Dr. Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos received his Ph.D. (2009) and M.Sc. (2007) in Global Affairs from Rutgers University, and his ALB in Philosophy from Harvard University, cum laude, in 2005. He completed a dissertation project investigating how conflict in cyberspace affects the politics of global cybersecurity and the digital Information Society. The focus of his interdisciplinary research is on international cybersecurity policy, global change and governance, violent non-state actors, international law, philosophy, history and Hellenism. He designed and teaches the upper-level undergraduate Political Science course "Problems in International Relations: Diplomacy and Intelligence" at Rutgers University. He is Founding Publisher of the Journal of Global Change and Governance.
Dr. Prem Mahadevan is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies in Zurich, Switzerland. He completed a BA in War Studies and an MA in Intelligence Studies from King’s College London, before embarking on a doctorate on Indian counterterrorism intelligence. He has written numerous journal articles on security affairs and is the author of a widely-read short monograph on the Pakistani intelligence service ISI. He is also the first Indian scholar to specialize in intelligence issues. His responsibilities at the CSS include the study of sub-state conflicts and organized crime.
Leo S.F. LIN is a Foreign Affairs Police Officer in Taiwan (R.O.C). He specializes on transnational organized crime, illegal immigration and human trafficking in the Balkan region. He graduated (B.A.) in Crime Prevention and Corrections from Central Police University (Taiwan, R.O.C), and he received a M.A. in International Relations from Indianapolis University (Athens Campus).