Dr. Benedetta Berti is Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO. An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, in the past decade Dr. Benedetta Berti has held research and teaching positions at West Point, Tel Aviv University, the Institute for National Security Studies and the Foreign Policy Research Institute, among others. Her research focuses on armed groups, internal wars, and protection of civilians. Dr. Berti is the author of four books, including “Armed Political Organizations. From Conflict to Integration” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) and her work and research have appeared, among others, in Al-Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the National Interest, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times; as well as in academic journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Parameters, the Middle East Journal, ORBIS, Democratization, Civil Wars, Government & Opposition and Mediterranean Politics.