Based in Torino (Italy), T.wai offers a dynamic environment for researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and cultural milieu to work in close cooperation. The Institute takes part in the international conversation on the critical global, regional and country-specific challenges of our age by promoting informed debate and influential ideas through seminars, academic lectures, web tools and joint initiatives with the media.
T.wai regularly hosts speakers from around the world for a rich programme of events and conferences, often in parnership with the local University of Torino. The Institute is also home to the monthly papers OrizzonteCina and IndiaIndie, among Italy’s leading publications on the politics, economics and international relations of contemporary China and India.
T.wai maintains substantial partnerships with a number of high-profile academic departments, research centres and individual researchers throughout the world, including the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Mario Einaudi Center at Cornell University, SIPRI, the Chinese Institute for Contemporary International Relations, the East Asian Institute (National University of Singapore) and CM2S (Centre Marocain des Sciences Sociales). The Institute does seek financial support from other organizations in order to carry out its broad research programme.
ResearchResearch is structured around three areas:
1) Emerging Actors, with special attention devoted to China and India
2) Europe and the Maghreb, international order and the theory of global politics
3) Security studies, with a focus on new approaches to security and the privatization of violence