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Benedetta BERTI Head of Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Brussels


 An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, Benedetta has held positions at Harvard University, West Point, the Institute for National Security Studies and the Foreign Policy Research Institute, among others. Since 2018, Benedetta serves as Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO.
 In the past decade, Benedetta has 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 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.
 Benedetta is a frequent news commentator on international security, foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Her comments and interviews have been featured in a number of prominent news outlets, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, Reuters and al-Jazeera. She is also a frequent guest lecturer and public speaker.
 Her work and research have been awarded numerous awards, grants and fellowships, including the World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, the Horowitz Foundation Grant, the Lady Davis Fellowship, the Bradley Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the Morris Abrams Award in International Relations, the Rosenthal Fellowship and the International Center for Non-Violent Conflict Curriculum Fellowship.
 Benedetta holds a BA in Oriental Studies from the University of Bologna, an MA and PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School (Tufts University), and two post-doctorates in International Relations and Political Science.