The SGRI Conference is organized by IP Lab - International Politics Laboratory. 

IP Lab is the new International Politics Laboratory jointly established by the Bruno Kessler Foundation and the University of Trento. It has the ambitions of developing and enriching the Italian network of scholars of international politics as well as becoming the main location for the specific study of war and peace in the country, networking with like-minded institutes, bridging different disciplines related to international affairs, and creating an effective synergy among research institutions, in order to consolidate research excellence in Trentino and to develop its international research network.

More specifically, IP Lab aims at:

  • gathering Italian IR Scholars, in order to carry out joint research projects;
  • stimulating cutting edge studies on the topic of international politics and conflict resolution;
  • building international research networks for collaborative and competitive projects, developing and enriching the Italian community of scholars in the field.
  • providing the Italian IR community with a point of reference to design, draft and carry out research projects on current IR issues (Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, Diplomacy, International Cooperation etc.) 

IP Lab’s goal is twofold: on the one hand, it aims at maintaining the wide and strong network of relationships that has been created by the Exploratory Project on International Politics and Conflict Resolution, launched by FBK in 2012; on the other hand, it has the ambition of projecting outside Italy – with the common Trentino brand – the research work by Italian scholars involved in IPLab’s activities.