Head of the Defence and Statecraft Programme
Dr. Daniel Fiott is Head of the Defence and Statecraft Programme at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). Daniel is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Madrid-based Real Institute Elcano, where he analyses defence industrial issues. Daniel was educated at the University of Cambridge and he holds a PhD from the VUB. He earned his PhD on European defence-industrial cooperation at the Brussels School of Governance in 2017, and conducted research from 2012-2016 at the School on European defence policy and defence industrial issues.
From 2016-2022, Daniel was Security and Defence Editor at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) – the Institute is an official agency of the EU. From 2017-2022, Daniel served as a Visiting Lecturer at the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS), University of Kent. From 2014-2016 Daniel was a fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) following their decision to award Fiott with a scholarship for his doctoral research. Before this time Daniel worked for the College of Europe and various other think tanks.