Florence Gaub is the Deputy Director of the EUISS, where she is in charge of coordinating research
activities. In addition, she works on strategic foresight, as well as security and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.
Previously employed at NATO Defence College and the German parliament, she wrote her PhD on the Lebanese army at the Humboldt University of Berlin and holds degrees from Sciences Po Paris, the Sorbonne and the University of Munich.
She has worked at the NATO Defense College and the German parliament, and regularly testifies at governmental and parliamentary hearings. Florence has conducted field studies in Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and teaches at Sciences Po, Paris. Florence's major interest is the Arab world with a focus on conflict, strategy and security, particularly in Iraq, Lebanon and Libya. She also works on Arab military forces more generally, conflict structures and the geostrategic dimensions of the Arab region.