Dr. Barbara Zanchetta is a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is the author of The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s (2014) and the co-author of Transatlantic Relations since 1945 (2012). Currently, she is working on a monograph provisionally titled The United States and the ‘Arc of Crisis’: American foreign policy, radical Islam and the end of the Cold War, 1979-1989.

Dr. Zanchetta earned her PhD in History of International Relations at the University of Florence in 2007, and her Italian university degree in Political Science at the University of Urbino in 2003. Before joining the Graduate Institute, she was a researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki and, previously, at the University of Tampere. Dr. Zanchetta is also a scholar at the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies in Italy and in 2012 was a Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.