Professor John Mueller is Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at the Mershon Center, Ohio State University and Professor of Political Science. Professor Mueller’s research interests include International politics, foreign policy, defence policy and terrorism.
Mr. Gilles de Kerchove was appointed EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator on 19 September 2007. He is Professor of European Law at the Catholic University of Louvain, at the Free University of Brussels and at the University Faculty Saint Louis (Brussels). Besides an extensive academic publication record, he has extraordinary practical experience at the European level, including in counter-terrorism, justice and home affairs and fundamental rights.
Professor Simon Chesterman is Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme. His publications include works on powers of international organizations and on intelligence.
Claudia Diaz is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven. She is a specialist in privacy enhancing technologies, including being member of the Advisory Board of the PET Symposium and the scientific committee of CPDP (Computers, Privacy & Data Protection) as well as an Associate Editor of the journal Identity in the Information Society.
Mr. Stephen Otter has previously served with Thames Valley Police, the Royal Hong Kong Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, where he served in ranks from Constable to Commander. Mr Otter is Her Majesty’s Inspector for the National Team at the UK’s HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary). The Inspectorate is responsible for monitoring and reporting on forces and policing activity with the aim of encouraging improvement.
Professor Tom Sorell is ESRC Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow at the University of Warwick. He has taught at Birmingham, Oxford, Essex and the Open University. In 1996-97 he was Fellow in Ethics at Harvard University. He is a member of the Amnesty International (UK) Business Section and was a member of the UK Forum on Genetics and Insurance.
Professor Martin Scheinin of the EUI is the project coordinator and will brief the group on progress and provide the necessary information needed for discussion. Professor Scheinin was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights between 2005 and 2011. He acts as an observer on the Advisory Board with a view to designing the follow-up response within the SURVEILLE project.