Wikistrat Expert Dr. Benedetta Berti

Dr. Benedetta Berti

Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies

Dr. Benedetta Berti is a research fellow specializing in terrorism and political violence in the Middle East at the Institute for National Security Studies. She focuses specifically on political integration of armed groups, democratization, social movements and civil society, as well as Palestinian, Lebanese, and Syrian politics.

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Biography

Dr. Benedetta Berti is a research fellow specializing in terrorism and political violence in the Middle East at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). She focuses specifically on political integration of armed groups, democratization, social movements and civil society, as well as Palestinian, Lebanese, and Syrian politics. In addition to working at INSS, Dr. Berti is also a Young Atlanticist at the Atlantic Council, and a member of the faculty at Tel Aviv University.

Before joining INSS, Dr. Berti worked in NGOs and research institutes in Latin America, the Middle East, and the US, focusing on human rights, internal conflict, and political violence. She was a lecturer and researcher at Tufts and Harvard Universities, a legislative and policy assistant on Capitol Hill, and a fellow at the Reut Institute.

She has written extensively on political participation of armed groups, human rights, and Middle Eastern politics. She has authored two books on these subjects with Johns Hopkins University press, and regularly publishes book chapters and articles in journals, edited volumes, policy publications, and newspapers.

Dr. Berti is a frequent news commentator on international security, Middle Eastern politics, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Her comments and interviews have been featured in a number of prominent news outlets, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Times of Israel, and the Jerusalem Post. Benedetta also regularly lectures on these topics.

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Academic Qualifications:
PhD in International Relations, Tufts University
MA in Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
BA in Oriental Studies, The University of Bologna

Areas of Expertise:
Middle East
Terrorism
Civil Society and Social Movements
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Democratization

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