Alessandro Giovanni LAMONICA

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My research interest lies in foreign policy, cultural relations, and cultural diplomacy with emphasis on the role of culture in the external relations of the European Union. I also have an interest in deliberative democracy and participatory practices and methodologies. My current fellowship is carried out in the framework of EuComMeet. The project is financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme and it is leaded by the University of Siena. EUComMeet experiments ways of systematically embedding deliberative practices and institutions in the multilevel system of governance and representation of the European Union.

Docente di riferimento: Pierangelo ISERNIA

Curriculum vitae
Alessandro Giovanni LAMONICA

I am lecturer in Cultural Diplomacy and a Horizon 2020 post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Siena. I have been project manager of EU-funded research projects on cultural relations and cultural diplomacy under the Erasmus+ Programme-Jean Monnet Activities. I am a member of the Consortium Board of the Cultural Relations Platform of the European Commission, a member of ICCRA, the International Cultural Relations Research Alliance, and a fellow of the Centre for the Study of Political Change (CIRCaP). I am editorial assistant of the Working Paper Series in Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the University of Siena and among the organizers of the EUNIC Siena Cultural Relations Forum.



OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday, 10.30 to 11.30, by appointment

CLASS MEETING TIMES: Tuesday (10.15-12.00), Wednesday (8.30-10.15), Thursday (8.30-10.15)

  • Higgott, Richard; Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni. “The role of culture in EU Foreign Policy: Between International Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy”,Økonomi & Politik, 94(4), Special Issue on “Cultural Diplomacy” (2021).
  • Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni; Murray, Andrew. “From practice to concept: paving the way to a theoretical approach to international cultural relations” Working Paper Series in Public and Cultural Diplomacy – University of Siena. No.2, April 2021.
  • Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni. “Towards a renewed Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: The cultural dimension of sustainable development in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic”. IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 202.
  • Foradori, Paolo; Giusti, Serena; Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni (2018) “Reshaping Cultural Heritage Protection Policies at a Time of Securitisation: France, Italy, and the United Kingdom”, The International Spectator, 53:3, 86-101, DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2018.1467161.
  • Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni; Isernia, Pierangelo. “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Cultural Industries in the EU and in the UK: A Perfect Storm.” In Salvador, E., Navarrete, T., Srakar, A. (Eds.) Cultural Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic. A European Focus. Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries series, Routledge (2022)
  • Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni; Hesseling, Bart. “Tracing patterns of evolution in the international protection of cultural heritage: The case of the ALIPH Foundation”. In Isernia, P., Lamonica, A. G. (Eds.) EU International Cultural Relations - Bridging Policy, Practice, and Theory. Palgrave Macmillan (Forthcoming, early 2022)
  • Isernia, P., Lamonica, A. G. (Eds.) EU International Cultural Relations - Bridging Policy, Practice, and Theory. Palgrave Macmillan (Forthcoming, 2022)
  • Isernia, Pierangelo; Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni (October 2020) “The Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Sectors in EU’s Partner Countries: Policy Responses, and their Implications for International Cultural Relations”, Technical Report. The report contains the results of a research conducted in the framework and on the request of the Cultural Relations Platform (EUROPAID/140334/DH/SER/MULTI) to analyse and assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis on international cultural relations (ICR).
  • Lamonica, A., Kirjazovaite, L., Van de Gejuchte, I., Baily, A. and Lewis, R. (c. 2020). EUNIC Knowledge Sharing Workshop: Working in Fragile Contexts Report. EUNIC and British Council. Available at [30/6/2021]
  • Contributor to the report “Elezioni europee 2019: Media, Elettori, Risultati. Le scelte di voto e la copertura mediatica della campagna elettorale per il Parlamento europeo” (June 2019), Joint initiative of: Department of social and political sciences, University of Milan; Department of social, political, and cognitive sciences, University of Siena; Department of cultures, politics, and society, University of Turin.
  • Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni; Angelucci, Davide (October 2018) “Is Interdisciplinarity in the eyes of beholder? A map of Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary Training Programs”, Research Report. The report contains the results of a research conducted between April and September 2018 in the framework of the project “Dipartimento di Eccellenza 2018-2022”, and it was commissioned by the Department of Social, Political, and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena
  • Lamonica, Alessandro Giovanni; Isernia, Pierangelo (November 2016). “Cultural Diplomacy as Discipline and Practice: Concepts, Training, and Skills”, Technical Report. Report prepared under the Partnership Agreement between the University of Siena, Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences, and the European Union National Institutes for Culture / EUNIC Global under the framework of Crossroads for Culture: Enhancing EU Member states transnational and international cooperation, Working Package 1 – Culture Policy Dialogue and Research. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30963.94246