The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to have Edoardo Sorvillo join the project as a 2010 NPIHP Fellow.
Taking advantage of newly declassified documents from the National Archives in London and other sources, Sorvillo is investigating the relationship between British foreign policy elites and the British government in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the aim of identifying how public debates influenced (or failed to influence) the British response to the Soviet Union's deployment of SS-20 intermediate range nuclear missiles.
Edoardo Sorvillo earned his Ph.D. in history of international relations from the University of Florence in 2007 with a dissertation on Great Britain, detente and European security during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 2008 he was awarded a two-year scholarship funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo Fundation, Volkswagen Stiftung and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond to carry out a post-doctoral research project on the European Union and the 2010 Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. He has presented his research findings widely at a number of international conferences and has taught seminars on European foreign and security policy, nuclear proliferation and European security from the Cold War to the present at the University de Roma Tre and the University La Sapienza.