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Mayor Pete Airey
NATO Centre of Excellence | Defence Against Terrorism
Major Pete Airey is a British Army officer. He is currently the Senior National
Representative, and Activity Director, at the NATO Centre of Excellence for Defence
Against Terrorism, in Ankara, Turkey. He has served three operational tours in combat
roles in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (2006, 2008 and 2010). Subsequently, he
served as a team leader in a UK Military Counter Terrorism Capacity Building Unit on various assignments abroad. He has a Master’s degree in International Security, and is also a graduate of the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College.
Mr. Cristian Barna National Intelligence Academy email@example.com Cristian Barna is Associate Professor at the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (Bucharest, Romania), the Head of the Political Science and International Relations Department and former practitioner in the field of intelligence. He is also visiting professor at Bucharest University, The Faculty of Sociology. He holds a PhD in Sociology and his area of expertise are applied sociology, intelligence and security studies, geopolitics, security organizations, organized crime and terrorism.
Mrs. Vivienne Chin Associate International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Vancouver, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org Vivienne is a criminal justice professional with more than 25 years of experience in the security and justice sectors, having worked in a government service (Singapore), an inter-governmental agency (Commonwealth Secretariat, London), a non-governmental professional organization (Commonwealth Magistratesí and Judgesí Association, London) and currently a United Nations affiliated research institute (International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Vancouver).
She has focused on the promotion of the rule of law and good governance, human rights, peace-building, criminal justice reform and policy development, and institution building in post-conflict societies. This includes programmes to assist the effective implementation of international standards and norms and international treaties in particular those relating to counter-terrorism, transnational organized crime, human trafficking and smuggling, womenís rights and violence against women, corruption, juvenile justice, youth at risk, crime prevention, prison reform and the social reintegration of young and adult offenders.
Yvon Dandurand is a member of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley and a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, a United Nations affiliated research institute. He specializes in comparative criminal law and criminal justice research. He has been involved in numerous criminal justice reform and capacity building projects in Canada and abroad, including several projects and studies in the areas of terrorism, organized crime, human trafficking, witness protection, corruption, and crime prevention. He conducted research on counter-terrorism measures and on international cooperation in the fight against terrorism. He co-authored a study, on behalf of the Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC, on the link between organized crime and terrorism. He conducted international consultations in Africa and prepared a draft “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Policy” for the African Development Bank - Tunis. He drafted a Handbook on Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism, published by the UNODC, focusing on the measures required to build the capacity of criminal justice systems and strengthen the rule of law while facing the many challenges associated with implementing the global conventions and protocols relating to terrorism.
Mr. Valerio de Divitiis joined the Italian Team for Security Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies (ITSTIME) Research Centre at Università Cattolica in 2014.
After completing his studies in International Relations and Geopolitics (2007) focusing on terrorism and transnational organised crime topics, since 2008 Valerio has been working at international/multilateral level through serving the Action against Terrorism Unit of the OSCE, the Rule of Law Unit of the UNODC in Iran (2009-2011), the Mission to Montenegro of the IOM (2010), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (
2012) as well as the UNODC Regional Section for Europe and Central/West Asia (2013). In the same year Valerio consulted for the EU Parliament-Grand National Assembly of Turkey Exchange and Dialogue Project to sustain convergence of understanding on Terrorism matters. Currently, as independent expert, Valerio assists the EC in the field of Justice, Freedom and Security with particular regard to counter terrorism/violent extremism, he is researcher at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) as well as he is acting advisor for the NATO Center of Excellence-Defence Against Terrorism. Since 2007 Valerio has been contributing to the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme to support cooperation among the NATO and its Partner Countries to address common security threats 3 Assoc. Prof. Siddik Ekici Acting Security Counsellor - Turkish Embassy email@example.com Currently works as the Acting Security Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in ViennaAustria and holds the rank of Chief Superintendent, 3rd Grade in the Turkish National Police.
Within the Turkish National Police, he served in various departments and as the Chief of Police of several important districts in Turkey.
He obtained his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and his PhD Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Texas in the USA. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the reasons why individuals join terror groups and his continuing studies are merely about terrorism, radicalization, juvenile delinquency, public administration, security policies and emergency management.
Dr. Sajjan Gohel London School of Economics S.M.Gohel@lse.ac.uk Dr. Sajjan Gohel’s research interests include Islamist Ideology and doctrine; transnational political violence; the role of New Media for strategic communications and protest movements; comparative Middle East, South Asia and East Asia politics, Dr. Gohel is International Security Director for the Asia-Pacific Foundation (APF) thinktank which provides analysis on a variety of global security and geo-political issues and is frequently consulted by governmental and military bodies.
In addition, Dr. Gohel has written Op-Ed pieces for print media as well as serving as a guest commentator for television and radio news networks including for the BBC, ITN, Sky News, CNN, ABC (United States), CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CTV, CBC, ABC (Australia), Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya. Dr. Gohel is also a regular speaker at international conferences on terrorism and security issues. Dr. Gohel is currently on the editorial review board for the Naval Postgraduate School’s journal ‘Combating Terrorism Exchange’ (CTX).
Dr. Gohel has written testimony and provided oral evidence for the United Kingdom’s
House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on topics including ‘Global Security:
Afghanistan’ (2009) and ‘The UK’s Foreign Policy Towards Afghanistan And Pakistan’ (2010). In 2005, Dr. Gohel was asked by the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) to produce an assessment on the killing of prominent Lebanese politician Rafik Hariri and the political and security challenges that would arise from his death.
In 2005, Dr. Gohel formed part of a high-level working group that analysed the terrorist-related challenges and threats in Europe and produced a working paper for the then European Union counter-terrorism co-ordinator, Gijs De Vries.
Dr. Gohel serves as a visiting lecturer and teacher to the NATO School in Oberammergau (Germany), NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara (Turkey) and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
He is also part of the ‘Partnership for Peace Consortium: Combating Terrorism Working Group’ organised by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the OSCE and NATO. Dr. Gohel received his BA (Hons) in Politics from Queen Mary, University of London. Dr. Gohel also obtained an MSc in Comparative
Politics from the LSE and a PhD at the LSE entitled, ‘Insurrection Of The Ideologues:
The Evolution of Egyptian Radical Ideological Thought from Hasan al-Banna to Ayman al-Zawahiri.
4 Mr. Abdi Ashur Hassan Serendi and Hiil-Walaal Youth Rehabilitation centers firstname.lastname@example.org Academic career : MSc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK.
Trained in Conflict Resolution, Austrian Study Center for Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Austria and University of Pisa, Italy.
Professional career :
Since 2012- Operations Manager, Serendi Rehabilitation Centre, Mogadishu, Somalia Serendi is a rehabilitation centre for formal Al-Shabaab fighters.
1999 - 2012 Environmental manager, DONG Energy, Denmark. (DONG Energy is one of the Northern Europe's leading energy groups. www.dongenergy.com) 1995-1996 UNV sub-regional programme in Eastern Africa, UNDP, Programme Development Officer, Kenya 1994 - 1995 United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM), National Officer for Policy Research Analysis, Somalia.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1975. Dr. Ibrahimov received bachelor degree on International Relations at Ankara University in 1998. Defended own master degree at the same University in 2001 (Thesis topic: the EU TACIS Program and Azerbaijan). In 2008 received Phd on political sciences from Ankara University (Thesis topic: The relations between the EU and the Southern Caucasus Republics).
Dr. Ibrahimov has worked at Qafqaz University since 1999. He has taken positions of Director for Center of Energy Studies, Head of Region Studies Department, and ViceRector on External Affairs. Since 2003 till today take a position of Head of International Relations, founder of this department.
Since 2011 Dr. Ibrahimov has taken position of Head of Foreign Policy Analysis at Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan Republic. Dr. Ibrahimov is the expert in the number of strategic centers in Turkey, Russia, and Great Britain.
2010-2012 Co-producer `Gundem` TV program on foreign policy. Research interest:
Energy policy and security, Azerbaijan Foreign Policy, International Politics, Theories of International Relations, Conflict Studies. He has delivered lectures in Wroslaw University in Poland, Siegen University (Germany), SDU (Kazakhstan) and Oil Academy and Odlar Yurdu (Azerbaijan).
Author on more than hundred articles and comments.
Dr. Alexander Iskandaryan Director of Caucasus Institute email@example.com Alexander Iskandaryan is a political scientist, the Director of the Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute. His areas of study are ethnopolitical conflicts, post-Communist transformations and nation building in the former USSR in general and in the Caucasus in particular. He has published, taught and spoken on the emergence of post-Soviet institutions, elites and identities; he has also conducted and supervised research on conflicts, migrations, discourses, media development and cross-border integration.
Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal is Director and Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, where he teaches various aspects of Strategic Studies; International Security; Nuclear/Missile Proliferation; Terrorism including CBNR Terrorism and Countermeasures; Arms Control/Disarmament; Domestic and Foreign Policies of the country. His is also a Lead Researcher/Convener of the Program in Domestic and International Security Communication (DISC) at the School.
He is advisor on Non-Proliferation to the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute, Islamabad/London and a Course Coordinator at the Foreign Services Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. Prior to joining the University (in August 2002), Dr. Jaspal had been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad and Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Dr. Jaspal, as a Guest Speaker/Visiting Lecturer, had delivered and still continues to deliver lectures at many professional and training institutions including distinguished NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany; Center of Excellence: Defence against Terrorism, Ankara, Turkey; National Security & War Courses of Pakistan’s National Defence University; Intelligence Bureau Academy, Command and Staff College Quetta; Air War College, Karachi, and Foreign Service Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan.
He holds PhD and M. Phil in International Relations and M.A. in Political Science. His PhD dissertation title was: “South Asian Nuclearization: Implications for Regional Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime.” He did advance Post Graduate Certificate courses in Peace and Conflict Studies, from European Peace University Stadtschlaining, Austria; Peace Research, International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis from Oslo University, Norway. He also did CMC Training Course/ Cooperative Monitoring from Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Dr. Jaspal research interests include Proliferation of nuclear weapons and missiles systems, particularly in South Asia and Middle East; Arms Control/Disarmament and Nuclear Nonproliferation regime; Pakistan’s internal and external security puzzles; Trends in the global and domestic politics of Pakistan;
Terrorism, particularly CBRN Terrorism; and Bio-security.