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Associate Analysts


Guy Banim

Guy Banim as an Associate Analyst with the EUISS and a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Study Group on Preventive Diplomacy. He is a dialogue process design and mediation expert, and is currently preparing a set of case studies on successful cases of preventive diplomacy in the Asian Regional Forum region. Guy holds a Master’s degree in Conflict and Sustainable Peace from KU Leuven and has completed training in multi-track mediation required for certification by the German Federal Association for Mediation (Bundesverband Mediation).

Alice Ekman

Alice Ekman is a research fellow at IFRI dealing with China and also teaches at Sciences Po in Paris. She was formerly a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and at the National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei). She has worked as a research officer at the embassy of France in China, and as a consultant in a Paris-based strategy firm. She specialises in China’s domestic and foreign policy, and holds an MA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Sciences Po. She is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Laura Kokko

Laura Kokko coordinates the research project 'African Futures' at the EUISS. Before joining the EUISS, Laura worked in the fields of security sector reform and arms control in Africa at the UN, NGOs and research organisations. She has field experience in Africa from Burundi, Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Sudan and Togo. Laura holds Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Helsinki and Master’s degree in Conflict and Security Studies from Sciences Po Paris.

Sabina Kajnč Lange

Sabina Kajnč Lange specialises in EU decision-making and inter-institutional relations. Since 2009, she has worked at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht. She also teaches at the University of Maastricht and at the University of Ljubljana. She holds a MA in European Studies from the Free University in Berlin and a PhD in international relations from the University of Ljubljana. At the EUISS, she is involved in the activities related to the ‘Global Strategy’.

Michal Makocki

Michal Makocki is a former Senior Visiting Academic Fellow at Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. He is an EU civil servant (currently on sabbatical leave) and has worked as a policy analyst at the Strategy Unit in the Directorate for Trade at the European Commission. Prior to that, he was part of the European External Action Service and was posted at the EU Delegation to China. He holds four graduate degrees in Economics, International Relations, European Studies and Psychology.