T.wai, the Torino World Affairs Institute , is a non-profit, independent research institute operating in the fields of area studies, global politics and security studies. T.wai’s mission is to conduct policy-oriented research with a strong theoretical basis, strengthen international networking through research, disseminate knowledge, and support advanced education and high-level professional training in the field of international affairs. T.wai’s name is meant to sound as “Torino’s way”. It points to a sober, passionate and tenacious way of addressing issues by channeling creativity into innovative projects and substantial outcomes. It speaks of the responsibility of leveraging local resources to address global challenges.