Benedetta Berti is a foreign policy and security researcher, analyst, consultant, author and lecturer. Her work focuses on armed groups and internal wars, analyzing the impact of insecurity on civilians and studying how to build more peaceful and resilient communities. An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, Benedetta Berti is also Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In 2015 the Italian government awarded her the Order of the Star of Italy (order of Knighthood). Since 2018, she serves as Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO.