Giacomo Bruni

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • IR Theory 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Norms 
  • Governance
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • China-ASEAN relations
  • China-India relations 
  • International Territorial Disputes 

Giacomo is a Doctoral Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). 

He works on the NORM project, which aims at investigating how China's Digital Silk Road shapes the digital world order and its norms, and the agency that recipient developing countries exercise in response. 

Giacomo's broad research interests pertain to the area of IR Theory, International Security, Science and Technology Studies, and Chinese Foreign Policy. 

Prior to joining PRIO, he was Junior Research Analyst at the Observatories Digital Innovation at the Polytechnic University of Milan and worked as Program and Research Intern at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Giacomo holds a MA in European and International Studies from the University of Trento and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pavia.


2022-: Doctoral Researcher, PRIO.

2022: Junior Research Analyst, Observatories Digital Innovation, Polytechnic University of Milan.

2020: Program and Research Intern, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

2018: Intern, Department of Political and Social Science, University of Pavia.


2022-: PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Oslo

2018-2021: MA in European and International Studies (summa cum laude), University of Trento.

2015-2018: BA in Political Science and International Relations (summa cum laude), University of Pavia.

Exchange agreements:

2019-2020: School of Public Affairs, University of Zhejiang.

2016-2017: Department of Political Science, University of Vienna.


Italian, English, Spanish, German (basic).

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