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Researchers and Faculty Advisers

The Research Division is manned by a team of Researchers and Faculty Advisors that research on NATO-related issues.


The NATO Defense College offers a number of fellowships each year in the field of defence and security policy research related to NATO and its Partners.

  • Oshri Bar-Gil BIO

    Oshri Bar-Gil

    Mediterranean Dialogue Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    Distributed cognitive systems (Human-machine teaming); the cultural, organizational and human impacts of Digitalization (“Digital Transformation”); technology acceptance in defense settings; the impact of digital information consumption and Digital and AI policy
  • Ismet Fatih Čančar BIO

    Ismet Fatih Čančar

    Partnership for Peace Fellow

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    Foreign affairs and international security relations, energy security and global political economy
  • Juan Andres Gannon BIO

    Juan Andres Gannon

    Eisenhower PhD Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    International conflict, the technology of war, and the political economy of national security
  • Alexandra Gheciu BIO

    Alexandra Gheciu

    Visiting Scholar

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    Multilateralism and International Institutions: NATO, European Union, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, United Nations; Global governance; International Security; Norm dissemination and international socialization; Euro-Atlantic relations; Liberal Order; European Integration and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Youssef Mnaili BIO

    Youssef Mnaili

    Mediterranean Dialogue Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    State-Society relationships, Indirect governance theory and Defence policy
Fellows work on a NATO-relevant topic throughout their fellowship at the NDC. Their papers are then published in one of the NDC Series.

Non-Resident Associate Fellows

The NDC created in 2019 a new category of researchers affiliated to the NDC Research Division: the Non-Resident Associate Fellows (NRAFs).
NRAFs support the College through their expertise on areas that are relevant to the NDC and NATO's broader agenda.
Current Non-Resident Associate Fellows are Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi from the Royal United Services Institute (UK), Thomas G. Mahnken from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Antonio Missiroli, former NATO Assistant Secretary General, Andrew Monaghan from the University of Oxford, and Sten Rynning from the University of Southern Denmark.