New York Graduate Plan Online Professor on the Permanent Observer for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) to the United Nations
Dr. Tommasoli holds a doctorat (PhD) in anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 1998). He has been IDEA’s Director of Operation in Stockholm and Head of the Good Governance and Conflict Prevention Unit in the Development Cooperation Directorate at the OECD in Paris. He previously worked at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at UNESCO in Addis Ababa. Dr. Tommasoli lectures at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York. Visiting scholar at the LUISS University in Rome, he has lectured at the UN System Staff College in Turin and at the Universities of Bergamo, Chieti, Milan, Pisa, and Rome. He has fieldwork experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania), Latin America (Colombia) and the Russian Federation. Author of books, essays and articles on participatory development, aid evaluation and conflict and resettlement policies. His publications include: Democracy and the Pillars of UN Work (Stockholm 2014); Nel nome dello sviluppo (Rome 2013); Politiche di cooperazione internazionale (Rome 2013); Sviluppo partecipativo (Rome 2001; Spanish edition, Madrid 2003; French edition, Paris 2004).