Dr. Pavel K. Baev is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a research professor for the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). He held a NATO Democratic Institutions fellowship from 1994 to 1996, was co-editor of the academic journal Security Dialogue from 1995 to 2001 and a PRIO board member from 1999 to 2005. He earned a master’s degree from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Institute for U.S. Canadian Studies.

Dr. Katrin Bastian is a professor of international relations at the Marshall Center who also serves as deputy director of the center’s European Security Seminar-South and European Security Seminar-North. She previously worked as an adviser to the ambassador of Liechtenstein in Berlin, and as a lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin and the University of California at Berkeley in the United States. She earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Humboldt University.

Lt. Cmdr. Travis Bean, U.S. Navy, is a foreign area officer and former submarine officer. He has served on exchange with the Royal Navy and on two fast attack submarines. He earned master’s degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico in the United States, and in diplomacy and international strategy from the London School of Economics.


Matthew Funk is a Master of Global Affairs student at the University of Toronto, where he is pursuing a concentration in security studies. He was an intern at the Marshall Center in 2022, working on issues pertaining to Russian risk calculus and the evolving Russia-China relationship. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. His primary research interests are strategic competition and hybrid threats.

Cmdr. Rachael Gosnell is a foreign area officer and strategist for the U.S. Navy. She is a doctoral candidate in International Security and Economic Policy at the University of Maryland in the United States, with a focus on U.S. Arctic strategy and the implications for Arctic security dilemma dynamics. She serves as the program director for the Marshall Center’s European Security Seminar-North.


Dr. Graeme P. Herd is a professor of transnational security studies and chair of the Research and Policy Analysis Department at the Marshall Center. He directs the Marshall Center’s Russia Hybrid Seminar Series, which focuses on Russian risk calculus, red lines, crisis behavior and their implications for policy responses by the United States, Germany, friends and allies.


Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski is a lecturer in security studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Glasgow, and program director of the International Master Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies, an Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree program. He was a visiting scholar at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan, the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center in Japan, the Aleksanteri Institute in Finland, the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Shanghai International Studies University in China.

Dr. Vinay Kaura is an assistant professor at the Department of International Affairs and Security Studies, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice in Rajasthan, India. He is coordinator of the university’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and research coordinator for the school’s executive program in Conflict and Security Studies for midlevel police professionals in India. His research interests include India’s foreign policy, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, and conflict resolution in Kashmir.

Dr. Tova Norlén is professor of counterterrorism and international security studies in the Transnational Security Studies Department at the Marshall Center. She also serves as the academic advisor to the center’s Program on Terrorism and Security Studies.



Dr. Kseniya Sotnikova is a political officer for the European Union Advisory Mission, Ukraine. She is a security policy expert with nine years of experience in the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council. Her focus is on policymaking, security studies and good governance.



Falk Tettweiler is a researcher and analyst in the Research and Policy Analysis Department at the Marshall Center. His work focuses on strategic narratives and the cognitive dimension of strategic competition.



Pavlo Troian is a Ukrainian diplomat, political expert and employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. He has worked in the ministry’s press service for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the Commonwealth of Independent States (in Minsk, Belarus) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus. He studied at the Marshall Center in 2017.