Emiliano Stornelli is the founding Chairman of the Religion & Security Council (RSC). He established RSC to promote conflicts resolution and peace-building by addressing the role of the religious factor in international crises. A KAICIID European Fellow, Emiliano Stornelli consults with the Pontifical Missionary Union and the International Center for Mission and Formation, on the coordination of editorial activities, research projects, and study seminars. In 2018 and 2019, he directed cooperation programs and interreligious dialogue activities in Lebanon (Tripoli, Beirut). He is also a Fellow of the International Association for Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals – South-East Asia Region (IACSP SEA). Previously, Emiliano Stornelli was Director of the Mediterranean & Middle East Program at the Italian Atlantic Committee (Rome, 2011-2016), and Advisor to the President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (Brussels, 2014-2016). Specialized in Strategic Studies at the Center for High Defense Studies (Italian Ministry of Defense), Emiliano Stornelli was Visiting Researcher at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., and collaborated with the Military Center for Strategic Studies. He graduated at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.