Альберто Фриджерио

Dean of the School of Politics and Law

Professional Experience:


Date:                        09/2020 - to date

Qualification:          Dean of the School of Politics and Law

Organization:          Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Main duties:            Strategic development,  coordination of school activities, internationalization and social activity, development of
                                  educational programs.



Date:                            08/2016 – 09/2020

Qualification:             Full Professon

Organization:             Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Main duties:               Courses taught: National and Regional Security, Cultural and Religious Features of Central Asian Countries,
                                     Municipality Management, Contemporary Issues in Regional Studies, Geopolitics and Regionalism, Terrorism
                                     and Counter-terrorism in Central Asia, Sustainable Development.



Date:                            09/2014 – 08/2016

Qualification:             Associate Professor

Organization:             Kazakh-American University (KAU), Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Main duties:               Courses taught: Basics of Geopolitics, Contemporary System of I.R., Processes of Global Integration, Mass
                                     Media Communication and I.R., International Relations Theory, Contemporary Problems of I.R., History of
                                     Terrorism, Contemporary Conflicts and Methods of Resolution



Date:                            04/2009 – 11/2009

Qualification:             Geopolitical analyst

Organization:             Equilibri.net, Milano (Italy)

Main duties:               Writing articles on the African geopolitical framework (see list of publications below).



Date:                            09/2007 – 11/2007

Qualification:             Internship

Organization:             Italian Trade Commission (ICE), Los Angeles (USA)

Main duties:               Market analysis on the state of Alaska. Organization of the Italian film festival. Market research in the
                                     biotechnologies and nanotechnologies sectors. Database on Italian firms producing marble.  





Date:                            05/2010 – 07/2013

Qualification:             Ph.D. in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage

Organization:             IMT – Institute of Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy)

Final Thesis:              The Underwater Cultural Heritage: a Comparative Analysis of International Perspectives, Laws and Methods of

Final Evaluation:        Excellent (highest possible grade)

Scholarship:               Erasmus Student Mobility for Placement – Visiting researcher at Swedish Maritime Archaeological Research
                                     Institute (MARIS), Huddinge (Sweden), 09/2011 - 12/2011



Date:                            09/2006 – 03/2009

Qualification:             Master Degree in International Relations

Organization:             Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Thesis:                        The International Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

Final Mark:                110/110 cum laude (top marks)



Date:                            09/2003 – 12/2006

Qualification:             Bachelor Degree in International Science and European Institutions

Organization:             Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Final Thesis:              Condemning Colonialism. From Bandung to the XV Section of the United Nations General Assembly

Scholarship:               Erasmus Student Mobility for Study - Södertörn Högskola, Huddinge (Sweden), 08/2005-01/2006



Additional skills:

Languages:                 Italian – mother tongue, English – proficient user, Spanish – independent user

Computer:                  European Computer Driving License (ECDL) Full 

Research Interest: 

1. The international protection of cultural heritage in multiple contexts
2. The relation between popular culture and contemporary global challenges
3. The promotion of a sustainable culture through a process of gamification


Publications on the protection of cultural heritage in times of conflict:

  • Article: “Opening the Public Accessibility to the Wreckage of the RMS Titanic: Some Ethical Reflections”, Journal of Heritage Management, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F24559296211053402. 
  • Conference Proceedings: “Introducing Civic Engagement and Sustainability in the Higher-Education Programmes of Kazakhstan: A Case Study.” In: International Scientific and Practical Conference “New Horizons of Training and Education in the Global Educational Space”, Almaty: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2021: 190-192.
  • Article: “The Fate of Statues of Stalin in Post-Soviet Countries: Some Critical Reflections on the Management of Contested Cultural Heritage.” Heritage and Society, 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2159032X.2021.1909416. 
  • Article: “International Cultural Heritage Conventions and the Central Asian Region: Current Framework and Future Perspectives.” Journal of Heritage Management, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2020: 24-32. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2455929620920491. 
  • Article: “How to Call the COVID-19 Pandemic and Why it Matters.” E-International Relations, April 24, 2020. https://www.e-ir.info/2020/04/24/opinion-how-to-call-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-why-it-matters/. 
  • Monography: Dystopian World. Almaty: Almaty Management University, 2019, https://www.academia.edu/41258130/Dystopian_World. 
  • Article: “The New Italian Law on the Exportation of Cultural Goods and its Relation with EU Regulations”, Art Antiquity and Law XXIV (3): 263-273, 2019.
  • Article: “On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges.” E-International Relations, August 4, 2017. http://www.e-ir.info/2017/08/04/on-the-verge-of-the-darkness-dystopic-movies-and-contemporary-global-challenges/. 
  • Article: “Something-stan: the stereotypical representation of Kazakhstan in international movies vs. the official nation-branding of the Kazakh government.” ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 46 (2), 106-115, 2017. http://t-science.org/arxivDOI/2017/02-46/PDF/02-46-20.pdf. 
  • Frigerio A., “Considerations on the Legitimacy of Organizing a Humanitarian Intervention Aimed to Stop the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage”, Santander Art&Culture Law Review, n°2 – 2015
  • Frigerio A., “Heritage Under Attack: a Critical Analysis of the Reasons behind the Destruction of Cultural Property in Contexts of Violence”, Aedon, Journal of Arts and Law on line, n°2 – 2014, Il Mulino, http://www.aedon.mulino.it/archivio/2014/2/frigerio.htm



Publications on the protection and enhancement of underwater cultural heritage:

  • Frigerio A., “Il quadro giuridico del Titanic a 100 anni dalla tragedia”, Aedon, Journal of Arts and Law on line, n° 1-2 – 2012, Il Mulino, ref. http://www.aedon.mulino.it/archivio/2012/1_2/frigerio.htm
  • Frigerio A., “From the Past to the Future: the Promotion of Underwater Cultural Heritage through Advanced Technologies”, in Cappellini V. (editor), Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts EVA 2011 Florence – Proceedings, 2011, Pitagora Editrice, Bologna: 136-140
  • Frigerio A., “L’entrata in vigore in Italia della Convenzione UNESCO 2001 sulla protezione del patrimonio culturale subacqueo”, Aedon, Journal of Arts and Law on line, n°2 - 2010, Il Mulino, ref. http://www.aedon.mulino.it/archivio/2010/2/frigerio.htm 



Publication on the street art:

  • Frigerio A. and Khakimova E., “Shaping the street art legal framework: the clash between private and public interests in the Banksy ‘Slave Labour’ case”, Aedon, Journal of Arts and Law on line, n°2 – 2013, Il Mulino, ref. http://www.aedon.mulino.it/archivio/2013/2/frigerio.htm



Short manuals and games for students:



Top ten publications on the African geopolitical context (for the review Equilibri.net):

  • Frigerio A., “Sud Africa: la situazione energetica in vista dei mondiali di calcio 2010”, 15 May 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Uganda: i piani d’estrazione petrolifera nel bacino del lago Alberto”, 03 June 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Dossier Africa: il ruolo del continente nel traffico internazionale di droga”, 09 July 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Angola: la provincia di Cabinda, tra petrolio ed indipendentisti”, 15 July 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Africa: l’incremento della produzione di biocarburanti”, 24 July 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Ruanda: importanti riforme favoriscono l’apertura di imprese sul territorio”, 18 September 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Mauritius: lo sviluppo di un ambiente attrattivo per gli investimenti esteri”, 25 September 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Guinea: l’instabilità politica frena la crescita economica del paese”, 19 October 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Kenya: i risvolti interni e regionali della costruzione di un porto petrolifero”, 11 November 2009
  • Frigerio A., “Nigeria: la riforma del settore petrolifero, 30 November 2009



Conferences & Seminars:

  • TURAN Conference, Frigerio A., “Globalization: Myth and Reality”, Turan University (Kazakhstan), 9 November 2016
  • KAZATISO Seminar, Frigerio A., “Dystopias, Movies, and Global Challenges”, Kazakh Academy of Labour and Social Relations (Kazakhstan), 19 September 2016
  • KAZGASA Seminar, “The destruction of cultural heritage in times of war”, Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Kazakhstan), 6 April 2016
  • KAU Conference, Frigerio A., “The use of movies for teaching theories of international relations”, Kazakh-American University (Kazakhstan), 25 February 2016
  • KAZGASA Conference, Frigerio A., “The treatment of women in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”, Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Kazakhstan), 19 February 2016
  • KAU Conference, Frigerio A., “Five alternative ways for strengthening Kazakh identity”, Kazakh-American University (Kazakhstan), 26 November 2015
  • KAU - State of the Art Conference, Frigerio A., “The Return of Maritime (In)Security”, Kazakh-American University (Kazakhstan), 12 September 2015
  • KAU Conference, Frigerio A., “Kazakhstan as geopolitical hot spot”, Kazakh-American University (Kazakhstan), 28 May 2015
  • KAU Conference, Frigerio A., “The use of simulation as an efficient method of teaching”, Kazakh-American University (Kazakhstan), 26 February 2015
  • KAU Conference, Frigerio A., “Applying the “Fun Theory” in Kazakhstan: an innovative approach for promoting respect of natural environment”, Kazakh-American University (Kazakhstan), 27 November 2014
  • 2nd MARIS PhD-Researchers Network Workshop, Frigerio A., “Public Awareness and Interest toward the Underwater Cultural Heritage: a survey-game to test common knowledge”, University of Helsinki (Finland), 18-20 November 2011
  • IKUWA 4, Frigerio A., “The clash of interests in the management of the underwater cultural heritage”, University of Zadar (Croatia), 29 September – 02 October 2011
  • EVA 2011 Florence, Frigerio A., “From the Past to the Future: the Promotion of Underwater Cultural Heritage through Advanced Technologies”, Florence (Italy), 4-6 May 2011

Teaching disciplines:  

Courses taught for Regional Studies: 
Cultural Features of Central Asia 
Western Culture and Society
National and Regional Security
Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
Theories of International Relations
Comparative Politics
Research Methodology
Sustainable Development
Municipality Management 

Courses taught for Hospitality and Tourism: 
Management of Hotels and Restaurants
Effectual Entrepreneurship in Hospitality


Listed in the “Honorary Teachers of Higher Education” released by “Bilim-Orkenieti” National Innovation Research Center (Kazakhstan), November 2020.
Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Best syllabus among all faculties for the academic year 2016/17, May 2017.     
Kazakh-American University (KAU), Award as the second-best professor among all faculties for the academic year 2014/15, June 2015.


Almaty Management University (AlmaU), School of Dean - Management in Education, 5th November 2020 - 1st July 2021.                                                                                                                                      Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Winter Research Training, January 14-15 2019.
Almaty Management University (AlmaU), AlmaU Winter School Certificate, January 08-12, 2018.


Erasmus Plus Academic Mobility – Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland), 12/05/2019 – 18/05/2019.
Erasmus Plus Academic Mobility – CEFAM, Lyon (France), 22/01/2018-26/01/2018.                                                   
Erasmus Student Mobility for Placement – Visiting researcher at Swedish Maritime Archaeological Research Institute (MARIS), Huddinge (Sweden), 09/2011 - 12/2011.         
Erasmus Student Mobility for Study - Södertörn Högskola, Huddinge (Sweden), 08/2005-01/2006.