Dr Angela Maria Pennisi Di Floristella

Dr Angela Maria Pennisi Di Floristella

Dr Angela Maria Pennisi Di Floristella


Senior Lecturer

Room 207
Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
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Dr Angela Pennisi di Floristella is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of Malta. She received a PhD in Global Politics and European Integration from the Scuola Superiore of the University of Catania. Before joining the Department of International Relations, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Research College The Transformative Power of Europe at the Freie Universität, Berlin and, a research fellow at the Department of Political and Social Studies at the University of Catania. She obtained her first degree in Political Science from the University of Florence and an M.A. in International Affairs, at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), in Milan.

She has been a visiting scholar at the School of International Service (SIS) at the American University (Washington D.C.), at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, at the Shandong University in Jinan (China) and, at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), in Beijing.

Her research focuses on Asian Pacific security cooperation with a special focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on ASEAN-EU interregional relations and on non-traditional security.

She has authored the book The ASEAN Regional Security Partnership published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. Recently published articles include: A. Pennisi di Floristella (2020) Security cooperation in and with Asia: Towards a pragmatic turn in the EU’s security policy?, European Security, 29 (2): 170-188. A. Pennisi di Floristella (2019) US and EU evolving approaches in Southeast Asia in the Trump era: Moving closer to convergence or divergence?, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 38 (2), 172-193.
  • Asia Pacific relations, ASEAN security, non traditional security, comparative regionalism
  • Asia Europe relations

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2021. EU Trade Policy: Principles versus Pragmatism. The Cases of Vietnam and Cambodia. The International Spectator, , pp. https://doi.org/10.1080/03932729.2020.1857131.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2020. Reconciling Pragmatism with Idealism in the European Union's Security Cooperation with ASEAN. Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, 42(2), pp. 174-199.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2020. Security cooperation in and with Asia: towards a pragmatic turn in the EU's security policy? European Security, 29(2), pp. 170-188.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2019. United States and European Union Evolving Approaches in Southeast Asia: Moving Closer to Convergence or Divergence? Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 38(2), pp. 172-193.

ACHARYA, A., PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A. and BERGER, W., 2018. Non Traditional Security Challenges. Thailand and Regional Cooperation. King Prajadhipok's Institute.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2018. The EU-ASEAN Relationship: Cooperation on Non-Traditional Security Threats between Discourse and Practice . In: A. RIPOLL SERVENT and F. TRAINER, eds, The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research. Routledge, .

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2016. Dealing with natural disasters: Risk society and ASEAN: a new approach to disaster management. The Pacific Review, 29(2), pp. 283-305.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2015. The ASEAN Regional Security Partnership: Strengths and Limits of a Cooperative System. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2015. Building the ASEAN Center for Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Response: is ASEAN learning from the experience of the European Civil Protection Mechanism? KFG Working Paper Series. The Transformative Power of Europe, Freie Universitat Berlin, 62, pp. 1-32.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2013. Are non-traditional security challenges leading regional organizations towards greater convergence? The EU and ASEAN security systems in comparative perspective. Asia Europe Journal, 11(1), pp. 21-38.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2012. Improving Economic Growth and Building Security: The Role of ASEAN in the Southeast Asian region. WARning, 1, pp. 161-188.

PENNISI DI FLORISTELLA, A., 2012. L’UE e l’ASEAN: nuove prospettive per una cooperazione interregionale in materia di sicurezza. In: C. MONTELEONE, ed, Politiche di sicurezza e cambiamento globale. Milan: FrancoAngeli, pp. 136-154.

  • IRL1089 - Theories of International Relations
  • IRL2064 - Asia-Pacific in the World
  • IRL2082 - Research Methods
  • IRL3050 - International Institutions
  • IRL3055 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: International Relations
  • IRL3056 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: International Relations
  • IRL3057 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: International Relations
  • IRL3058 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: International Relations