Professor Paul Winters is the Keough-Hesburgh professor of global affairs in the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. His research and teaching focus is on rural poverty and food insecurity and the evaluation of policies and programmes designed to address these issues.
Prior to joining Notre Dame, he was associate vice-president of the Strategy and Knowledge Department at the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome. He holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Benjamin Wakefield is a research fellow in the Global Health Programme at Chatham House. His primary research interests include biosecurity, global health security, and health emergency preparedness and response.
He is a 2020 and 2021 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity (ELBI) Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, a 2020 OSCE-UNODA Peace and Security Scholar, and an associate member of the Global Violence Prevention special interest group at the Faculty of Public Health, UK.
Irene Toma is a development economist. She works as a consultant for international organizations and international research institutions, with experience both at field level and at headquarters level. In recent years, Irene has worked on different projects focusing on governance, gender, agriculture and food security.
She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in development economics from the University of Florence.
Dr Anneke Schmider is an associate fellow in the Global Health Programme at Chatham House. Her focus is the crucial role that research, evidence and innovation play in global policy processes.
Anneke has delivered a wide range of policy research for international development agencies and consortiums, including the World Bank, WHO, the International Vaccine Institute and Chatham House. Anneke is a political economist, and holds a PhD and MSc in international development.
Effrosyni (Frini) Chantzi is a research assistant and programme coordinator in the Global Health Programme at Chatham House. Currently, she is working on global health governance, as well as the intersection of health security and health systems.
In the past, Frini has worked on both the peace and security agenda and social protection, focusing on policy evaluation at UN Women in Europe and Central Asia. Frini was also part of the UK National Preparedness Commission focusing on biosecurity in emergency settings.
Dr Osman Dar is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (London), and a member of the independent One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) advising WHO, OIE, FAO and UNEP on their global One Health strategies.
At Chatham House, he is director of the Global Health Programme’s One Health project, an umbrella term referring to the programme’s work on zoonotic diseases, emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance, neglected tropical diseases, environment and health issues, and food security.