Alessandro Scheffler

Alessandro Scheffler, MLitt



Mr. Alessandro Scheffler is the Academic Coordinator for the M.A. International Security Studies-program (MISS) of the Universität der Bundeswehr München in cooperation with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Before joining the MISS-team, Mr Scheffler was a research intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he supported the Senior Vice President and Kissinger Chair in a research project on the impact of the financial crisis on European defense and foreign assistance capabilities. Previously, he was the Course Assistant for the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course and the Conference of Commandants of the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes at the NATO Defense College. During this assignment, he also served as Rapporteur to the NATO Military Committee’s Working Group on Military Capabilities at its Symposium on NATO’s new Strategic Concept. Before his time at the NATO Defense College, Mr. Scheffler worked as Regional Database Consultant for Content 5 Political Intelligence Solutions from 2005-2007. After training in Mountain Infantry, he concluded his extended military service as an Academic Operations Assistant at the Marshall Center’s College for International and Security Studies in 2005. For his service, he was awarded the “Bestpreis” of the Center for the Transformation of the Bundeswehr.

Mr Scheffler holds a Master of Letters (MLitt) in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews (2010), where he also worked as a Postgraduate Research Intern at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and studied Economics and Social Sciences (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) in English, Italian and German at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where he was a Kuwait International Petroleum scholar.

Publications:

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