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Dr. Benedetta Berti is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East and Senior Advisor and Acting Head of the Policy Planning Division of the Office of Secretary General of NATO. Berti has also been an Eisenhower Global Fellow, a Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a TED Senior Fellow, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, among several other fellowships. In addition, Dr. Berti works as a human security and foreign policy consultant for political risk consulting firms, NGOs, international organizations as well as governments. Her areas of expertise include human security, internal conflict, integration of armed groups, post-conflict stabilization and peace-building, as well as violence prevention and reduction and crisis management and prevention. Dr. Berti is the author of three books, including Armed Political Organizations. From Conflict to Integration (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) and her work and research have appeared, among others, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The National Interest and Al-Arabiya. Her work and research have been awarded numerous awards, grants and fellowships, and in 2015 the Italian government awarded her the Order of the Star of Italy (order of Knighthood). Dr. Berti holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.