I study Architectural Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Before going to the Polytechnic, I received a Masters’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale Superiore. I am engaged in studying modern and contemporary philosophy, with particular reference to the socio-political sphere. 

Matteo Ciccarelli

Committee member

I study Architectural Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Before going to the Polytechnic, I received a Masters’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale Superiore. I am engaged in studying modern and contemporary philosophy, with particular reference to the socio-political sphere. 

I am a PhD candidate in History of Political Thought at the Queen Mary University of London. I graduated in Contemporary History at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa. My study interests include the South of Italy and the British Empire in the Mediterranean. I collaborate with ‘Pandora. Journal of theory and politics’. In 2011 I was awarded the distinction of ‘Alfiere della Repubblica’.

Giuseppe Grieco

Committee member

I am a PhD candidate in History of Political Thought at the Queen Mary University of London. I graduated in Contemporary History at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa. My study interests include the South of Italy and the British Empire in the Mediterranean. I collaborate with ‘Pandora. Journal of theory and politics’. In 2011 I was awarded the distinction of ‘Alfiere della Repubblica’.

I am a student of Economic and Social Sciences at the Bocconi University in Milan. I graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo. I write for the journal ‘Quadrante Futuro’ of the ‘Luigi Einaudi’ Research Centre and for Lavoce.info. Since 2017 I have also been Visiting Student at the IGIER (Bocconi) Research Centre, where I am primarily engaged with labour economics.

Ivan Lagrosa

Secretary

I am a student of Economic and Social Sciences at the Bocconi University in Milan. I graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo. I write for the journal ‘Quadrante Futuro’ of the ‘Luigi Einaudi’ Research Centre and for Lavoce.info. Since 2017 I have also been Visiting Student at the IGIER (Bocconi) Research Centre, where I am primarily engaged with labour economics.

I graduated in Medicine at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, where I was also a student of the College of the Cavalieri del Lavoro ‘Lamaro-Pozzani’. I am an editor of the magazine ‘Panorama per i Giovani’, published by the National Federation of the Cavalieri del Lavoro. In last years, I have done some internship abroad: in 2015, in collaboration with the Medical University of Lublin (Poland) and, in 2017, with the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA).

Gianmarco Lugli

Committee member

I graduated in Medicine at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, where I was also a student of the College of the Cavalieri del Lavoro ‘Lamaro-Pozzani’. I am an editor of the magazine ‘Panorama per i Giovani’, published by the National Federation of the Cavalieri del Lavoro. In last years, I have done some internship abroad: in 2015, in collaboration with the Medical University of Lublin (Poland) and, in 2017, with the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA).

I am doing my doctorate in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences at the University of Padua. In 2015, I obtained my diploma at the Galileiana School of Advanced Studies at Padua and a Master’s degree in Humanities at the University of Padua. In my studies, I investigate the representation of the Second World War in the narrative of the first decade of the present century.

Marco Malvestio

Committee member

I am doing my doctorate in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences at the University of Padua. In 2015, I obtained my diploma at the Galileiana School of Advanced Studies at Padua and a Master’s degree in Humanities at the University of Padua. In my studies, I investigate the representation of the Second World War in the narrative of the first decade of the present century.

I am doing my doctorate in Constitutional Law at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, where I was also a student. I graduated in Political Science at the ‘Cesare Alfieri’ School of the University of Florence. I am presently looking at themes pertaining to the form of the Italian government, and also Italian and European constitutional history.

Massimiliano Malvicini

Vice President

I am doing my doctorate in Constitutional Law at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, where I was also a student. I graduated in Political Science at the ‘Cesare Alfieri’ School of the University of Florence. I am presently looking at themes pertaining to the form of the Italian government, and also Italian and European constitutional history.

I am a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Turin. I deal with contemporary European philosophy, in particular French and German, and the relationship between language and image in public discourse. Among my more recent books are Beyond Deconstruction (De Gruyter, 2012) and Filosofie della metafora (Guerini, 2016).

Alberto Martinengo

Scientific Director

I am a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Turin. I deal with contemporary European philosophy, in particular French and German, and the relationship between language and image in public discourse. Among my more recent books are Beyond Deconstruction (De Gruyter, 2012) and Filosofie della metafora (Guerini, 2016).

I study Statistics at ETH Zürich. I graduated in Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. In recent years, I have worked on European-funded research projects for non-profit organisations and research centres (for CERN in Switzerland, and for the National Research Council in Italy). In 2011 I was awarded the distinction of ‘Alfiere della Repubblica’.

Tommaso Portaluri

President

I study Statistics at ETH Zürich. I graduated in Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. In recent years, I have worked on European-funded research projects for non-profit organisations and research centres (for CERN in Switzerland, and for the National Research Council in Italy). In 2011 I was awarded the distinction of ‘Alfiere della Repubblica’.