PhD Political Science (Science Po, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne) and History (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
MA International Studies in Philanthropy, University degli Studi di Bologna
MA Political Science, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Dr. Bortolazzi joined the American University in Dubai in January 2016. Before joining AUD, he worked at the University of Bologna as Associate Researcher and Assistant Professor at the History, Anthropology and Cultures Department and as coordinator of the Philanthropy and Social Innovation Research Centre (PHaSI, University of Bologna) for several years. He has also worked as associate editor of the academic journal “Giving - Thematic Issues in Philanthropy and Social Innovation” for five years. He has conducted several lectures and seminars at the University of Bologna and at other international academic institutions. Dr. Bortolazzi has also been a visiting scholar and researcher in numerous universities (University of Bath, UK; Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Beirut Arab University, Lebanese American University).
Dr. Bortolazzi’s research interests mainly focus on political development in the MENA region, international relations, political theory, international terrorism and homeland security, philanthropy, civil society and social/political movements in the Arab/Islamic world and in comparative perspective.
Dr. Bortolazzi teaches courses in Political Science and International Relations, International Diplomacy, Politics in the Middle East and Geopolitics.
De-Orientalizing the Arab Spring, Bonomo University Press [edited volume] (2020).
[forthcoming] Civil Society and Social Capital in North Africa in 2 nd edition of International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, edited by Regina A. List, Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler, Springer.
[forthcoming] From ‘Brain Drain’ to ‘Capital Gain’ Skilled Indian Migration in the United Arab Emirates in A. M. Bouzas & L. Casini, Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space: Political, Cultural and Social Dimensions. New York & Oxford: Berghan Books (Mobility Studies) [book chapter].
Management Context: Middle East & Northern Africa, in S. Topler and H. Anheiner (eds.) (2019), Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Management [book chapter].