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Marco Rimanelli, Ph.D.

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    Marco Rimanelli, Ph.D.

    Full Professor of Political Sciences & International Studies Full Professor of Political Sciences & International StudiesMarco Rimanelli, Ph.D., is an international scholar who received the Saint Leo University 25 Years Service Award (among others) and is: Full Professor of Political Sciences and International Studies in the Social Sciences Department; Editor of Florida Political Chronicle (2012-now, 1993-1999), scholarly journal of Florida's Political Sciences Association; and 2013-2014 Fulbright-Schuman Chair on NATO-E.U.-U.S. at E.U. Graduate College of Europe-Bruges, Belgium (annual Sabbatical), helping create their M.A. in TransAtlantic Studies. Born in Rome, Italy, he is Trilingual: Italian-French-English.At Saint Leo University, he also served as: Director International Studies B.A. Program (1993-2012); Director Center of InterAmerican & World Studies (2000-2004); Chair Faculty Colloquium (2005-2008); and 3 times Faculty-Marshall at Commencements. Previously, he worked twice in the U.S. government in Washington D.C. as Scholar-in-Residence/Senior Analyst on NATO-Europe-Russia (Top Secret) at the C.I.A.-Directorate of Analysis (1999-2001) and U.S. State Department-Arms Control (1990-1992), both times as the only scholar asked to stay a second year. He also was awarded the 2004-2005 U.S. Fellowship at France's War College/IHEDN, Paris (annual Sabbatical).He holds 6 degrees and since 2006 is Keynote Speaker yearly at international conferences. He published over 40 essays, two policy articles on Newsweek (2016) and The Hill (2017), interviewed by the New York Times (2014), and 7 books (two at 1,000 pages each) including: NATO and International Security Organizations (Rowman-Littlefield, 2008).


    • B.A./M.A. (1980) Political Sciences at University “Sapienza” Rome-1, Italy
    • International Diploma (1981) European Affairs at Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe in Bologna, Italy
    • M.A. (1982) U.S. Foreign Policy & International Security at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Washington D.C.
    • Ph.D. (1990) U.S.-International Security & European Affairs at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Washington D.C.
    • Graduate Certificate (2001) Laws of War at Sherman Kent School of Intelligence Analysis & Judge Advocate General, McLean, VA.
    • Graduate Certificate (2013) Criminal-Justice Management & Terrorism at Saint Leo University, Florida

    Courses Taught

    • POL-110
    • HTY-123
    • HTY-124
    • POL/HTY-224
    • POL-295
    • POL-323
    • POL-324
    • POL/HTY-300
    • POL-332
    • POL/ECO-334
    • POL/HTY-395
    • POL/HTY-400
    • POL/HTY-422
    • POL/HTY-426
    • POL-428