Faculty and instructors

The Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management is taught by an international faculty of scholars and senior officials from, inter alia, the EU’s External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission, NATO, the UN and a wide range of NGOs.

Speakers and trainers from the previous edition included:

  • Iris Abraham, EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the ‘Madad Fund,’ DG NEAR, European Commission
  • Amelia Branczik, Research Manager, International Crisis Group
  • Gabriele Cascone, Division for Operation and Planning, NATO
  • Chris Dell, Intelligence Services Director, Drum Cussac
  • Riccardo Fabiani, Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group
  • Mireia Villar Forner, Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Karen Frazer, Former Head of Corporate Affairs and Risk Communication, MASTERCARD
  • Mark Herrick, Global Security Threat & Risk Advisor, World Vision International
  • Georg-Sebastian Holzer, Security Sector Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director of Strategy, Policy and International Co-operation, DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), European Commission
  • Svitlana Kobzar, Policy Analyst, RAND and Professor of European Politics, Vesalius College, VUB
  • Lotta Lampela, Adviser to the Director of the EU Intelligence and Analysis Centre (INTCEN), EEAS
  • Helene Lavoix, Director of The Red (team) Analysis Society
  • Agostino Miozzo, Managing Director of Crisis Response and Operational Coordination, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Theo Moore, Senior Director and Head of APCO Worldwide
  • Philippe Nardin, Civil Defence and Public Safety Direction, France
  • Chris Pallaris, Director of i-intelligence
  • Jean-Marc Pisani, Head of Division, Crisis Response Planning and Operations, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Leon Prop, Director, Red Cross EU Office
  • Andrea Ricci, Deputy Head of Division, EU Situation Room, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Donatella Rostagno, Executive Secretary of the European Network for Central Africa
  • Silke Rusch, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer (Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic), United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Threats, NATO
  • Claus Sorensen, Director-General, DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), European Commission
  • Sara Tesorieri, EU Conflict & Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Oxfam EU Advocacy Office