Emiliano Stornelli is the founding Chairman of the Religion & Security Council (RSC).
He established RSC in 2016 with the aim to promote conflicts resolution and peace-building by addressing the role of the religious factor in international crises. A KAICIID European Fellow, Emiliano Stornelli coordinates editorial activities, research projects, and study seminars at the Pontifical Missionary Union and the International Center for Mission and Formation. 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), and Advisor to the IACSP Nordic Counter Terrorism Network. 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. As an analyst and researcher, he has published widely on Middle East affairs, Transatlantic relations, the US foreign policy, and the role of the religious factor in conflicts resolution. He graduated at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.
Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi: Advancing Security Through Religion
Interreligious Dialogue to Advance Security in the Middle East Partnerships for Africa and the Mediterranean