Dr. Serena Simoni, Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science at Samford University, will be discussing, "Is the Neapolitan Camorra Exploiting Globalization? National and International Threats"
When? Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:00pm
Where? Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh Hall
About Dr. Simoni
Dr. Simoni holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC). A native of Italy, she has a B.A. in Political Science -International Relations concentration- from Universitá degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza and an M.A. in Political Science from California State University Long Beach. Her teaching and research interests include International Relations, International Security, Transatlantic Relations, International Organization and Foreign Policy. She is currently under contract with Routledge Press to write a book on Transatlantic Relations, identity and national security policies.
Dr. Simoni is also researching a second manuscript on trans-border criminality and human security. She has worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as an international observer in Albania when in 1996-1997 the country was convulsed by the dramatic rise and collapse of several huge financial pyramid schemes. With the end of hostilities in the Balkans, Dr. Simoni joined the OSCE mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republika Srpska with the mandate to assist the country to make the transition to a stable, peaceful, democratic, multi-ethnic and self-sustaining society. Dr. Simoni has been employed by the Italian Department of State as a consultant in Political Affairs. Dr. Simoni is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science at Samford University.