Lorena Pullumbi

Lorena Pullumbi is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Systems and Institutional Change, affiliated to the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy. Her post-graduate research project deals with the European Union's soft power in post-conflict fragile states and the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy after the Lisbon Treaty. She holds a joint Master Degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a cum laude BA in Sociology from the University of Tirana. In the past, she has been Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz and authored the section of political history of the Western Balkans countries with the Italian Encyclopaedia of Science, Letters and Arts.