Federica Dall’Arche is a Senior Research Associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), and a former policy advisor to the Italian Presidency of The Council of Ministers (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri). Her focus is on arms control. non-proliferation and disarmament, and on gender in international security. She graduated summa cum laude in political science at the University of Roma Tre and won a full merit scholarship for an exchange programme at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Dall’Arche obtained her Master’s degree in Non-proliferation and Terrorism Studies and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), California. In 2014, she won the Michiel Brandt Memorial Prize for best MIIS paper on Human Trafficking and conducted an internship at the Asian-Pacific Center for Security Studies, a U.S. Department of Defense academic institute. She was later the recipient of the United Nations Security Council Monitor Fellowship at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and of the Non-proliferation and Nuclear Security Fellowship at the Pacific Forum – Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). During her career she has also worked at the International Affairs Institute (Istituto Affari Internazionali, IAI), at Deloitte UK, at the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies (CNS), at the William Tell Coleman Library, and as a freelance collaborator for the magazines AirPress Formche and Geopolitica.info.