By admin | marzo 1, 2013
He had obtained his PhD in the History of International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Florence in 2011, discussing a well-documented and innovative doctoral dissertation. Focused on how modernization theories influenced the diplomatic and economic attitudes of the United States towards India from 1947 to 1970, his thesis also explores the impact of US foreign aid in the Indian subcontinent as well as the evolution of India’s agricultural programmes.
During his PhD years and afterwards Matteo conducted research activities on the history, politics and economics of India especially in the Sixties. He built an extensive experience in a number of European and US archives. A brilliant and reliable scholar, he also demonstrated his excellent skills in academic activities, organizing conferences and networks around his scientific interests.
A member of the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies and of the Italian unit of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, he collaborated with the Chairs of History of International Relations at the Universities of Florence and Urbino. In 2010 he had received a short-term grant for a semester at Syracuse University.
His compassionate personality and his smile will remain with us.