Retired Colonel of US Military Police Corps (USA). Specialist in International Security and Comparative Government

COURSE: Governance and Conflict

Professor Vittorfranco Pisano is a specialist in international security issues and comparative government. 

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Fordham University (New York), a Certificate of Political Studies from the University of Paris (France), a Master of Comparative Law from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), and a Doctoral Degree in Juridical Science from the University of Rome (Italy).

A retired US Army Colonel and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, he has served in that rank in politico-military assignments as Senior American Representative and Faculty Advisor with the NATO Defense College; Military Assistant for International Affairs to the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Southern Europe; Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations with the US Army European Theater Army Area Command; and Professor of Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence College – Defense Intelligence Agency.

Professor Pisano is currently Secretary-General of the National Register of Intelligence Analysts, Adjunct Professor of Unconventional Conflict and Terrorism at Università E-Campus, Chairman of the Terrorism Counteraction Committee of the Italian Atlantic Committee, and member of the Committee on Strategic Affairs and Security of the Italian Diplomatic Academy.

He previously served as consultant to the US Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism and reviewer of courses offered by the US Department of State’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program.

He is the author, co-author or editor of ten books and over 200 essays on terrorism and other security and political issues published in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, and South Africa.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit (USA), the Order of Merit of the Republic in the Grade of Knight Commander (Italy), the Silver Medal of National Defense (France), and the Silver Cross of Honor of the Armed Forces (Germany).