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Daisy Bisoffi brings a multidisciplinary international affairs background to the table, having worked on civic empowerment, conflict management and mediation in a Middle-eastern NGO (Amman, Jordan), on human security (Women, Peace and security; Protection of Civilians; CR-SGBV, PVE) as well as strategic communications at NATO, Office of the Secretary General, and the NATO Communications and Information Agency, and on conflict prevention and sustaining peace at the United Nations HQ in New York - Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
Currently at the Institute for European Studies (IES) (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - an academic Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and policy think tank in Brussels (Belgium) - Miss Bisoffi works as Project Research Assistant focusing on preventing radicalization; countering violent extremism; de-radicalisation and reintegration avenues; narratives, ideologies and political violence. Her interests lie at the intersection of academia and policy-making. At the moment, she is looking into the volatile interlinkage between terrorism, ontological (in)security and resilience, and how this can affect (global) security actors’ identity and self-perception. Relatedly, she is also exploring the integration of ‘building resilience’ into crisis management policies/operations by international organizations, in particular the EU and NATO.
Miss Bisoffi graduated Summa cum Laude in International and Diplomatic Affairs (BA) at the University of Trieste (Italy), and with Distinction in Political Strategy and Communication with International Conflict and Security (MA) at Kent University (UK, Brussels School of International Studies) with a thesis on NATO’s strategic communication on its gender mainstreaming agenda. She also earned an Advanced MSc (Greatest Distinction) in European Integration-Security and Migration from the Vrjie Universitet Brussel-Institute of European Studies, with a thesis on the EU counterterrorism and building resilience efforts from an ontological security perspective via critical discourse analysis.