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 of the Strategic Committee of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the Independent Commission on Terrorism and Radicalization, promoted by the Italian Government. He co-chairs the Italian-Swiss Forum, an annual gathering of the political, cultural and economic élites of both countries. As editor of Limes, he has organized similar top conferences with France and Turkey.
He regularly pens columns on international affairs for the leading Italian newspaper la Repubblica, of which he was Chief of the Political Desk, and publishes articles on contemporary history and geopolitics in international academic reviews. He published six books and many academic essays, particularly centered 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, translated in many languages. He also wrote controversial books and essays on the prospects of the Euro and on the crisis of the European Union, three of them with Enrico Letta, former Italian Prime Minister.
Lucio Caracciolo graduated at the La Sapienza University in 1984 with a degree in philosophy. He participated in research programs at the Freie Universität in Berlin and at the Mannheim University. He is currently professor of Strategic Studies at the Luiss-Guido Carli University in Rome and of Geopolitics at Università San Raffaele, in Milan. He holds seminars and conferences on geopolitical issues at various European, American and Asian universities and think tanks.