Speaker details

Dr. Emilio Mordini

Scientific Director


Emilio Mordini is a clinical psychoanalyst, currently based in San Vito al Tagliamento (Italy). He is the Scientific Director of the Non-Profit Organization NORIA, which promotes and investigates ethics, culture and identity. Emilio has a background in medicine and philosophy. He is an expert on risk communication, psycho-societal impact of emerging technologies and ethics. His research activity focuses on the collective imaginary, and the social unconscious; how they influence rational choices, shape action, determine futures, through narratives, ideologies, and values. He serves as a Research Fellow at the Haifa University Health and Risk Communication Center in Israel. Emilio is a member of the management committee of the COST Action CA19121 (Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living) . Since 1995, Emilio Mordini has served as a reviewer and/or evaluators in several R&D programmes both at national and European levels. He is a registered Scientific Expert (Applied research; Scientific popularization) at the Italian Ministry of University and Research and external senior expert for providing support and advice on communication activities of the European Commission (Sociologist, Conference harvester, Evaluation expert). Emilio is a full member of the Italian Psychiatric Association (SIP). He chairs the ethical committee of the European Association of Biometrics (EAB).

​Emilio Mordini was partner of the Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research (1986-01); Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome (1994-06); scientific secretary of the Bioethical Commission at the National Research Council (2000-03); Scientific Director (2002-2013) at the Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC). Emilio has been awarded with a number of research grants by the European Commission, within the scope of the 3th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th RTD FPs, and H2020, and by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. He has coordinated research teams and collaborative projects both at international and national levels. He has extensively published on international journals, and edited several books. He is a distinguished international keynote speaker.


Date Title

European Identity and Cloud Conference 2022

May 10, 2022
Privacy and Data Protection. What is this Thing Called Privacy?

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019

May 14, 2019
"Das Sterben der Pythia" – On Humans, Artificial Intelligence and Oracles
May 15, 2019
AI Ethics
Panel: Integrating Ethics into AI Research, Development, and Adoption

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

May 10, 2016
In a Wilderness of Mirrors: Do we still need Trust in the Online World?

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2012

Apr 17, 2012
"Che cosa sono le nuvole?” (What are the clouds?)

European Identity Conference 2011

May 12, 2011
Secrecy in the Post Wikileaks Era