Eitan Buchalter is Director of the Forward Studies and Innovation section, where he focuses on global approaches for nurturing innovation processes within education, science research and political organizations. He has extensive work experience devising and implementing enterprising projects for a wide variety of clients, including the Tate Modern and The Science Museum in London. Eitan has designed and tested a systematic approach for nurturing innovation processes within primary, secondary and higher education that has been praised by the Department for Education (UK) and National Innovation Council (India). Most recently, Eitan has completed groundbreaking research into innovation processes in science and is currently working on a book in order to disseminate his findings. A key outcome from Eitan's study has been to advise the British Treasury on how best to fund academic science. He has also devised and delivered courses on how organisations can develop and sustain a culture of innovation. Eitan holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Anthropology from University College London.
Clara is a Resident Fellow at the GGI's Global Justice Unit, where she develops strategic partnerships and collaborative projects for research and capacity-building in this area. She has a background in teaching and higher education management and is currently a Course Expert at the European Institute for Public Administration in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She is also a PhD Researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University in The Hague. Her thesis focuses on the evaluation of strategies to counter human trafficking and labour exploitation in Europe. In her free time, she volunteers for national and international NGOs. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Clara holds an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Manchester (UK) as well as an M.A. and a B.A. from the University of Bologna (Italy).
Benedikt Franke is currently helping to organize the next Munich Security Conference. Before that he worked for the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Benedikt has published widely on international affairs, particularly with respect to peace and security issues in Africa. Dr. Franke holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has been a post-doctoral fellow at Oxford University.
Prof. Joachim Koops (BA, LPC Oxon, MSc Turku, PhD Kiel) is a Board Member of the Global Governance Institute. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Founding Director of GGI, having co-founded the Institute with Christof Tatschl, Benedikt Franke and Michal Skwarczynski. He is currently Professor of Security Studies and Scientific Director of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University. From 2014 to 2018, Joachim was Dean of Vesalius College of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he devised, led and implemented an ambitious reform process turning the College from a Liberal Arts College to an interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate and executive school of global affairs. His expertise includes European and Global Diplomacy, UN, EU and NATO approaches to peacekeeping, peacebuilding and global security governance, cooperation and rivalry between international organizations and rapid reaction approaches to crisis management. In addition, he maintains a strong interest in 'Global Ethics' issues in the field of peace and security as well as in the future of global education, academic reform and ‘turnaround’ and innovative teaching. Previously, Joachim served as the Lessons Learned Advisor for the Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG), and in 2012 as Advisor to the Head of the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security (UNLOPS), Brussels as well as to the Head of the Partnership Unit of the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations, New York. He is also a member of the Ethics Review Committee of the European Commission. Recent and forthcoming publications include 'The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor' (co-edited with Gjovalin Macaj, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalization (co-edited with Daniel Fiott, Palgrave, 2014) The Oxford Handbook of U.N. Peacekeeping Operations (co-edited with Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy and Paul D. Williams, Oxford University Press, 2015) and The European Union as an Integrative Power (2011).
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- Europe's Return to UN peacekeeping
- European Peace & Security Studies Certificate (EPSS)
- Command & Control in Peacekeeping: A Comparative Analysis of UN, EU and NATO Approaches
- Spring Lecture Series 2012: The International Criminal Court’s Second Decade: Quo Vadis?
- Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Relations in Global Governance
- INFOCORE: (IN)Forming Conflict Prevention, Response and Resolution: The Role of Media in Conflict
Silviu Piros is the Founding Director of the European Centre for Global Education. His research focuses on the education – diplomacy nexus, evaluating the European Union’s emerging role as a diplomatic actor in global higher education. His expertise lies in higher education capacity-building, digital transformation in academia, and blended learning instructional design. To date he has been involved in a large number of EU funded projects in the field of higher education, including ERASMUS+, Jean Monnet and TEMPUS. Silviu has designed and implemented several Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair programmes. An advocate of active learning, Silviu is since 2017 Faculty Advisor for the EuroSim Model European Union organised by the Transatlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations (TACEUSS). He co-organises the biennial European Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, International Relations and European Studies (EuroTLC) and is a Steering Committee member of the ECPR’s Teaching and Learning Politics (TLP) Standing Group. Silviu is a doctoral researcher in Education Diplomacy (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), holds an LL. B and BPhil (University of Bucharest) and a MSc. in European Integration (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
Col Christof Tatschl is a Director of GGI and a Senior Expert in the Peace and Security Section. His focal points are Cyber Defence, International Institutions and their interactions, Security Sector Reform, Disarmament, Information Operation. He is the Deputy Head of the Cyber Defence Division in the Austrian MOD, he was the Chief of Staff and Military Counsellor at the Austrian Military Representation to the EU and NATO, focusing on arms control and Security Sector Reform. He has served as the Chief of Staff of the Multinational Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG). Col Tatschl holds an MA degree in Politics, Security and Strategy from the University of Vienna, is a graduate of the Austrian General Staff course and the US Army Command and General Staff Officers Course.