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Vittorio Felci

Researcher

Vittorio Felci graduated in Political Science (2005) and obtained a second-level Master degree in Middle East Studies at the University of Urbino “Carlo Bo,” Italy (2007). He earned a Ph.D in History of International Relations from the University of Florence, Italy (2011), with a dissertation on American-Iranian and Anglo-Iranian relations in the Cold War period. He was later a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History of the University of Szeged, Hungary (2011-2013), where he expanded his previous research into a broader project which looked at the development of Iran's nuclear program through its connections with the West. He has been at Lund University since 2014, where he has blended his experience as an historian with his political science background, establishing a scientific and methodological approach that has allowed him to publish extensively on the elements of continuity and change in the interaction between the West and the Middle East.  

More recently, Felci´s research area expanded beyond the Middle East region with the publication, in March 2017, of an edited volume on American-Indian relations between 1947 and 1970. The book, which drew on the work of India expert Matteo Rossini and saw the participation of prominent historians, gives specific attention to the American economic assistance program to Delhi, and draws on a variety of archival sources from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Archives, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Security Archive.

Publications

Books (1)
  • Felci, V. (2011). Gli Stati Uniti, la Gran Bretagna e il processo di liberalizzazione iraniano, 1975-1977. Dissertation.
Editorships (1)
  • Felci, V. (2017). (Ed.) Diplomazia e sviluppo: le relazioni tra Stati Uniti e India, 1947-1970. LineaEdizioni.
Articles (6)
  • Felci, V. (2017). A cumulative image problem': Human Rights and American- Iranian Relations in the Seventies. Nidaba: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle East Studies, 2.
  • Felci, V. (2017). Rouhani's Second Mandate: What to Expect?. e-International Relations (e-IR).
  • Felci, V. (2016). Beyond the NPT: The Evolution of the U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy and the Nuclearization of Iran in the 1970s. Etudes sur la région méditerranéenne.
  • Felci, V. (2015). Start spreading the news. How the Iranian media reports on the nuclear deal. Foreign affairs.
  • Felci, V. (2013). L‘impact du mouvement pour les droits de l‘homme sur les relations entre les Etats Unis et l‘Iran, 1973-1977. Cinq continents.
  • Felci, V. (2010). Il ruolo dell‘Iran nella strategia anglo-americana nel Golfo: gli anni della Grande Distensione. Rivista di Studi Urbinati.
Book chapters (1)
  • Felci, V. (2012). The Saudi-Iranian Competition in Yemen. After the Yemeni Spring. A Survey on the Transition. Mimesis edizioni.
Conference contributions (10)
  • Felci, V. (2016). The Iran nuclear deal: implications and future challenges.
  • Felci, V. (2015). Beyond the NPT: The Evolution of the U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy and the Nuclearization of Iran in the1970s.
  • Felci, V. (2015). Iran and Europe perspectives on the regional developments in the Middle East.
  • Felci, V. (2015). Is there a European joint policy towards the Middle East?.
  • Felci, V. (2014). Western Europe and the origins of the Iranian nuclear program.
  • Felci, V. (2013). Twin pillars policy and non-proliferation: The United States and the FRG-Iran nuclear agreement.
  • Felci, V. (2012). Challenging the realpolitik: the impact of human rights on American- Iranian relations, 1973-1977.
  • Felci, V. (2012). Fighting the Cold War in Lebanon: the 1958 and 1969 crises from the American Perspective.
  • Felci, V. (2012). Twin Pillars policy e non proliferazione: gli Stati Uniti e l‟accordo di cooperazione nucleare RFT-Iran, 1974-1976.
  • Felci, V. (2011). L‟impact du mouvement pour le droits de l‟homme sur les relations entre les États Unis et l‟Iran aux années 1970.
Reports (3)
  • Felci, V. (2017). Report of Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies' Visit to Hungary, 25-26 May 2017. Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Felci, V. (2016). Report of Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies Mission to the Islamic Republic of Iran, 26-30 December 2015. Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Felci, V. (2007). The Italian Investments Trend in Tunisia. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
Working papers (1)
  • Felci, V. (2016). The Business Environment in the Middle East.
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (6)

Teaching experience

Democracy, Dictatorship and Human Rights in the Middle East', MA in Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies 

'Formation of Middle Eastern Modernities', MA in Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies 

'War, Peace and Security in the Middle East', MA in Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies 

'Key Methods in Middle Eastern Studies Research', MA in Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies 

'International History', BA in Political Science, Urbino University Faculty of Political Science 

'Cold War History', BA in History, Szeged University Department of History and Mediterranean Studies 

‘History of European Unification, Enlargement and Citizenship’, Jean Monnet Workshop, University of Florence, Faculty of Political Science  

‘History of International Relations’, University of Florence, Faculty of Political Science 

‘History of International Relations’, University of Urbino, Faculty of Political Science

Contact

vittorio.felcicme.luse

Keywords

West and Iran; Nuclear Program; International Relations