Distinguished Global Fellows

Many leading intellectual figures on the international legal stage are judges or government officials whose duties prevent them from spending more than a week or so away from home.  To gain the benefit of such people in our community, some of whom are former academics, the Hauser Global Law School Program invites them to campus as Distinguished Global Fellows.  During their brief visits, the distinguished fellows may participate in selected classes, seminars, colloquia, or other occasional lecture series such as the Distinguished Global Fellows Lecture Series.

2022-2023 Distinguished Global Fellow

Distinguished Global Fellow Diego Gambetta

Diego Gambetta (September 2022)
Office: VH330A
Phone: (212) 992-8823

Diego Gambetta holds the Carlo Alberto Chair in social and political science at Collegio Carlo Alberto, in Turin, Italy. His main interests are trust, signalling theory and its applications, organised crime, and violent extremists.

He spent much of his career in the UK, first at King’s College, Cambridge, for his doctorate (1983) and as a Research Fellow (1984-1991). He was then at the University of Oxford, including as a University Reader at All Souls College (1995- 2003) and as a Professor of Sociology and an Official Fellowship of Nuffield College (2003-2012), where he is now an Emeritus Fellow. Diego then moved to the European University Institute in Florence with a chair in social theory (2012-2018). He has been visiting professor at the University of Chicago, The Italian Academy at Columbia University, EHT Zurich, Science Po, Stanford University, and Collège de France. In 2000 Diego was made a Fellow of the British Academy.

He is the author of The Sicilian Mafia (1993), Streetwise (2005, with Heather Hamill), Codes of the Underworld (2009) and Engineers of Jihad (2016, with Steffen Hertog).