Speakers 2020

Claudio Graziano

Chairman, Military Committee, European Union

General Claudio Graziano was appointed Chairman of the European Union Military Committee in 2018, following his time as Chief of the Italian Defence General Staff since 2015. Prior to that he served as Chief of Staff of the Italian Army from 2011 to 2015, and as Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence from 2010 to 2011. In 2007 he was appointed UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander by the UN Secretary General, where he led the mission for three years, from 2007 to 2010. General Claudio Graziano graduated from the Italian Army Staff College and the United States Army War College and holds two bachelor’s – one in Strategic Military Studies from the University of Turin and one in Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste – as well as two Masters’ – one in Human Sciences from the Catholic University in Rome and one in Strategic Military Sciences.