Alessandro Aresu is general manager and research fellow at MacroGeo. He is a political and strategic analyst. He recently served as adviser and counsellor at several top Italian government institutions, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. He is a member of the board of directors at the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), where he works particularly on strategy, industrial policy and technology transfer. He has served on several governmental committees such as Foreign Direct Investment, Finance for Growth, sovereign wealth funds and public administration reform.
He has advised parties and members of the Italian European parliaments. He is member of the Scientific Board at Limes, the Italian Review of Geopolitics, where he has published essays on the structure of power in Italy, on the geopolitics of trade and technology, state-market relations and on his lifelong passion, William Shakespeare. He also co-wrote a geopolitical biography of Mario Draghi.
Alessandro Aresu graduated in philosophy of law at Milan University under Guido Rossi, a former chairman of Montedison and Telecom Italia, and worked as his research assistant. He is the author and editor of several books, including Reinhold Niebuhr’s “The Irony of American History” (2012) and a forthcoming book on the global social impact of robotics. He is also a member of the advisory board, the executive board and teaches at the European Policy School, founded in 2015 by former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.