The People

Structure

Biographies

Board

Our Board members advise and steer the organisation,
notably through thematic Working Groups (WG).

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Hugo MEIJER

CNRS Research Fellow - Sciences Po, Center for International Studies (CERI).

RESEARCH THEMES

International Relations,
Foreign Policy Analysis,
Security Studies, 
Alliances.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Oxford University Press,
International Security, International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, Survival (inter alia).

TREASURER

Adrien ESTÈVE

Postdoctoral Researcher - Sciences Po, Center for International Studies (CERI).

RESEARCH THEMES

 International relations,
Climate change,
Security,
Environment,
Defence.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Presses Universitaires de France,
International politics,
Springer (inter alia).

SECRETARY-GENERAL

Silvia D’AMATO

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) - Leiden University.

RESEARCH THEMES

Terrorism,
Political Violence and War,
Peace and Justice.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

European Security,
International Studies Review,
Critical Studies on Terrorism (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Avinash PALIWAL

Associate Professor of International Relations - SOAS University of London.

RESEARCH THEMES

International Relations,
South Asia,
Security,
Migration,
Foreign Policy Analysis.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Oxford University Press,
International Studies Quarterly,
Journal of Global Security Studies (inter alia)
.

BOARD MEMBER

Marco WYSS

FRHistS, FHEA. Reader in International History and Security at Lancaster University, Research Fellow at the University of the Free State.

RESEARCH THEMES

Cold War,
African and European defence, Neutrality.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Oxford University Press, Brill, 
Cooperation and Conflict, 
Journal of Cold War Studies (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Katarzyna ZYSK

Professor of International Relations and Contemporary History - Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS).

RESEARCH THEMES

Russia,
Deterrence,
Escalation,
Military strategy.


PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Cambridge University Press,
Oxford University Press, 
Journal of Strategic Studies (inter alia). 

BOARD MEMBER

Flavia GASBARRI

Teaching Fellow in International History and co-Chair of the Africa Research Group - King's College London.

RESEARCH THEMES

Cold War in the Third World,
Post-Cold War US foreign policy,
US-Africa relations,
Southern Africa,
Horn of Africa,
African Great Lakes region,
Rwandan genocide.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Cornell University Press,
Cold War History
The International History Review (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Mauro GILLI

Senior Researcher in Military Technology and International Security - Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich.

RESEARCH THEMES

Security studies,
Military innovations,
Political economy of national security,
Asymmetric war.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

International Security,
Security Studies,
Social Science Quarterly (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Marina HENKE

Professor of International Relations - Hertie School in Berlin and Northwestern University in Chicago.

RESEARCH THEMES

Intervention decision-making,
Nuclear security,
U.S. and European Grand Strategy.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

International Security,
Security Studies,
International Studies Quarterly,
Journal of Strategic Studies (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Stephanie HOFMANN

Professor and Joint Chair in International Relations - European University Institute.

RESEARCH THEMES

International relations,
International organisations,
International and regional security,
Global ordering,
Political parties.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Journal of Common Market Studies, International Affairs, 
Journal of European Public Policy
(inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Nicolas BLAREL

Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of Studies at the Institute of Political Science.

RESEARCH THEMES

Foreign Policy Analysis,
Politics of migration governance,
International politics of South Asia. 

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Oxford University Press,
Bristol University Press,
European Political Science,
European Journal of International Relations,
Foreign Policy Analysis (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Olivier SCHMITT

Director of Research and Studies - French Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN), on secondment from the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark.

RESEARCH THEMES

Multilateral military cooperation, Comparative defence policies,
Arms control,
Military transformation,
Strategic narratives,
Influence and propaganda,
Far-right ideologies.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Brookings Institution Press, 
Georgetown University Press, 
Presses de Sciences Po, 
Presses Universitaires de France, International Politics,
International Affairs (inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Chiara RUFFA

Professor of Political Science - Sciences Po, Center for International Studies (CERI).

RESEARCH THEMES

Multilateralism on the ground, Peacekeeping,
Civil-military relations,
Political sociology,
Fieldwork.

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

European Journal of International Relations,
Security Studies, 
The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

(inter alia).

BOARD MEMBER

Tim Sweijs

Director of Research - The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.

RESEARCH THEMES

Warfare (past, present, future),
Strategy,
Coercion,
Deterrence,
Emerging technologies

PUBLICATION OUTLETS

Routledge,
Asser-Springer,
Palgrave Macmillan (inter alia).

Support Team

At the heart of the organisation, our Support Team ensures the Initiative and its events run smoothly.

TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

Arthur PB LAUDRAIN

Arthur is responsible for most of the online logistics of the organisation, from this website to the membership system, as well as the newsletter. He is a DPhil candidate in Cybersecurity at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College). Arthur has been with us since 2017.

EVENTS COORDINATOR

John NT HELFERICH

John is your first point of contact. He is in charge of our email communications, and ensures smooth coordination between chairs and panel members, among other things. He is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. John joined the Initiative in 2020.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Eugenio SANCHEZ

Eugenio has joined us recently to assist with the development of our communication strategy. He has completed his Masters at Sciences Po Paris.



















© Copyright 2018 - 2022 EISS - All rights reserved | Tous droits réservés.
Any third-party image and content remains the property of its owners.
Euro-SWAMOS images © Marine Nationale, EEAS, État-Major des Armées, NATO CCDCOE.

EISS is a registered charity under French law. | L'EISS est une association loi 1901.

Last update: 01/11/2022
Created and maintained by APB_Laudrain
Freelance website designing and hosting

Built with Mobirise ‌

Website Maker