Nora has extensive work experience in programme management in (post-) conflict environments, focusing on security sector reform, governance, crisis prevention, mediation & dialogue, and the efficient establishment of regional networks. Nora led teams and managed project sub-offices. She has worked for the OECD, GIZ and DCAF. She worked several years in the Levant region (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan) with civil society, the strategic level of executive authorities and the security forces.
Nora holds a master degree in International Security from Sciences-Po Paris and a master degree in Interpretation for Arabic and French from Leipzig University. She is fluent in Arabic, English, French and German.
Contact Nora at: nora-elise.beck(at)lanosec.de
Lars is an expert in Police Reform, Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (PVE/CVE), and Conflict Prevention. He has managed projects and programmes for the Federation of German Industries (BDI), UN DPKO, UNODC and GIZ in Berlin, New York, the Sahel Region and Palestine. He designed and implemented stakeholder analyses, focus group discussions, perception surveys and conflict-sensitive monitoring systems.
Lars studied in Germany, Brazil and England. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin and a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Passau University. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.
Contact Lars at: lars.doebert(at)lanosec.de
Jesus is a military expert specialised in gender, peace and security and worked for the Spanish Armed Forces for more than 36 years. For three years, he was the Chief of the NATO Office of the Gender Advisor at the International Military Staff, where he provided advice on gender and UNSCR 1325. He also drafted the first Military Guidelines on the Prevention of, and Response to, Conflict-related Sexual and Gender-based Violence approved by the NATO North Atlantic Council. Furthermore, he was the Deputy Head of Protocol at the Spanish Ministry of Defence and the Personal Military Assistant to the Spanish Military Representative to the EU and NATO in Brussels. He also served as Head of Team in the European Community Monitor Mission in Former Yugoslavia (EU) and as Political Advisor and Head of Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR).
Jesus has been working as a consultant for numerous organisations, such as DCAF, UN Women, the EU and the OSCE ODIHR. He is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
Contact Jesus at: jesus.gil-ruiz(at)lanosec.de
Barbara is an international policy professional working both within civil society and the private sector. She has a well-versed background in foreign and security policy and extensive experience in multi-stakeholder management, political analysis and consulting as well as programme development.
As Director with the Agora Strategy Group, a political consultancy, she headed the Berlin office, managed the Agora Strategy Institute, the consultancy’s think tank unit, and lead client projects. Prior to that, she was Press Officer and Project Manager with the Munich Security Conference, one of the world’s leading platforms for debating international security policy.
Barbara studied political science, international law and cultural anthropology in Munich and Paris. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and German and speaks basic Italian.
Contact Barbara at: barbara.mittelhammer(at)lanosec.de