Alessandro Scheffler

Alessandro Scheffler, MLitt


Alessandro Scheffler Corvaja is a Research Associate at Bundeswehr University Munich and a Graduate Fellow of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation. He currently serves as Academic Coordinator of the M.A. International Security Studies, a joint program with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. His primary focus areas are alliance theory and NATO in particular, as well as piracy and energy security, on which he teaches regularly in NATO School and Marshall Center programs.

His previous stations include the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C., the NATO Defense College in Rome, the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence in St Andrews, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Mr Scheffler Corvaja holds a Master of Letters (MLitt) in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and studied Economics and Social Sciences (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) in English, Italian and German at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). He has been a recipient of the “Bestpreis” of the Center for the Transformation of the Bundeswehr, a Manfred-Wörner-Fellow with the German Marshall Fund and is currently a member of the Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. 

Publications:

With Carlo Masala, “Security Alliances,” in: Balzaq, T. and Dunn Cavelty, M., The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies (2. Ed.). Forthcoming 2015.

“The G7 in a multipolar world,“ Per Concordiam 6 No. 3, September 2015, pp. 48-51.

 “Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Retreat or Repositioning?“ KAS International Reports 7/2015, pp. 20-34.

With Aylin Matle, “After the Wales Summit: An Assessment of NATO’s Strategic Agenda,” Facts and Findings 162, Sankt Augustin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, November 2014.

With the Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts, “Die deutsche G7-Präsidentschaft (I): Die G7 als Chance - Rückkehr zum Kern einer wertebasierten Global Governance” (“The German Presidency of the G7: Return to the core of a value-based Global Governance”), Analysen und Argumente 156, Sankt Augustin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, October 2014.

 “Why tackling German energy dependence is harder than you thought”, Op-Ed, Transnational Energy Virtual Community of Interest, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, May 2014.

With the Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts, “Globale Megatrends (I): Weltweite Machtverschiebungen“(“Global Megatrends – Global Power Shifts”), Analysen und Argumente 134, November 2013.

With Dustin Dehez and Christian Rieck, “Small States and Regional Cooperation in West Africa: What is the legacy of Benin’s Presidency of the African Union?”, KAS International Reports 3/2013, pp. 92-111.

“The EU and Brazil: On different meanings of Multilateralism”, in: Dane, Brazil Emerging in the Global Security Order, Rio de Janeiro: Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, 2013.

“Bündnissolidarität für die Türkei? Türkische Politik in der Syrienkrise“/ „Allied Solidarity with Turkey? Turkish policy in the Syria crisis“, Gesellschaft – Wirtschaft – Politik 1-2013, pp. 31-38.

Review of Ehrhart, Gareis and Pentland, Afghanistan in the Balance - Counterinsurgency, Comprehensive Approach, and Political Order, Per Concordiam 3 No. 3, November 2011. 

With T.J. Cipoletti, “Allies & Austerity: Towards Smarter or Smaller Defense?”, Per    Concordiam, Vol. 5, July 2011.

With Stephen Flanagan and Heather Conley, “A Perfect European Economic Storm”, in: Stephen Flanagan et al., “A Diminishing Transatlantic Partnership: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on European Defense and Foreign Assistance Capabilities”, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.: May 2011.

With Stephen Flanagan and T.J. Cipoletti, “Outlook for Defense: Doing Less with Less?”, in: Stephen Flanagan et al., “A Diminishing Transatlantic Partnership: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on European Defense and Foreign Assistance Capabilities”, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.: May 2011.

“Piracy: Threat or Nuisance?”, Research Paper Nr. 56, NATO Defense College, Rome: February 2010.

Alessandro Scheffler

Alessandro Scheffler, MLitt