Emiliano Stornelli
is the founding Chairman of the Religion & Security Council (RSC).
He established RSC in 2016 to promote the role of the religious factor in peace-building, crisis management, and conflicts resolution. His expertise encompasses a variety of fields, such as: research and analysis on foreign affairs and security issues, with particular focus on their religious dimension in the MENA and Gulf region; addressing the radical discourse of violent extremist groups; promotion of interreligious dialogue initiatives, engaging religious leaders, officials, scholars, practitioners, and civil society organizations. In the latter context, he held interreligious programs in Lebanon (Tripoli, 2018-2019), as well as forums, panel discussions, study seminars, and other meetings in Italy, with participants from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Among his other current affiliations, Emiliano Stornelli is a KAICIID European Fellow, as well as an Advisor to the International Association for Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals – Southeast Asia Region (IACSP SEA), and the IACSP Nordic Counter Terrorism Network (NCTN).
Formerly, he was an Advisor with the Pontifical Missionary Union and the International Center for Mission and Formation, Vatican City (2016-2020); 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 University in Rome.


See also:
Geopolitics with RSC Chairman Emiliano Stornelli (Interview by THO Turkish Heritage Organization)
Lebanon Is Going Through a Dark Tunnel with No End in Sight
No More “Heretics”, but “Partners” for Peace
Nigeria: A Call To Restore Security Against Extremist Violence

Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue In Italy: Challenges and Perspectives

Christian-Muslim Relations: From Dialogue to Cooperation

RSC Chairman Emiliano Stornelli in the KAICIID European Fellowship Programme

Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi: Advancing Security Through Religion
New Partnership for Peace in Iraq
Forum “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East”
Visit of the “Custos of the Holy Land” for the Future of Christians in Tripoli
Religions are the Gateway for Peace and Security
Interreligious Dialogue and Conflicts Resolution
Terrorist Attacks on Churches and Interreligious Coexistence

Tripoli, Lebanon: St. Francis Shows the Way of Peace to the Middle East

Parternship for the Middle East-Gulf Region Young Generations in Asia: Christians and Muslims in Dialogue
Human Development and Instability in the Middle East Partnership for the Mediterranean-Gulf Region
Interreligious Dialogue to Advance Security in the Middle East Partnerships for Africa and the Mediterranean
Enduring Peace Project
Interreligious Dialogue & Conflicts Resolution in the Med-Me Region
Time for a “Reset” in Saudi Arabia-Iran Relations: The Role of Interreligious Dialogue
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