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.