Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO
Dr Benedetta Berti has served as Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO since 2018. An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, Dr Berti is also associate researcher at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In the past, she has held positions at West Point, the Institute for National Security Studies, and Tel Aviv University. Dr Berti worked in NGOs and research institutes in Latin America, the Middle East, and the US, focusing on human rights, internal conflict, and political violence. Her work has appeared on Al-Arabiya, the Daily Beast, the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, and Open Democracy, as well as in academic journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the Middle East Journal, ORBIS. Dr Berti authored Armed Political Organizations: From Conflict to Integration (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Dr Berti holds a PhD in international relations from the Fletcher School (Tufts University) and two post-doctorates in international relations and political science.