Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, of the University of Bologna, Italy
Expertise: International History of the Middle East and North Africa with a special focus on the interplay between diplomacy, economics and patterns of development Correspondence eMail : email@example.com
Short biographical note
Massimiliano Trentin is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, of the University of Bologna, Italy. He works on the International History of the Middle East and North Africa with a special focus on the interplay between diplomacy, economics and patterns of development. His Ph.D thesis, Which kind of modernity for Syria? The construction of the Ba’thist regime under the shadow of the Berlin Wall (University of Florence, 2008), dealt with the influence of economic and institutional development models of East and West Germany on Syria in the Sixties and early Seventies of the XX century. His monographs, Engineers of Modern Development: East German Experts in Ba’thist Syria, 1965-1972, La Guerra fredda tedesca in Siria. Diplomazia, politica ed economia, 1963-1970 (Cleup, 2010 and 2015) and editions, like The Middle East and the Cold War. Between Security and Development (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) focus on the critical conjuncture between Cold War interventions and patters of development in the postcolonial Middle East. He published articles in journals, such as Diplomatic History, Cold War History, Foro Internacional, Phoenix in Domo Foscari, The International Spectator, and several essays in volumes for Italian and foreign editors (IB Tauris, Lynne Rienner, Peter Lang, Cahiers Irice, Bruno Mondadori, Marsilio, Franco Angeli).
MA in Mediterranean Studies