Giampiero Giacomello is currently assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Politics, Institutions and History at Bologna University. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of Padua and earned an M.A. in International Affairs in 1989 at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies with a thesis on "The Defensive Defense: An Alternative for NATO?". In 2001 he received his Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, with a thesis entitled, "A Digital Challenge? National Governments and the Control of the Internet." In 2004 he was a postdoctoral associate with the Peace Studies Program at Cornell University, funded by the program’s grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
His research interests include strategic studies, foreign policy analysis and European studies. His articles on these topics have appeared in International Political Science Review, European Security, and several other refereed journals. He is the co-editor (with Johan Eriksson) of International Relations and Security in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2006) and author of National Governments and Control of the Internet (Routledge, 2005).