ISDP Welcomes Riccardo Villa as the New Project Coordinator with the Stockholm Korea Center

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ISDP is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Riccardo Villa as the new Project Coordinator at the Stockholm Korea Center. He holds a Master of Arts in Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies from Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Languages, Cultures and Societies, specializing in the Indian Subcontinent and Northeast Asia, from Ca’ Foscari University, Italy. Mr. Villa has had the opportunity to study in both Seoul, South Korea and in Xi’An, China, where he developed his knowledge of Northeast Asian relations, particularly in regard to the Korean Peninsula. His security policy background compliments a research portfolio which includes peace theory and geopolitics, humanitarian and development assistance, as well as human trafficking issues.

“I am extremely delighted to join ISDP given its dedication to cross-disciplinary and pragmatic analysis of international affairs and its aim to contribute to sustainable and peaceful development. As Project Coordinator, Editor, and Researcher for the Korea Center, I am eager to contribute to providing a more holistic approach to its work. I hope to build a deeper analysis and awareness of the Korean Peninsula and its impact on issues such as security, peacebuilding, and denuclearization. I look forward to being a part of the team, and to contribute towards expanding a platform for constructive dialogue and exchange between an array of stakeholders.”