School of Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy (SERID) – 2022/2023 Edition

The School of Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy (SERID), established at the Faculty of Economics of the University of International Studies of Rome - UNINT starting from the 2022/2023 academic year, offers a training course aimed at understanding and analyzing from the most relevant economic and political dynamics taking shape in the international system.

The course lasts one year (coinciding with the academic year) and begins in October of each year and ends approximately in June of the following year. The educational organization includes a monthly appointment to which is added the initial conference to start the work and the final one.

The SERID teaching proposal focuses on eight teaching themes:

  • geoeconomics and international trade;
  • e-diplomacy and new technologies;
  • intercultural leadership and interreligious dialogue;
  • human rights and gender issues;
  • economic cooperation and multilateralism;
  • energy transition and green economy;
  • global management, corporate diplomacy and lobbying;
  • public diplomacy and integrated promotion of the country system.


For each topic, university professors, business managers, political analysts, diplomats and representatives of the world of communications are invited to intervene to ensure a better representation of the complexity of the international processes underway.

SERID is organized by the Faculty of Economics of the University of International Studies of Rome - UNINT in collaboration with the Study Center and the Research Center "Cooperation with Eurasia, the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa" ​​(CEMAS) of Sapienza University of Rome.

The teaching calendar includes 8 monthly sessions lasting 4 hours starting from 21 October 2022. The meetings are scheduled every third Friday of the month (excluding January 2023), for a total of 16 meetings organized in two appointments for each day: one first lesson from 14pm to 00pm a second lesson from 16pm to 00pm.

21 October 2022
Geoeconomics and economic cooperation

14: 00-16: 00: Simone Nisi – director of Institutional Affairs, Edison SpA  

16: 00-18: 00: Manuela Moschella – associate professor of International Political Economy, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa

18th November 2022
E-diplomacy and new technologies

14: 00-16: 00: Antonio Deruda – SIOI teacher 

16: 00-18: 00: Laura Carpini – Head of the MAECI Cyberspace Policy Unit

16 December 2022
Intercultural leadership and interreligious dialogue

14: 00-16: 00: Lorenzo Savioli – coaching Advisor ENI and International Coaching Federation PCC Coach 

16: 00-18: 00: Andrea Benzo – MAECI Special Envoy for the protection of religious freedom and interreligious dialogue

17 February 2023
Human rights and gender issues

14: 00-16: 00: Ludovica Poli – professor of international law, University of Turin 

16: 00-18: 00: Patrizia Sterpetti – president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Italy

17 March 2023
International trade and economic multilateralism

14: 00-16: 00: Alexander Terzulli – Chief Economist, SACE

24 March 2023
International trade and economic multilateralism

16: 00-18: 00: Fabio Natalucci – Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund 

21 April 2023
Green Economy and energy diplomacy

14: 00-16: 00: Lapo Pistelli – Director Public Affairs, ENI 

16: 00-18: 00: Andrea Pesce – founder, zeroCO2

19 May 2023
Global management, corporate diplomacy and lobbying

14: 00-16: 00: Augusto Rubei – Senior vice president of International Relations, Leonardo Spa 

16: 00-18: 00: Fabio Bistoncini – founder and partner, FB and Associates

16 June 2023
Public diplomacy and integrated promotion of the country system

14: 00-16: 00: Giuliana Del Papa – head of the MAECI Analysis and Programming Unit 

SERID is designed to integrate students' university courses UNINT students belonging to all faculties as well as of students enrolled in similar study curricula in other universities. Given the high specialization of the training offered, however, the School is also aimed at those who, having completed their university studies, intend to delve deeper into technical aspects of international economic and political affairs.

The lessons are delivered in hybrid mode. It is possible to enroll in SERID by opting, therefore, for the in-person mode at the headquarters of the University of International Studies of Rome (Via delle Sette Chiese, 139, 00147 – Rome) or for the remote mode (attending the lessons in live streaming via the UNINT Everywhere platform). However, remote attendance is limited to a maximum of 30% of working days (3 days).

At the end of the School, students will be required to submit a final essay/paper (between eight thousand and fifteen thousand characters including spaces) by 15 July 2023 which delves into one of the topics chosen by the student, among those covered in the eight days of teaching/workshops . Each essay will be subjected to an anonymous refereeing procedure by a commission of teachers, appointed by the UNINT Faculty of Economics on the recommendation of the Scientific Committee of the School. In the event of a positive outcome of the evaluation procedure, the student will receive a final attendance certificate, suitable for obtaining 6 University Training Credits (CFU). For students enrolled in the UNINT Faculty of Economics, the CFU can be recognized as free choice courses or as supernumerary credits. The 8 days and the work on the final paper are equivalent to a total of approximately one hundred and fifty hours of study.

Finally, a selection of the best essays, identified by the Scientific Committee, will be published in a collective volume published by UNINT University Press as part of a specific series dedicated to the School.

For the academic year 2022/2023 the registration deadline has expired.

Participation in SERID is free for UNINT students

For all other categories of participants there is one participation fee equal to 199 euros; in this case the payment must be made to the bank account with IBAN IT38U0100503224000000002874 registered in the name of the University of International Studies of Rome, indicating the following parameters in the payment reason: Name Surname Tax Code and under "Course" SERID.  

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