Ilaria Carrozza

Senior Researcher

Research Interests

I am a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), where I currently work on artificial intelligence as a frontier of US-China competition; the ethics of algorithms; dual-use technology; and the security assistance provided to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. My broader research interests include Chinese foreign policy, China’s engagement in Africa and Asia, the Belt and Road Initiative, the Digital Silk Road, development cooperation, and South-South cooperation. Prior to joining PRIO, I was the editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Vol. 45, and I worked as a consultant at the UNESCAP in Bangkok, where I led a project on sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. I have a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.


​Languages spoken:

Italian (native); English; Spanish; Chinese (fluent); Norwegian (intermediate); Portuguese; French (basic)

Work experience:

2020-: Senior Researcher

2019-2020: Project Coordinator, PRIO, Oslo

2016-2017: Associate Editor, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, London

2015-2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant, LSE, London

2015-2016: Editor & Director, Millennium: Journal of International Studies

2014-2015: Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

2014-2015: Research Coordinator, LSE Africa Summit, London

Academic Visitorships:

2017, School of International Studies (SIS), Peking University, Beijing


2014-2019, PhD in International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science

2012-2013, MA in Chinese Studies (major in International Politics), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

2008-2011, BA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Pisa 


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Recent Publications

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Carrozza, Ilaria; Ida Danewid & Evelyn Pauls (2017) Introduction: Racialized Realities in World Politics, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 45(3).

Book Chapter

Carrozza, Ilaria (2019) China’s Multilateral Diplomacy in Africa: Constructing the Security-Development Nexus, in Johanson, Daniel; Jie Li; & Tsunghan Wu, eds, New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World. Bristol, England: E-International Relations Publishing (142–158).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Carrozza, Ilaria (2015) Climate Finance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Trends and Innovative Approaches, Asia-Pacific Development Journal 22(2): 71–102.

Popular Article

Carrozza, Ilaria (2020) Training Armed Forces in Africa: No such thing as a New Cold War, Corriere dell'Italianità, 12 November.
Carrozza, Ilaria (2020) The Global South in Times of Crisis: A China–Africa Relations View, E-International Relations, 14 May.
Carrozza, Ilaria; Thorsten Benner; Vaclav Kopecky; Matej Šimalčík; Lucrezia Poggetti; Virgilio Bisio; Clark Fonda; Maria Adele Carrai & Tim Summers (2019) How Should Europe Handle Relations with China? A ChinaFile Conversation, ChinaFile, 8 April.
Carrozza, Ilaria (2018) Talking the China talk: China’s Africa discourse goes global, Asia Dialogue, 5 October.

PRIO Policy Brief

Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ilaria Carrozza & Nicholas Marsh (2019) Small States’ Security Force Assistance in the Sahel: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges, PRIO Policy Brief, 13. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Carrozza, Ilaria (2018) China’s African Union diplomacy: challenges and prospects for the future, Policy Brief Series. London: LSE Global South Unit.

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