Dr. Eugenio Cusumano

Leiden University, Netherlands
Dr. Eugenio Cusumano

Eugenio Cusumano holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. Before joining Leiden University, he was a lecturer at the Baltic Defence College, a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver and a visiting lecturer at the University of Maastricht.

His research explores the role of domestic factors in shaping state foreign policy, focusing on a comparative analysis of European and US security policies and military operations. His academic interests especially concentrate on the increasing privatization of military and security tasks, its drivers and its political, strategic and ethical implications. Dr Cusumano also worked extensively on the regulation of the private security industry and on transatlantic relations as a member of the Priv-War and TransWorld research projects, both funded by the EU under the 7th Framework Program.


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