On 30 May 2019 Massimo Tommasoli was invited by the Middle East Directions Programme at the EUI for a roundtable discussion on Democracy and the 20130 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The debate was based on Mr Tommasoli’s presentation on the analysis of some Voluntary National Reviews submitted to the High Level Political Forum since 2016, as well as data drawn from International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy report and indices.
Massimo Tommasoli, Permanent Observer for International IDEA, United Nations (New York). Dr. Tommasoli holds a PhD in social anthropology from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. He worked in the field of aid and development at the OECD/Development Assistance Committee in Paris; at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation in Rome; and at UNESCO in Addis Ababa. He is a visiting scholar at the LUISS University in Rome, and he has lectured at various Italian Universities and the UN System Staff College in Turin. He has fieldwork experience in Colombia, the Horn of Africa, and the Russian Federation. His publications include: Nel nome dello sviluppo; Politiche di cooperazione internazionale; Democracy and the Pillars of UN Work; and El desarrollo participativo: Análisis sociales y lógicas de planificación.