Isotta Pivato graduated at the Luiss University in Rome in Political Science with a research in the European Security and Defence Policy and the relationship between EU and NATO. She gained a second level Master’s Degree in Peacekeeping and Security Studies. The Master thesis concerned the EU counterterrorism strategy and the implications of this policy on the protection of the human rights in the EU area.
Research interests are in security and peace with a specific focus on European Union activities in these fields and the relations between the EU and other organisations. At UNU-CRIS, she worked under the supervision of Dr. Ademola Abass.