Dopo la Laurea con lode in Diritto Internazionale conseguita nel 1988 alla facoltà di Scienze Politiche “Cesare Alfieri” di Firenze, ha lavorato in un Centro Studi e svolto due mandati amministrativi nel Comune di Firenze.
Dal 1996 al 2015 è stato membro del Parlamento Italiano (1996/2004 e 2008/2015) ed Europeo (2004/2008). Durante l’esperienza nazionale è stato membro della Commissione Affari Costituzionali, di quella Affari Comunitari e della Commissione Esteri. A Bruxelles si è invece occupato di Affari Economici e Monetari, e di Affari Esteri. È stato Presidente della Delegazione Unione Europea-Sud Africa e membro della Delegazione Italiana presso l’OSCE svolgendo numerose esperienze di monitoraggio nelle democrazie in transizione.
Vice Ministro degli Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale dal 2013 al 2015, si è dimesso dalla posizione al Governo e in Parlamento, entrando in Eni nel luglio 2015, dove ha assunto il ruolo di Senior Vice President occupandosi di Strategic Analysis for Business Development Support. Nell’aprile 2017 viene nominato Executive Vice President International Affairs di Eni.
Ha svolto attività di docenza presso l’Università di Firenze, l’Overseas Studies Program della Stanford University e altre università straniere. Ha collaborato inoltre con think tank europei e americani specializzati in relazioni internazionali. Fra le altre cose, è membro del Council di Chatham house, membro del board dello European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) e dell’Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), membro del comitato editoriale di WE – World of Energy e del comitato scientifico di EastWest.
È Vice Chairman di OME (Observatoire Mediterranéen de l’Energie) e membro della Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation di IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency).
Giornalista pubblicista, ha scritto di politica internazionale per alcuni quotidiani italiani e riviste specializzate, fra le quali Limes. E’ autore di varie pubblicazioni: il suo ultimo libro, “Il nuovo sogno arabo – Dopo le rivoluzioni”, edito da Feltrinelli nel 2012, ha analizzato l’origine e gli scenari delle “primavere arabe” e il loro impatto nella geo-politica del Nord Africa e del Medio Oriente.
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