Dr. Benedetta Berti is a foreign policy and security researcher, analyst, consultant, author and lecturer. Her work focuses on human security and internal conflicts, as well as on post-conflict stabilization and peacebuilding. Dr. Berti is the author of three books, including Armed Political Organizations. From Conflict to Integration (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
Her work and research have appeared, among others, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Al-Jazeera as well as in academic journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Democratization the Middle East Journal, ORBIS and Mediterranean Politics.
She is a Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a TED Senior Fellow, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and an independent human security consultant. In 2015 the Italian government awarded her the Order of the Star of Italy (order of Knighthood).