Maxim A. Suchkov, PhD, is an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. Currently, he is the Director of the Center for the Advanced American Studies (CAAS) at MGIMO. He is also non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, non-resident expert of the Russian International Affairs Council and of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
Sonja Stojanovic Gajic, PhD, is an experienced researcher and practitioner of security governance and conflict-transformation. For her accomplishments in the civilian oversight of the security sector and inclusion of youth in security research, she received the award for The Person of the Year 2019 by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
Ahmet Sözen is professor of International Relations. He is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations as well as the Founding Director of the think tank Cyprus Policy Center at Eastern Mediterranean University (Famagusta, Northern Cyprus).
Khushwant Singh is the Head of Secretariat of PaRD – the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development. PaRD has more than 140 members and convenes governments, multilateral entities, civil society, especially religious actors, and academia in a safe space providing continuity for dialogue, learning, and collaboration to better inform policy and practices in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.
political economist with experience in government and academia. Between 2014 and 2018 he was the main economic advisor on international economic affairs to Prime Ministers of Italy, Matteo Renzi and Paolo Gentiloni. In his capacity he attended over 120 international bilateral meetings with head of governments or CEOs of multinational companies; he managed national and international policy and legislative dossiers on behalf of the Prime Minster; coordinated relevant ministries and public agencies on different policies.
Felice Simonelli is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Policy Evaluation at CEPS. Expert in better regulation, analysis of public policies and business competitiveness with over ten years of professional experience, Felice provided research and advisory services to various public institutions, trade associations, and private companies. He completed many research projects in the field of impact assessment, policy evaluation and competitiveness analysis for EU institutions.
Antonio Sileo is an expert in energy markets, energy and environmental policy, energy regulation and automotive. He is a research fellow at IEFE – Università Bocconi and at I-Com – Istituto per la Competitività, where he is also director of the Observatory on energy innovation. Sileo is a regular collaborator of the Polytechnic University of Bari and non-resident fellow at the Caspian Strategy Institute in Istanbul. He also holds the position of executive director at SEPConsulting.
Dr. Joseph Siegle is the Director of Research at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. His research interests include understanding the role of democratic governance in advancing security and development, security trends in Africa, stabilizing fragile states, democratic transitions, and strengthening institutions of democratic accountability. He has written widely for leading policy journals and newspapers and is a regular media analyst.