Benedetta Berti

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Benedetta Berti of the INSS in a photo from the INSS website. Accessed 27 November 2012.

Benedetta Berti is a Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, specializing in terrorism and political violence in the Middle East.[1]


PhD 03/2011 The Fletcher School, Tufts University International Relations

  • Field of Specialization: International security, international law, Middle Eastern politics.
  • Dissertation Title: "The Power of Politics vs. the Politics of Power: Exploring the Political Activism of Armed Groups"
  • PhD Committee: Professor Richard Shultz (advisor), Professor William Martel, andProfessor Andrew Hess (The Fletcher School, Tufts University)

MA 05/2007 The Fletcher School, Tufts University International Relations

  • Coursework at Tufts and Harvard universities in international security studies and conflictresolution, public international law, Middle Eastern Studies.

Certificate 08/2004 University of Oxford, George Washington University Intl. Law

  • Graduate Program in International Human Rights Law

BA 07/2005 University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy) Middle Eastern Studies

  • Graduated summa cum laude, GPA: 4.1/A+
  • Fields of specialization: Islamic studies, comparative religions, and anthropology[2]

Career History

  • 2012 - present: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University
  • 2011 - present: Policy and Defense Consultant working with foreign Embassies in Israel, private consulting groups (Oxford Analytica) and international organizations.
  • 2011 - present: Lecturer, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies and Overseas School, Tel Aviv University
  • 2008 - present Neubauer Research Fellow (2008-2010), Associate Fellow (2010- present),Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University
  • 2007 - 2008: Researcher, National Security and the Law Program, Harvard Law School
  • 2006 - 2008: Graduate Research Fellow, Jebsen Center for Counterterrorism Studies, Tufts University
  • 2005 - 2007: Faculty Assistant and Lecturer, Dept of Political Science and Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • 2002 - 2005: Researcher (2002-2003), Head of Research Department and Senior Analyst(2003-2005), CAPISE Center of Political Analysis and Social and Economic Research(Chiapas, Mexico)[2]

Current Activities

Berti is currently a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies. She is also a Young Atlanticist at the Atlantic Council, and a member of the faculty at Tel Aviv University.[1]



Gleis, J. L. & Berti, B., Hamas and Hezbollah: A Comparative Study, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

INSS Publications

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Berti, B., 'Israel and the Arab Spring: Understanding Attitudes and Responses to the New Middle East' (Al Mesbar Studies and Research Center, Dubai, forthcoming)
  • Berti, B., 'Lebanon's Quest for Independence: Between Fragmentation, Political Instability and Foreign Intervention', in Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel ed. Religion, Education, and Governance in the Middle East: Between Tradition and Modernity (London: Ashgate, fall 2012).
  • Berti, B., 'Lebanon', in Assaf Moghadam, ed. Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism: Trends and Patterns (London, New York: Routledge, 2011).
  • Berti, B., 'Lebanon: Between Democratization and Islamization', Strategic Survey for Israel 2010 (Tel Aviv: Institute for National Security Studies, 2010).
  • Berti, B., 'Electoral Reform in Lebanon', in Azzedine Layachi ed. Global Studies: The Middle East (Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 2010).
  • Berti, B., 'Escaping the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Securing a Role for Human Rights in Counterterrorism', in Cornelia Beyer and Michael Bauer eds.: Effectively Countering Terrorism: The Challenges of Prevention, Preparedness and Response, (Brighton, Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2009).
  • Berti, B., 'Testimoni di Storia: Ricerca, Memoria e l’Insegnamento della Storia Contemporanea (Witnesses of History: Research, Memory, and the Teaching of Contemporary History), (Rome, Italy: Italian Ministry for Education, National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy, May 2004).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Articles, Reports, Memos, Briefings

Op-Eds and Short Articles



  1. 1.0 1.1 Benedetta Berti biography, INSS website.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Benedetta Berti Curriculum Vitae,