Lawyer at the supreme court, specialized in international law, strategic consulting and economic development.


Elected to the Camera dei Deputati in the 12th and 13th term, he was appointed Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the D'Alema Government and Amato Government.


Has started the phase of the signing and ratification of the “European Landscape Convention” and defined the constitutional changes on the vote to italians abroad  and promoted and signed many international agreements, including that of strategic partnership with Chile at the beginning of the Presidency Lagos.


Has organized the “First Conference of Italians in the world” and the “First meeting of the MPs of Italian origin in the world” founding its association, (to date 411 MPs in 41 national parliaments ).


Elected to the Senato della Repubblica in the XIV and XV legislature, he was Vice-President of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, President of the Italian Section of the inter-Parliamentary Union for relations with the countries of the former Soviet Union and a member of the Italian parliamentarian delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and to the Western European Union (W.E.U) in Paris.


He was appointed Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in the II Prodi Government.


He founded the “CenRI” (Centre for international relations), and edited the journal of geopolitical studies "Analisi XXI".