Francesco N. Moro

Francesco N. Moro

Adjunct Professor of International Relations
International Relations
Conflict Management

SAIS Europe


  • Africa
  • Balkans
  • Guatemala
  • South Africa
  • Western Europe
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • French
  • Italian

Background and Education

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna. Adjunct Professor, LUISS Guido Carli and Italian Air Force’s Institute of Military Aeronautical Sciences; Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan Bicocca; Consultant, United Nations Interregional Crime Research Institute; Visiting scholar, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Post-doctoral fellow, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane; Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Florence. Laurea (’03) and PhD (’08), University of Florence; MA, Johns Hopkins SAIS (BC ’04, DC ’06)

Publications: The Transformation of Italian Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective, Adapt, Improvise, Overcome? co-author with F. Coticchia (2015); Il 'buon ribelle'. Organizzazioni armate e violenza sui civili nei conflitti intrastatali (2012); author of articles on collective violence, international intervention, and international political theory published in various sources including Italian Political Science Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Armed Forces and Society, Journal of Peace Research, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

2016-07-18 00:00:00 
Fall 2018 
"Principles and ...
"Principles and Practices of Conflict Management" is a course that aims to introduce key concepts and analytical frameworks for analysing the various phases and facets of inter- and intra-state war and conflict, and to introduce the field of international conflict management to students with diverse backgrounds. It focuses on the prevention, management and resolution of wars and conflict, and aims to give students a rich introduction to both the theory and practice of governing conflict in the international system. The course examines management techniques that may be introduced at various stages of conflict to halt escalation, minimize violence, and to move conflicts towards resolution. This includes an analysis of the prevention of violent conflicts, crisis management, negotiations to terminate violent conflict, the resolution and/or transformation of conflicts, and post conflict peace-building repertoires. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of third parties, such as international institutions, state governments, and NGOs in conflict management.