Florence Gaub is director of the research division at NATO Defence College in Rome as well as special advisor to the Commissioner for Strategic Foresight Maros Sefcovic. She was previously foresight advisor at the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU as well as deputy director at the EU Institute for Security Studies. During her time at the EU, she penned the "Global Trends to 2030" report and edited multiple foresight reports. Her career has taken her from conflict and war in the Middle East and North Africa to institutional change and geopolitical shifts. In her work, she focuses on long-term trends, challenges and opportunities, and how to future proof societies for them.she holds a PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin, as well as degrees from Sciences Po Paris, the Sorbonne and the University of Munich.