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Francesca Frassineti (Italy)

Francesca Frassineti (Italy) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bologna and an associate research fellow at the Asia Centre of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan. She is also an adjunct professor of History of Contemporary East Asia at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Her work mostly focuses on the domestic, foreign, and security policies of the Korean Peninsula, EU-Korea relations, and public diplomacy in East Asia. She is currently conducting research on South Korea’s security engagement with individual European and NATO member countries amid the changing defense-industrial landscape. In 2022 Francesca was selected as an emerging leader for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) and as a fellow for the Korea Foundation Next Generation Policy Expert Network with Chatham House. She is a member of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE).