Matteo Dian is a Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Department of Social and Political Science. He holds a PhD form the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italian Institute of Human and Social Sciences) in Florence. He held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the European University Institute. His most recent research monograph is New Regional Initiatives in China’s Foreign Policy - The Incoming Pluralism of Global Governance. Basingsoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018 (with Silvia Menegazzi).