Antonio Fiori carries out research in the field of international relations in Asia. His research interests are aimed in particular at inter-Korean relations, the foreign policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China.
Fiori graduated in 1997 in Modern Asian Languages and Literature from L'Orientale di Napoli and obtained a PhD in Political Science - Comparative Analysis of Democracies from the University of Pavia in 2006.
After completing his post-doctorate (2006-2008) at the University of Bologna, he became an Adjunct Professor (2008-2013) on the Korea Foundation's Establishment of Professorship funding call. Following the achievement of the National Scientific Qualification, he assumed the function of associate professor at the University of Bologna in October 2014.
Since 2006, he has been continuously teaching as a holder of various courses for degree programs and master's degrees for the School of Political Sciences of UNIBO.
He is currently a professor of International Relations of East Asia for the Master's Degree Course in International Relations (University of Bologna), East Asia and the International System for the Master's Degree Course in International Politics and Economics, and Security Policies in Asia for the Master's Degree Course in International and Diplomatic Sciences (Forlì campus of the University of Bologna).
Since 2011, he has been teaching continuously at several South Korean universities (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea University, Ewha Woman's University, etc.).
He has participated in numerous national and international research programs. He is currently the director of two Capacity Building projects. Key Action 2 in the field of Higher Education; the first entitled "Connecting Higher Education Institutions for a New Leadership on National Education (CHINLONE)" and the second "ENGAGE", both co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union.
He was visiting fellow at the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies of Seoul National University (2011); the East-West Center in Honolulu (2008); and the United International College in Zhuhai (2006). Referee of international and Italian journals in the field of Asian studies.