Anna Visvizi, Ph.D. is Head of Research at the Institute of East-Central Europe (IESW), a political scientist and economist, editor and research consultant with extensive experience in academia and the think-tank sector in Europe and the US. The author of more than 60 published works, she presented her work in many forums across Europe and the US, including Capitol Hill. A former DAAD fellow, former Marie Curie fellow, she was also awarded fellowships to conduct research at the London School of Economics and the New York University. A practiced team-worker, researcher, analyst and lecturer, her expertise spans four interrelated areas of research, i.e. the political economy of European integration, incl. the crisis in Greece; politics, economy and security in Central Europe, esp. the Visegrad (V4) countries; global safety and security, incl. Transatlantic relations, and theoretical dimensions of these processes.