Professor emeritus of Political and Sociological Science and ex-chairman of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Milan; he also is a Senior Advisor for ISPI. He is president of the International Social Science Council and of the Aem Foundation, A2A Group. Vice president of Science for Peace, Veronesi Foundation. Member of the Lombard Institute of Science and Literature. Columnist of the newspaper Corriere della Sera. Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Among his recent publications: La società europea (with Alessandro Cavalli) (2015); Beyond Trump. Populism on the Rise (2016).