Bianca Matras has obtained her master’s degree with excellence from University of Haifa where she specialized on National Security Studies.
She has contoured her expertise by acting as a Research Assistant for almost two years at the National Security Studies Centre in Israel, in addition to supporting full-time a Cybersecurity/Intelligence agency. Additionally, Bianca also joined as an intern the Romanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, where she was in charge of media monitoring and crafting the weekly press report. Academically, her work focused on geopolitical risk-assessments and on analyzing the EU integration policies for refugees with the aim to prevent/combat radicalization that leads to violent extremism and terrorism.
Having moved to Luxembourg, Bianca has concluded an introductory year into the PhD studies at the Institute of Political Science from the University of Luxembourg where she conducted research in regard to the military interference in politics in the Middle East in general and, in particular, on the army’s role during the Syrian conflict.
Some of her papers and articles can be found on topics concerning Middle East' conflicts, organized crime and democratization processes.
Ares of expertise/Research interests:
1. Philosophical aspects in National Security;
2. Military Strategy and Ethics;
3. Organized Crime;
4. Radicalization/De-Radicalization and terrorism studies.