Roberto Toscano

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Parma, Italy, on October 3, 1943



 -  Italian and US High School Diplomas (AFS Exchange student in 1960-61)

- 1966  Law Degree from the University of Parma, with a thesis on “The External Relations of International Organizations

- 1968 M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University (Washington D.C.) (Fulbright Fellow)

- 1981 Diploma in European Studies from the De Gasperi School of Higher European Studies,     Rome, with a thesis on “The CSCE and the Objectives of Soviet Foreign Policy

- 1997-98 Fellow at CFIA, Harvard University


Professional experience

 April 1969  Entered the Italian Foreign Service.

Diplomatic postings:

- Second Secretary, Santiago (71-74)

- First Secretary, Moscow (75-79)

- Counselor, Madrid (83-87)

- Minister Counselor, Washington (88-91)

- Deputy Permanent Representative, Italian Mission to UN/Geneva (94-99), with special focus on human rights and humanitarian issues

- Ambassador, Tehran (2003-2008)

- Ambassador, New Delhi (2008-2010)


In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

- 1969-1971  Department for Political Affairs (Soviet and East European office)

- 1979-1983  Department for Economic Affairs (Soviet and East European office)

- 1991- 1994  Head of  Policy Planning in the Department of Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome

- 1999-2003  In charge of setting up and heading a new Unit for Analysis and Planning in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Experience in International Organizations:

- 2000-2003 Chairman of the DAC (OECD) Network on Conflict, Peace and Development Cooperation


Academic experience

- Academic Year 1996-97   Visiting Professor: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. University of Pisa

- 2000-2003    Visiting Professor: International Relations. Libera Università Internazionale di Studi Sociali – LUISS, Rome


last update 12/12/10

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