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Conversations with Strategy featuring Ilana Bet-El on strategy and the private sector - 4 November 2021

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Chair: Eleonora Natale, Lecturer in International History

Discussant: Professor James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security

Speaker: Ilana Bet-El, strategic adviser, writer and historian and former UN official and senior adviser on the Balkans

Ilana Bet-El will discuss her career as a strategic adviser, writer and historian, including her role as a former UN official and senior adviser on the Balkans. She will also discuss her extensive work with both governments and clients in the private sector on geostrategic and policy issues related to security, defence and energy in the EU, Russia, Turkey and broader Europe, the Middle East and the Trans-Atlantic community.

'Conversations with Strategy' is an events series offering all War Studies students a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of our most prestigious visiting fellows. From former diplomats to intelligence analysts, journalists, civil servants and policymakers, visiting fellows will discuss their career journey, key tips, advice for success in their chosen profession and the lessons they’ve learned, and offer insights into contemporary strategic challenges.

This will be followed by a Q & A and conversation with students.

 

Bio

Ilana Bet-El is a strategic adviser, writer and historian. A former UN official and senior adviser on the Balkans, she has worked extensively with both governments and clients in the private sector on geostrategic and policy issues related to security, defence and energy in the EU, Russia, Turkey and broader Europe, the Middle East and the Trans-Atlantic community.

With a background in the media and academia, she has published widely, including a weekly column on EU defence and security. She holds a PhD in history from UCL, is a member of the WIIS (Women In International Security) Senior Advisory Board in Brussels, and a Visiting Fellow at King’s College London Department of War Studies.

 

This event is part of the 'Conversations with Strategy' seminar series, that will offer students a unique opportunity to gain insights from the Department's distinguished visiting fellows.

Please register via Zoom, once registered attendees will receive an email confirming the joining details.

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Eleonora Natale

Eleonora Natale

Lecturer in International History

James  Gow

James Gow

Professor of International Peace and Security


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4 November 2021

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