Lucio Caracciolo is Head of Geopolitics at Macrogeo. He has been editor-in-chief of Limes, the Italian Review of Geopolitics, since 1993 and of Heartland, the Eurasian Geopolitical Review, since 2000. He is also a member ofthe Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Strategic Committee and of the Independent Commission on Terrorism and Radicalization, sponsored by the Italian Government. He co-chairs the Italian-Swiss Forum, an annual gathering attended by political, cultural and economic élites from both countries. As editor of Limes, he has organized similar top conferences with France and Turkey.
He regularly writes columns on international affairs for the leading Italian newspaper la Repubblica, of which he was Chief Political Correspondent, and publishes articles on contemporary history and geopolitics in international academic reviews. He has published six books and many academic essays, particularly centred on Germany, on the beginning of the Cold War, and on European and international affairs. In 1992 he co-wrote a dialogue on Europe with Ralf Dahrendorf, François Furet and Bronisław Geremek, which was translated into many languages. He has also written controversial books and essays on the prospects of the euro and on the crisis of the European Union, three of these with former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
Lucio Caracciolo graduated from La Sapienza University in 1984 with a degree in philosophy. He has participated in research programmes at the Freie Universität in Berlin and at Mannheim University. He is currently professor of Strategic Studies at the Luiss-Guido Carli University in Rome and of Geopolitics at theSan Raffaele University in Milan. He holds seminars and conferences on geopolitical issues at various European, American and Asian universities and think tanks.