Dr Nora Bensahel is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, specializing in military strategy and doctrine. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Her recent work has examined stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, post-conflict reconstruction, military coalitions, and multilateral intervention.
Dr. Brimmer is Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in transatlantic political and security affairs. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Executive Board of Women in International Security.
Professor Michael Cox
Professor Michael Cox was appointed to a Chair in International Relations at the London School of Economics in 2003, where he is Director of IDEAS, a Centre for the Study of Diplomacy and Strategy. He is also Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
Professor G John Ikenberry
G John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is also the Bradley Professor of International Security Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Her areas of research interest are national security strategy, the effective use of military force, and European politics.
Julianne Smith is director of the Europe Program and the Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership (RTP) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. She leads the centre’s activities on US-European political, security, and economic relations and European political and economic integration. She is the author or contributor to a number of CSIS books and reports. Julianne also codirects the Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism.
Hans Binnendijk is currently the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Policy and Founding Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University. He previously served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control (1999-2001). He is author or co-author of more than 100 articles, editorials and reports. His most recent book is Seeing the Elephant: The U.S. Role in Global Security (Potomac Books: 2006).
Alexandra Gheciu is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Between 1998 and 2000, she was a SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Doctoral Fellow on Peace and Security in a Changing World, and, in 2001-02, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She then moved to Oxford University, where she taught International Relations and conducted research for the Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War. Alexandra’s first monograph, NATO in the ‘New Europe’, was published by Stanford University Press in 2005. At present, she is finishing a new monograph entitled Western Security Institutions and the ‘War on Terror’ (forthcoming with Oxford University Press, 2008).
Mark Joyce is Americas Editor with Jane’s Country Risk and a former Head of RUSI’s Transatlantic Programme. He holds Associate Fellowships with RUSI and with the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos (GEES) in Madrid, specialising in transatlantic relations, US foreign and security policy and Latin American politics and security. He has lived in Nicaragua and Argentina and has travelled extensively in the region.
He has written for publications including the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Jane’s Foreign Report and Oxford Analytica Daily Brief and has provided commentary for the BBC, CNN, CNBC and Sky News. His publications and reports for RUSI include Transformation of Military Operations on the Cusps (2006, with United States Department of Defense); Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance, (2005, with the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Washington DC) and Reforming NATO Force Generation, (2005, with NATO and UK MoD).
He holds an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University.