Rimanelli, Marco

Title: Full Professor in political Science & International Studies

Department: Social Studies

Phone: 352-588-8277

Email: marco.rimanelli@saintleo.edu


  • Ph.D. (1990), in U.S.--International Security & European Affairs (triple Major), at Johns Hopkins University--Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C. Ph.D. Dissertation (2 vols.): “Least of the Powers”: Italy's Foreign, Security and Naval Strategy in a Quest for Mediterranean Pre-eminence, 1861-1990, p.940, published in 1997.
  • Graduate Certificate (2013), in Criminal-Justice Management & Terrorism, at Saint Leo University, Criminal Justice, Florida.
  • Certificate (2001), in Laws of War, at Sherman Kent School of Intelligence Analysis & Judge Advocate General, McLean, VA.
  • West Point Military Strategy & ROTC Instructor Diploma (1994), in Military Strategy, at West Point U.S. Military Academy, New York.
  • M.A. (1982), in U.S. Foreign Policy & International Security, at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Washington, D.C. M.A. Thesis: “U.S. Foreign Policy towards Southern Africa, 1961-1982” published in Rivista Studi Politici Internazionali (Firenze, Italy), n.198 (April June 1983): p.253-287.
  • Diploma of International Studies (1981), in European Affairs at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe Bologna Center, Italy. Diploma Thesis: “Italian Terrorism & Society, 1940s-1980s: Roots, Ideologies, Evolution & International Ties”, published in Terrorism: an International Journal (New York) v.12 (1989/90, reprinted 2008), p.249-296.
  • Laurea (B.A./M.A.) Summa cum Laude (1980), Triple-Major in Political Sciences, Economics & International Law, at Universitá Studi Sapienza-Roma, Italy. Laurea Dissertation: Rhodesia's U.D.I. Secession: Politics, Economics, U.N. Sanctions & Security, 1964-1980, p.500, used by Italy’s Foreign Ministry as country-study book on Zimbabwe.


Marco Rimanelli Ph.D., since January 1993 is at Saint Leo University Main Campus as: Full Professor in Political Science & International Studies (Europe, NATO, U.S. Diplomacy), ex-Director International Studies B.A. Program (1993-2012) and ex-Director Center InterAmerican & World Studies (1996-99 & 2001-09). Only U.S. Winner of the 2013-2014 Fulbright-Schuman Chair Award on U.S.-E.U.-NATO at E.U. graduate College of Europe in Belgium (joint-affiliations to Johns Hopkins University-Bologna in Italy, American University-Paris in France, John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and NATO). He is Editor of Florida Political Chronicle, scholarly journal of Florida’s Political Science Association; in 2004-2005 was U.S. Fellow on E.U.-NATO at France’s War College/Institut Hautes Études de Défense Nationale, Paris; and worked twice in the U.S. government as Scholar-in-Residence on NATO-Europe at U.S. Inter-Agency (CIA, State Department & Pentagon, 1999-2001) and on U.S./NATO-USSR/Russian nuclear arms control at State Department/Arms Control & Disarmament Agency (1990-92). He holds 7 degrees and published 8 books.

Community Affiliation:

  • EDITOR of Florida Political Chronicle, FPSA’s scholarly Journal (2012-current & 1993-1999)
  • Member of COMMITTEE on FOREIGN RELATIONS-Tampa Bay, FL (branch of New York Council on Foreign Relations) (1993-current)
  • Member of FLORIDA CONFERENCE of HISTORIANS (FCH, 1993-current)
  • SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OFFICER of “GUIDE” Association of Global Universities Distance Education (Università G. Marconi), Rome, Italy (1998-current).
  • Member of FOREIGN POLICY
  • Member of SOUVENIR NAPOLEONIEN, Paris & Rome, France & Italy

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Teaching: Undergraduate (campus/on-line COL) & Graduate: International Security; NATO; E.U.; U.N.; Comparative Governments; European Politics; Terrorism; U.S.–European Diplomacy; International Law; International Organizations; Genocide; Developing Nations; Western Civilizations; U.S. National Security; Democracy; Middle-East; International Relations.

Professional Interests:

  • Written 7 books on NATO, U.S.-European Security, International Diplomacy
  • Editor of FLORIDA POLITICAL CHRONICLE, Scholarly Journal of Florida Political Science Association
  • Fulbright-Schuman Chair on NATO-E.U.-U.S. (2013-2014)
  • SLU: Full Professor Political Science & International Studies; ex-Director International Studies-B.A. Program; ex-Director Center InterAmerican & World Studies (1996-99 & 2001-09); Co-Chair Faculty Colloquium (2005-08); Developed on-line courses; Advisor students’ Pi-Sigma-Alpha Politics Honor Society & Model U.N.


  • I Published 4 Chapters (1/7th of book) in Hall Gardner & Oleg Kobtzeff eds., Ashgate Research Companion to War: Origins & Prevention (Aldershot, G.B.: Ashgate, March 2012), p.680 http://books.google.it/books?id=7ZiOkzGHCTEC&printsec=frontcover&hl=it#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Marco Rimanelli, NATO & Other International Security Organizations: Historical Dictionary (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow/Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), p.980. https://rowman.com/ISBN/978-0-8108-6263-0 & http://books.google.it/books?id=cU0TMwAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Marco+Rimanelli%22&hl=it&sa=X&ei=J2zRUe60J8WE4gSAooCwDQ&ved=0CFQQ6AEwBA
  • Marco Rimanelli, A to Z of NATO & Other International Security Organizations (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow/Rowman & Littlefield, October 2009), p.850 https://rowman.com/ISBN/978-0-8108-6899-1 & http://books.google.it/books?id=TLaUACsJpYcC&dq=NATO+and+Other+International+Security+Organizations+Historical+Dictionary&hl=it&source=gbs_navlinks_s
  • Marco Rimanelli, NATO Enlargement after 2002: Opportunities and Strategies for a New Administration (Washington, D.C.: National Defense University, June 2001), p.128 (Unclassified limited U.S. Government circulation)
  • Marco Rimanelli, ed., Comparative Democratization and Peaceful Change in Single-Party-Dominant Countries (New York: Palgrave & St. Martin's Press, December 1999), p.450 http://us.macmillan.com/comparativedemocratizationandpeacefulchangeinsinglepartydominantcountri/MarcoRimanelli
  • Marco Rimanelli, ed., Strategic Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War (Tampa, FL: Saint Leo University-Center on Inter-American & World Affairs, December 1998), p.288 http://books.google.it/books?id=mY5tAAAACAAJ&dq=Marco+Rimanelli,+Strategic+Challenges+to+U.S.+Foreign+Policy+in+the+Post-Cold+War&hl=it&sa=X&ei=03XRUcWAHMTMswaI74Bg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA
  • Marco Rimanelli, Italy between Europe & Mediterranean: Diplomacy & Naval Strategy from Unification to NATO, 1800s-2000 (New York: P. Lang, 1997), p.1,100. http://books.google.it/books?id=W4N9QgAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Marco+Rimanelli%22&hl=it&sa=X&ei=J2zRUe60J8WE4gSAooCwDQ&ved=0CFkQ6AEwBQ
  • Marco Rimanelli, ed., 1891 New Orleans Lynching & U.S.-Italian Relations: Diplomacy, Mafia, Immigration (New York: P. Lang, 1992), p.450 http://books.google.it/books?id=4E95AAAAMAAJ&q=inauthor:%22Marco+Rimanelli%22&dq=inauthor:%22Marco+Rimanelli%22&hl=it&sa=X&ei=J2zRUe60J8WE4gSAooCwDQ&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAQ

Honors & Awards:

  • 2013-2014 Fulbright-Schuman Chair Award on Europe-NATO (Research-M.A. Teaching at E.U. College of Europe-Bruges & Johns Hopkins University-Bologna Center);
  • SLU Sabbatical annual Leave to Europe as Fulbright-Schuman Chair Awardee (2013-2014);
  • SLU 20 Years Dedicated Service Award (2013);
  • SLU Annual Recipient Professional Development Funds for conferences/research (1993-2014);
  • SLU 15 Years Dedicated Service Award (2008);
  • SLU Dedicated On-line Teaching Award (2005);
  • French Government Fellowship at French War College/Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale-Paris, 57th IHEDN Session (2004-2005);
  • French War College/IHEDN “TransAtlantic Diplomacy Award” (2005);
  • SLU Sabbatical annual Leave to Europe at French War College (2004-05);
  • SLU Promotion to Full Professor (2004);
  • SLU 10 Years Dedicated Service Award (2003);
  • SLU Exceptional Performance Award by U.S. Inter-Agency on Intelligence (2001);
  • 2 U.S. Government Annual Contracts “Senior Scholar-in-Residence” on NATO/European Affairs (one of 3 U.S. awards) at CIA & U.S. InterAgency (1999-2001);
  • CRISEX-2000 U.S. InterAgency Liaison Award, Pentagon (2000);
  • SLU Leave-of-Absence to work in U.S. Government as “Senior Scholar-in-Residence” (1999-2001);
  • 8 European Summer Research Grants, National Italian-American Foundation (2001-2000, 1998, 1995-93, 1990, 1984);
  • Certificate of Appreciation, European Academy (2000);
  • SLU Distinguished Publishing Award (1998);
  • SLU Five Years Dedicated Service Awards (1998);
  • SLU Tenured in 5 years (1997);
  • Fellow on U.N. Security Council Reforms at IFRI-Institut Français Relations Internationales, Paris, France (Summer 1999);
  • West Point Military Strategy & ROTC Fellowship at West Point U.S. Military Academy, New York (Summer 1994);
  • SLU Outstanding Service Award (1994);
  • SLU Outstanding Performance Award (1994);
  • 2 U.S. Government Annual Contracts “Senior Scholar-in-Residence” on NATO/European Affairs (one of 3 U.S. awards at State Department & Arms Control Agency (1990-92);
  • Research Fellow on E.U.-NATO at think-tank CREST--ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, Paris, France (Summer 1990);
  • Lecturer on European Politics at U.S. Foreign Service Institute--STATE DEPARTMENT, Washington, D.C. (1987-1990)
  • Research Fellow on NATO-Mediterranean Security, think-tank IAI-Istituto Affari Internazionali, Roma, Italy (1985-87);
  • NATO Fellow on International Security, NATO, Brussels, Belgium (1984-1987);
  • Salzburg Global Fellow on U.S.-Soviet & NATO-European Security at Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria (Summer 1984);
  • 5 Full Graduate Scholarships, only student awarded by Johns Hopkins University-SAIS (M.A.-Ph.D.: 1980-1985)

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