Giuseppe Sacco

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Giuseppe Sacco
Born Naples, Italy
Nationality Italy Italian
Occupation professor, essayist. company director
Spouse(s) Daniela Colombo
Relatives Concetta "Teta" Sacco (sister) married with it:Francesco Guizzi

Giuseppe Sacco (born 1 August 1938) is a tenured Italian Academic specialised in International Relations, with secondary interests in the fields of International Economic Relations, Industrial and Science and Technology Policy, International Oil, the Environment, and International Migrations. He holds a Diplôme at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of the University of Paris-Sorbonne, as well as a Doctoral Degree in Political Science University of Naples, where he also spent three years in the Department of Engineering. In 1966 he obtained a Fulbright scholarship at Columbia University and, early in his career, he has also been, with a Ford Foundation grant, Visiting Scientist at "Resources for the Future" (Brookings Institution, Washington, DC) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic career[edit]

From 1980 until 2010 Sacco was a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli,[1] where he taught International Relations and World Economic Systems, Development Sociology and International Migrations. During the period 1970-1980 he was in charge as a full professor of Industrial Economics and Policy at the University of Florence, and from 1981 to 1985 at the University of Calabria. From 1989 to 2000, he taught at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.[2][3] He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, University of San Francisco, University of California, Los Angeles, Princeton University, and the Federal University of Pernambuco. Early in his career, he was a visiting scientist at "Resources for the Future" of the Brookings Institution and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His fields of research are: International Political Economy, World Economic Systems and International Migrations. He has always had connections and collaboration with several international magazines and newspapers. As a knowledgeable analyst on International and European social and interrelated economic phenomenon and issues, Sacco has often been interviewed by international journals and international broadcasting channels.[4][5][6][7] He has been invited as a lecturer to many international conferences and meetings.[8]

Sacco has been in charge as the coordinator and scientist of numerous research projects. In 2006 he was in charge of the Research program of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of Italy,[9] in 1992 he was the director of the research project on "Immigration and Security Problems in Western Europe for the Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies";[10] in 1991, he was the director of the "Feasibility Study on Solar Energy Production in the Sahara Region" in Algiers; in 1989, he was the director of economic and social studies "The Moscow Techno-park Project" at the Russian Academy of Sciences; in 1984 he was head of a mission for three feasibility studies in Malaysia for the Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero (ICE; National Institute for Foreign Trade)(furnishings, prefabricated building components, advanced technologies for food conservation); and in 1981 and 1982, he was the director of the ICE feasibility study on the setting up of a fish-farming plant on Lake Habbaniya (Iraq).

He has also been a strategic analyst and consultant of Public and International Bodies, Multinational Companies. In the last decade he focused his attention on Chinese development and the outcome on USA, Europe and the global economy.

His latest work is "Batman and Joker: the Self Representation of America" Published in Italy and soon to have a second edition in printing.

International experience[edit]

From 1976 to 1980, Sacco was the division director at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development[11] and was in charge of long term forecasting about the evolution of world manufacturing in the framework of the North-South Inter-Futures Project, also known as the "WA" (harmony) project. In addition, Sacco worked for the European Commission and as Italian representative at several international conferences and organizations concerning the protection of the environment, such as the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972)[12] and the International Maritime Organization. Sacco has assisted as international consultant to several national institutions, international organizations, and multinational corporations in over 40 countries. He has consulted for the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the Agency for the Development of Kazakhstan, Enel, the Nigerian Salt Refining Co., Lavalin, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the African Development Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Asian Development Bank, and Masterfood Int.


Sacco wrote and contributed to several international revues, such as: New Society, Géopolitique,[13] Preuves, Commentary,[14]Internationale Politik, The International Spectator,[15] Commentaire,[16][17][18][19][20] The Washington Quarterly,[21] Politica Exterior,[22] Politique Etrangère,[23][24] Sociétal,[25][26][27] Outre-Terre[28] and Limes,[29] The Wilson Quarterly[30] and Lettera Internazionale.[31] He is member of the Editorial and Scientific Committee of Limes,[32] Commentaire,[33] Commentary[34] and Outre-Terre. In addition, Sacco is (co-)author of:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Interviewed in the article Des experts italiens : la réaction de la Chine vis à vis des émeutes à Urumqi est compréhensible - Retrieved 2009-07-28
  2. ^ listed in the section "Authors and Presenters" list of The Dragan European Foundation
  3. ^ Sociétal's author page
  4. ^ Giuseppe Sacco's interview on Worldnews concerning the international brain drain phenomenon
  5. ^ Interviewed by Ian Fisher, Berlusconi's Allies Start to Question His Insistence on Recount, The New York Times – Retrieved 2006-04-14
  6. ^ Interview by Silvia Marchetti, Interview: China's response to Urumqi riots understandable, CCTV
  7. ^ Interviewed by Vladimir V. Kusin, A CONFERENCE ON NATO AND EASTERN EUROPE, 1989
  8. ^ Participated in the International Conference: "Peoples in Migration in the 21st century" on 15 December 2006, at the Daedalos Institute of Geopolitics, Nicosia-Cyprus
  9. ^ Research program- State structure, territorial decentralization of powers and constitutional change: from UK devolution to the regionalization process in Italy and some other EU unitary states
  10. ^ Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies' catalogue
  11. ^ Giuseppe Sacco and Malkin Daniel, INTERFUTURES: The OECD Research Project, Futures, Vol. 9, No. 3, June 1977,pp. 255-259
  12. ^ Marco Ancora, I protagonisti - Intervista a Giuseppe Sacco: John Ruskin, da Ghandi [sic] fino a Obama, Retrieved 2009-08-22
  13. ^ Italie: Vers le modèle français?, Géopolitique, N° 102, July 2008
  14. ^ Saving Europe from Itself, Commentary, September 1991
  15. ^ Industrial concentration in Europe, The International Spectator, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1967
  16. ^ L'Europe à la cour du Dauphin, Commentaire, N° 125, Printemps 2009
  17. ^ Italie: fin ou retour du XXe siècle?, Commentaire, N° 122, Eté 2008
  18. ^ Italie:affrontement partisan et consensus national, Commentaire, Volume 29 / N° 115, Autumn 2006
  19. ^ Appel aux armes?, Commentaire, N° 66, Summer 1994
  20. ^ was cited by Percival Manglano, Chronique bibliographique: L’affaire Huntington, in Cultures & Conflits, Numéro 19-20, 2003
  21. ^ Italy after communism, The Washington Quarterly, Volume 15, Issue 3, Summer, 1992
  22. ^ La excepción europea, Política Exterior Nº25 - 1992
  23. ^ Les Auteurs de Politique Etrangère
  24. ^ Italie : les trois vies des ligues régionales, Politique étrangère, vol.58, n°1, 1993
  25. ^ Construire par la crise, Sociétal, Numéro 71 – I trimestre, 2011
  26. ^ So French, Sociétal, Numéro 60 – II trimestre, 2008
  27. ^ Les paradoxes du 22 avril, Sociétal, Numéro 55 – I trimestre 2007
  28. ^ Italia addio:démographie et immigration, Outre-Terre, 2006/4, (n.17).ISSN 1951-624X -DOI 10.3917/oute.017.0113
  29. ^ Tra Europa e mare aperto: un'agenda per il nostro governo, Limes, n. 5, 2002
  30. ^ The End of the Italian Republic?, The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn, 1992
  31. ^ The Mediterranean exception – Protecting the Mediterranean environment: a priority for the "Union pour la Méditerranée", Lettera Internazionale, n. 97, 2008
  32. ^ Limes' Scientific Committee page
  33. ^ Commentaire's Editorial Committee page
  34. ^ Commentary Review's page - Members of the Editorial Board
  35. ^ Il Cannochiale, Rubriche - Critica del nuovo secolo(in Italian). Retrieved 2006-06-09
  36. ^ was cited by Luca Muscara, The complete bibliography of Jean Gottmann, in Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography, 2011