Matteo Legrenzi

Matteo Legrenzi

Matteo Legrenzi is Associate Professor and Chair in International Relations and Gulf Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He holds a D.Phil. in International Relations and an M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony's College, Oxford University, where he remains a visiting academic. In Oxford he is also Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies of the Department of Politics and International Relations. He is President of the Italian Middle East Studies Association (SeSaMO). He studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo. He has published several scholarly articles on the GCC and on the international politics of the Gulf as well as writing a column on Middle East Politics for the Italian journal "Il Mulino". He wrote two monographs "The GCC and the International Relations of the Gulf: Diplomacy, Security and Economic Coordination in a Changing Middle East" for I.B. Tauris and "Cognitive Analysis of Decisionmaking: The Case of Israel in the October 1973 Conflict" for Vita e Pensiero (Milan Catholic University Press). He also edited three volumes "Beyond Regionalism? Regional Cooperation, Regionalism and Regionalization in the Middle East" and "Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf: Oil, Finance and Institutions" for Ashgate Publishers and "Gulf Security: Legacies of the Past, Prospects for the future" for Routledge. Before returning to Venice, his hometown, he taught in Oxford, Ottawa and Seoul winning the Capital Educators' Award in 2009 in Canada. He deals with international relations and comparative government of the Middle East, in particular the political economy, regionalism and security of the Arab monarchies of the Gulf, and the Northeast Asia security complex.

Email : matteo.legrenzi@uottawa.ca
  • Adjunct Professor

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  • D. Phil., International Relations, Oxford University, Oxford, 2007
  • Laurea, Scienze Politiche, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, 1998
  • M.Phil., Modern Middle Eastern Studies, Oxford University, Oxford, 1997
  • B.A., Politics of the Middle East, Brandeis University, Waltham, 1995

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  • Conflicts and security architectures
  • Gulf monarchies
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
  • Regionalism and Regionalization
  • WMD proliferation in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula