Prof. Michaël Tanchum teaches international relations of the Middle East and North Africa at the University of Navarra, Spain and is a senior fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Studies (AIES). He also holds fellow positions at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University, Israel, and at the Centre for Strategic Policy Implementation at Başkent University in Ankara, Turkey (Başkent-SAM).
Ambassador Stefano Stefanini is a Senior Advisor at ISPI. Prior to this he worked as Diplomatic Advisor to the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano between 2007 and 2010 where he provided analysis on international affairs, Transatlantic affairs, and security and defence capabilities; he also worked as a Permanent Representative of Italy at NATO; Deputy Chief of Mission of the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. Finally, from 2013 to 2014 he served as Vice Chairman of OTO Melara, Finmeccanica.
Emma Soubrier is a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
With an Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, an MSc from Massachusetts Institute of technology and an MBA from IMD, Andrea works as a senior expert consultant in the built environment and infrastructural development.
Andrea brings a wealth of international experience having worked and lived in the United States, United Kingdom, UAE and Saudi Arabia for the past 17 years.
Peter Schechter is Executive Producer and Co-host of Altamar, a critically acclaimed global issues podcast. He is the Atlantic Council’s former senior vice president for strategic initiatives and former founding director of the Latin America Program
Nicola is a Partner in McKinsey Milan Office and global leader of Transport Infrastructure. He joined McKinsey in 2008 after a previous experience in the consulting business. He supports multiple clients, in particular major players in the transport and infrastructure sectors, with a focus on international growth, investment optimization and multi-year strategic planning.
Dr. Curtis R. Ryan joined the Department of Government in Justice Studies at Appalachian State University in 2002. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Drew University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at a Chapel Hill. Professor Ryan served as a Fulbright Scholar (1992-93) at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and was twice named a Peace Scholar by the United States Institute of Peace.
Frank A. Rose is a senior fellow and the co-director of the Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He focuses on nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.