World Complexity Science Academy

Governance

Our Board

Andrea Pitasi (Ph.D.)

WCSA President

Honorary Life President of the World Complexity Science Academy since 2011. He is a Tenured Professor of Sociology of Law at D’Annunzio University; Visiting Professor of Law as a Social System, PUCPR, Brazil; Adjunct Professor of Strategic Consulting at the SFAI Business School, Malta. He is also former President of Eurocitizen, owner of the Studio Pitasi Strategic Consulting Firm. Author/co-author of approximately 150 scientific publications appeared in several languages. Nominor of the Inamori Foundation, Kyoto and Member of the Executive Board of SFAI Holding, Malta as Scientific Advisor. He is the theorist and policy modeler of the Systemic Hypercitizenship Program for Supranational Institutions, which is the core of his research, investment, consulting, divulgation, and didactic activities.  He is the Editor in Chief/Co-editor in Chief of  four  book series and Associate editor of  several book series and journals worldwide. He is an Independent Expert for the European Union Commission.

E-mail: pitasigda@gmail.com

Webpage: https://unich-it.academia.edu/AndreaPitasi/-MY-BEST-ACADEMIC-WRITINGS-SELECTION

Emilia Ferone (Ph.D.)

Deputy President

She is a Postdoc Research Fellow at D’Annunzio University and a Qualified Associate Professor in Sociology of Law. She is a founding member of World Complexity Science Academy and has acted as General Manager and Scientific Director for WCSA. Dr. Ferone is also Editor in chief of the book series Political, Legal, and Social Sciences published by Esculapio, Bologna. She is the author of numerous national and international scientific publications; among her research topics are: the evolution of academic system and new forms of citizenship.

E-mail: emiliaferone@gmail.com

György Csepeli (Ph.D.)

Vice-President

He is Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, born in 1946 in Budapest. György is a professor of Social Psychology, chair of the Interdisciplinary Social Research Doctoral Program at the Faculty of Social Sciences, ELTE. He is Emeritus Professor of Faculty of Social Sciences of ELTE, Emeritus Professor of University of Miskolc, and Research Fellow of Institute of Advanced Studies at Kőszeg. His field of research is focusing on social psychology of intergroup relations including national identity, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and anti-Roma sentiments. His research interests have recently turned toward the relationship between the internet and the society. He has taught at various American universities (Oregon State, UCLA, Michigan State, New School for Social Research, Montclair State) and he has participated in a number of FP7 projects such as LightOn, EU inDepth. He is former president of the Hungarian Sociological Association.

E-mail: csepeli.gyorgy@gmail.com

Vincenzo Fortunato (Ph.D.)

Vice-President

He is an Associate Professor in Labour sociology at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Calabria. PhD in Sociology (Science, Technology and Society) and MA in European Industrial relations at the Warwick Business School (UK). Among his main experiences abroad as visiting scholar there are: the New York School of Industrial Relation, Cornell University; the University of California San Diego; the University of Bath (UK). Since 2016, Vincenzo is coordinator of the Joint Committee for the Degree courses in Administration Sciences (L-16) and Public Administrations Sciences (LM-63), Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Calabria and Head of the Observatory on “Labour and welfare”. He is also member of the Scientific Committee of the School of High Studies on Public Administrations (SSSAP), Unical. His main research interests concern industrial relations with particular attention to FCA and the automotive industry as a whole, human resource management, labour organisation, welfare and international social policies, local development, and governance.

E-mail: vincenzo.fortunato@unical.it

Alfredo Spilzinger (Ph.D.)

Vice-President

He is President of Santa Fe Associates International (SFAI), a network of consultants with 225 offices throughout the world. He was awarded as Lord of Brownsel by the British Empire for his investigations on the Templars and the Financial Institutions. Spilzinger was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated in the University of Buenos Aires as doctor in Economic Sciences, Master in Economics and Chartered Accountant. In the USA, he continued his studies and was awarded with a Ph.D in Philosophy, a Ph.D. in Sociology, and a Ph.D. in Administration. He also obtained post degrees in Finances in the UK, in Governmental Policies in Italy and a Certified Fraud Examiner in the USA.

E-mail: alfredo@sfai.eu

Sara Petroccia (Ph.D.)

Vice-President

She is a postdoc research fellow at D’Annunzio University. She is focused on the promotion of the dialogue and the synergies among public institutions and social non-profit organizations to let them provide a more friendly policymaking for the scientific world community. Previously, Sara has collaborated with the prestigious Lee Iacocca Foundation as Project Manager and Partner in several of the programs based at Lehigh University, PA – USA since 2011. Sara is now beginning a new editorial project as President of Eurocitizen, a non-profit association focused on the promotion of European identity and citizenship policy. Her current interests include Global Citizenship, Globalization, Lawmaking and Policymaking, and topics bearing upon the European Union (EU). E-mail: sarapetroccia@gmail.com  Webpage:  about.me/SaraPetroccia

Natália Brasil Dib (Ph.D. Candidate)

Vice-President

She is a Ph.D. candidate in Economic and Socio-environmental Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil, partially financed by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – Brasil (CAPES) – Finance Code 001. She has a Master’s degree in Economic and Socioenvironmental Law from PUCPR, Brazil. She is also a researcher for the Brazilian Institute of Procedure and Tax Procedure – IBPT. In 2018, Natalia was awarded with the WCSA Best Junior Scholar prize.

E-mail: nataliabrasildib@gmail.com

André Folloni (Ph.D.)

Vice-President and Scientific Director

He is a Full Professor and the Law School Dean of the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil. Andre Folloni has been a WCSA member since 2013, and has acted as Chief Communications Officer. He worked for 20 years as a tax lawyer and business consultant and is currently a professor fully dedicated to scientific research and University management. He has a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Law, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and another in Philosophy. And, Folloni has worked, published, and taught on Tax Law, complexity theory, and development theory.

E-mail: folloni.andre@pucpr.br

Roberta Iannone (Ph.D.)

Vice-Scientific Director

She is a Tenured Associate Professor (National Academic Qualification as Full Professor) of General Sociology and Sociology of modern and contemporary processes for the Scientific Disciplinary Sector SPS/07 at the Department of Political Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome. She is the Delegate of the Rector Sapienza University for Merchandising and the  Editor in Chief  of the “Rivista trimestrale di Scienza dell’Amministrazione. Studi di teoria e ricerca sociale”.

E-mail: roberta.iannone@uniroma1.it

Massimiliano Ruzzeddu (Ph.D.)

Vice-Scientific Director and Chief Communications Officer

He is a Tenured Researcher in Sociology at University Niccolò Cusano.  He is also co- Editor in Chief of the WCSA Book Series – Cambridge Scholars Publishing – and Associate Editor of the journal System Research and Behavioral Science (Wiley). He authored several scientific works in Epistemology of Social Science and Social Theory. Among his most recent works, he edited, together with prof. Andrea Millefiorini  the book Between Rationality and Irrationality, L’Harmattan Paris.

E-mail: mruzzed@hotmail.com

Edit Fabó (Ph.D.)

Vice-Scientific Director

She began her career as a qualified librarian and Hungarian language teacher in 1987. Therefore, she has a great experience in the field of librarianship at the University Library of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. Her university studies were enriched with a degree in management (1998) and sociology (2000). Later, she gained a doctoral degree in the field of cultural history (2009). She entered into the Hungarian Sociological Association (2010) and became a founding member of the Section of Family Sociology (2011). Meanwhile, she was admitted into the Public Association of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2011) as well. She joined the World Complexity Science Academy in 2012. Fabó became a member of the Editorial Board of WCSA Book Series published by Cambridge Scholar Publishing in 2014. Then she was delegated to the Editorial Board of Central European Political Science Review in 2018. Her main research fields are the complexity of society, science management, and the history of the celebration of historical anniversaries.

E-mail address: dr.fabo.edit@gmail.com 

Giovana Portolese (Ph.D.)

Vice-Scientific Director

She works as a Tax Analyst to the Brazilian Federal Tax and Customs Administration. Giovana has working experience in Brussels with the European Commission and in Geneva with the Mission of Brazil to the World Trade Organization. She followed a postdoctoral research program in the framework of the GLOBTAXGOV project at Leiden University’s Institute for Tax Law and Economics. Giovana is also an independent researcher at Instituto de Direito Tributário Brasileiro (IBDT) in São Paulo, Brazil and is involved in research projects on Transfer Pricing and CFC regulations. She is interested in approaching international and European Union taxation issues under the perspective of complex systems theory.

E-mail: giovana.portolese@gmail.com

 

Sinan Mihelčič 

Vice-Scientific Director

Born in 1983 in Ljubljana. Graduated at faculty of architecture in Ljubljana in 2013. Currently living between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Brussels, Belgium. Employed at university of Ljubljana, faculty of architecture, department of urbanism as an assistant, teach urban design class, urbanism studio, and architecture studio. Currently in the PhD study, where he is doing a research of connections between small urban interventions and establishing an environment to support circular economy transition. Constantly involved in different research and professional projects on the field of urbanism, public participation, creative urban strategies, complexity science and architecture construction.

contact: sinan.mihelcic@fa.uni-lj.si

linkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinanmihelcic/

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