FPRI Fox Fellow Benedetta Berti Named to NATO Position

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is very pleased to announce that 2016-2017 Robert A. Fox Fellow Dr. Benedetta Berti has moved from Israel to Brussels to take up a position as Senior Advisor and Acting Head of the Policy Planning Division of the Office of Secretary General of NATO. 

Described as a “rising star” by FPRI’s President Alan Luxenberg, she has been an Eisenhower Global Fellow, a Fellow of Israel’s Institute for National Strategic Studies, a TED Senior Fellow, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, among others.

In just the past six months, Berti has written and been quoted on a variety of topics from the strategic implications of the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza to Syrian siege warfare and ISIS resilience, in publications such as Foreign AffairsThe Jerusalem PostOpenCanada, and The Times of Israel

In early 2017 Dr. Berti published The End of Terrorism: Beyond ISIS and the State of Emergency (Mondadori, January 2017) in Italian, in which she argues that terrorism—namely the indiscriminate use of civilian violence adopted by armed groups to achieve political or military goals against a stronger foe—is a tactic that is here to stay.

Dr. Berti also 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.

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.

Recent Publications 


The End of Terrorism: Beyond ISIS and the State of Emergency







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