Faculty and instructors

The programme is taught by a renowned team of international security, risk analysis and communication experts and involves European Union, NATO and the United Nations officials, NGOs as well as leading security scholars.

Speakers and trainers from the previous editions 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
  • Ludovico Carlino, Senior Analyst, Middle East and North Africa, Jane’s IHS Markit
  • Gabriele Cascone, Division for Operation and Planning, NATO
  • Chris Dell, Intelligence Services Director, Drum Cussac
  • Riccardo Fabiani, Independent Political Risk Consultant, previously Senior Analyst, Middle East & North Africa, Eurasia Group
  • Maria Fihl, Founder & Director, Nationcraft, former EEAS officer (Crisis Management Unit)
  • Katerina Fytatzi, Senior Analyst, Political Risk/International Politics/North Africa, Oxford Analytica
  • 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
  • Daniela Irrera, Associate Professor of International Relations and Global Civil Society, University of Catania and President of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA)
  • 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, Former Managing Director of Crisis Response and Operational Coordination, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Theo Moore, Senior Director and Head of APCO Worldwide
  • Tom Moylan, Advisor to the EU Director-General for Communication
  • Philippe Nardin, Civil Defence and Public Safety Direction, France
  • Dominique Orsini, Director, Political Edge
  • 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