Marco Respinti is an Italian professional journalist, essayist, translator, and lecturer. He contributes to several journals and magazines both in print and online, both in Italy and abroad. One of his books, published in 2008, concerns human rights in China. A Senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, a non-partisan, non-profit U.S. educational organization based in Mecosta, Michigan, he is also a founding member as well as a Board member of the Center for European Renewal, a non-profit, non-partisan pan-European educational organization based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He serves as Director-in-Charge of The Journal of CESNUR and Bitter Winter. Marco was awarded the 2019 FIRMA (International Festival of Religions, Music, and Arts) Award for journalism promoting religious liberty, to honor personalities who promoted religious liberty and interreligious dialogue throughout the world.