Dr Benedetta Berti is a Senior Associate Researcher of the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB) and Head of Policy Planning at the Office of the Secretary General at NATO.
An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, in the past decade Benedetta has held research and teaching positions at West Point, The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University and the Foreign Policy Research Institute, among others. Her research has focused on armed groups, internal wars, and protection of civilians. Dr. Berti is the author of four books, including "Armed Political Organizations. From Conflict to Integration" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) and her work and research have appeared, among others in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the National Interest, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times; as well as in academic journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Parameters, the Middle East Journal, ORBIS, Democratization, Civil Wars, Government & Opposition and Mediterranean Politics.