Francesco Buscemi is a PhD candidate in Political Science, European Studies and International Relations (PEI). He
holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Bologna and a Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies.
His main areas of interest include critical security studies, peace and conflict studies, civil war, arms control, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and the character of armed violence. Before joining the programme, he worked for the Italian Army, the European Union-funded UNDP-operated SEESAC SALW control program in Belgrade, Serbia, and the Brussels-based Flemish Peace Institute where he took part to the EU-funded SAFTE Project (Studying illicit Acquisition of Firearms by Terrorists in Europe). Project title (provisional): Circulation Must Be Defended:
Insurgencies and Conflict Trajectories through the Prism of Arms. Thesis supervisor: Francesco Strazzari (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)