Marco Magnani is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University where he conducts research in political economy and organizes a seminar on economic reforms. He is affiliated with SAIS (John Hopkins University) in Washington, DC. Magnani has nearly 20 years of professional experience in investment banking, in mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan and as Managing Director of Mediobanca. Magnani is on the Board of Trustees of AFS International and the elected Chairman of Intercultura. He is a Member of the Aspen Institute, Chatham House, Economic Club of New York, Council for US & Italy, International Affairs Institute and Global Agenda Council on Banking and Capital Markets. An AFS and a Jona scholar, Magnani graduated from the University of Rome, earned an MBA from Columbia University, and completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy programmes at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, Harvard Kennedy School and Yale University.