Members of the Task Force

Christoph O. Meyer (Co-Chair) is Head of the Department of European and International Studies of King’s College London as well as director of the FORESIGHT Research Group on Warning and Preventive Action. He has contributed to debates about the European public sphere and political integration, European strategic culture and questions of forecasting and prevention of risks by publishing in leading academic journals. He is the author of the Quest for a European Strategic Culture (2006 Palgrave) and co-author of ‘Worse, Not Better?’ Reinvigorating Early Warning For Conflict Prevention In The Post-Lisbon European Union”, Egmont Paper 48, Gent: Academia Press, (with Brante, de Franco and Otto).

Professor Karen E. Smith (Co-Chair) is Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit and Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has written extensively on EU foreign policy, EU external human rights policy, and genocide. Her most recent book is Genocide and the Europeans (Cambridge University Press, 2010). She was the recipient of the 2007 Anna Lindh award for excellence in research on European foreign and security policy.

Dr. Chiara de Franco (Coordinator) is Research Associate, and Deputy Director of the Foresight Research Project on Early Warning and Conflict Prevention, in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. She has published on different subjects, including the warning-response gap, conflict prevention, the role of religion in conflict escalation, and international political communication. Her most recent book is Forecasting, Warning and Responding to Transnational Risks (edited with Christoph Meyer, Palgrave, 2011) while her first monograph on Media Power in Contemporary Conflict is forthcoming.

Dr. Bastian Giegerich is a Senior Researcher at the Bundeswehr Institute of Social Sciences (SOWI). He is also the Consulting Senior Fellow for European Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London where he has previously worked as Research Fellow for European Security (2005-2010). He has published widely on questions of European and transatlantic security. His latest books are European Crisis Management: Connecting ambition and reality (Routledge, 2008) and the edited volume Europe and Global Security (Routledge, 2010).

Dr. Gunilla Herolf is the Vice President of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences (Kungliga Krigsvetenskapsakademien). Before, she was Senior Researcher within the Euro-Atlantic Security Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA/UI) She is a member of the Steering Group for the LISBOAN project (Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Network). In addition she is also a Member of the Swedish Society for International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska Samfundet) and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo).

Dr. Herolf’s areas of research include European integration, European security cooperation, including the CSDP and NATO, with focus on France, Germany and the UK, Nordic security policy, transatlantic relations and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini is Director of the Research and Cooperation Programme of the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Coordinator of the Department of Strategic Studies and Research at UNIMED - the Mediterranean Universities Union - and an Associate of the Genocide Prevention Programme (GPP) at George Mason University. He is the author of Genocide: Europe between the past, the present and the future (Cide 2007).

Annemarie Peen Rodt is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark, where she is affiliated to the Center for War Studies and teaches on the Masters in International Security and Law. Her main research appraises the role of regional actors in the military management of violent conflict and the protection of civilians. She is the founding editor of Ethnopolitics Papers. Recent publications include: Rodt, Annemarie Peen, 2012. ‘The African Union Mission in Burundi’, Civil Wars. September. Vol. 14, Issue 3; Rodt, Annemarie Peen and Wolff, Stefan, 2012. ‘European Union Conflict Management in the Western Balkans’, Civil Wars. September. Vol. 14, Issue 3; Rodt, Annemarie Peen, 2012. ‘Successful Conflict Management by Military Means’, Ethnopolitics. November. Vol. 11, Issue 4.

Dr. Luis Peral is Senior Research Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies. He was previously lecturer in international law at the Carlos III University in Madrid, Senior Researcher at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies of the Spanish Government, Senior Research Fellow at FRIDE and Director of the Conflict Prevention and conflict Resolution Programme at the Toledo International Center for Peace. His academic research and publications focus on UN peacekeeping, human rights and forced migration, as well as on multilateralism and global trends.

Dr. Julia Schünemann is an independent consultant and researcher in the field of peace and conflict and has given policy advice to, inter alia, the EU, the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, she worked as a researcher and project coordinator for FRIDE and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for External Relations. She regularly spends time in fragile and post-conflict-affected countries and has published on EU external action, peace- and state-building, early warning, conflict prevention, security, and the rule of law and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Ekkehard Strauss is a human rights lawyer, who, inter alia, supported the first Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide in establishing his office and develop his working method. In 2007, he rejoined the OHCHR New York Office. He previously worked for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the OSCE. His publications focus on human rights and the responsibility to protect. Dr. Strauss is currently on leave from the UN and works as consultant and researcher from Rabat, Morocco.

Fabien Terpan is Associate Professor in Public Law & European Studies at Sciences po Grenoble (France). Previously, he held a position at the University of Toulouse (1999-2006).

He has published several books and articles on EU Foreign & Security Policy, EU law & politics. His latest books are : « La politique étrangère, de sécurité et de défense de l’Union européenne », La documentation française, 2010, and « Droit et politique de l’Union européenne », Larcier, 2012. His current research interests include EU-Israel relations, Financing CSDP, the European External Action Service, Soft law in the European Union, Resistance to EU norms, the European Court of justice and the Politics of Law.

Dr Nathalie Tocci is Deputy Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali and Associate Editor of The International Spectator. She held previous research posts at the Transatlantic Academy, the European University Institute, and the Centre for European Policy Studies. Her most recent publications include Turkey's European Future: Behind the Scenes of America's Influence on EU-Turkey Relations (2011, New York University Press); The EU Civil Society and Conflict (ed. 2011, Routledge); and Civil Society, Conflict and the Politicisation of Human Rights (ed. with R. Marchetti, 2011, UN University Press).

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