Riccardo Nanni is a PhD candidate in Political and Social Sciences (field: International Relations) at the University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”. His research interest is on China’s influence in Global Internet Governance. After getting an MA in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padova, he worked for four months at the Italian Helpline against Human Trafficking, then for one year at Centro Veneto Progetti Donna, the civil society organisation running the four anti-violence centres of the Province of Padova.Before starting his PhD, he was selected for a traineeship at the Political Section of the Delegation of the European Union to China. In this context, he engaged in researching and analysing data and information on human rights laws, policies, and situations in China.
Finally, he plays bass guitar and is an activist in Amnesty International, carrying out human rights education sessions for primary and secondary school pupils.