Dr. Laruffa holds a PhD in Politics from LUISS University. He was Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and Humboldt University (Berlin). He taught a course at the John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universität of Berlin. He speaks fluently English, Spanish and Italian.
Dr. Laruffa has given lectures and presented papers in several worldwide institutions, such as universities in the U.S.A., Italy, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Finland and U.K. He published several articles and academic papers as political analyst and expert in international relations.
Some democracies are structurally stronger than others as better designed for protecting themselves from political threats, attacks and other dangerous conditions. As their strength and institutions vary, we can say that there are weak and strong democracies. While the former will be easily manipulated, the latter will resist to preserve their political identity.
Only strong democracies, with high levels of defense, can remain totally loyal to their principle “who wins will govern”. Strong democracies will survive after this populist "night”
How democracies can survive - Matteo Laruffa (2018)