In its annual meeting of 2021, held on 31 August, FIIA’s Scientific Advisory Council elected Mark N. Katz as its new Chairperson for the term 2021-2023. 

“I am deeply honored to have been elected Chair of the FIIA Scientific Advisory Council. FIIA produces high quality research that is well respected internationally”, Mark N. Katz says.

Mark N. Katz is Professor of Government and Politics at the Schar School of Policy and Government of the George Mason University in Virginia, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Professor Katz succeeds Volker Perthes, long-term SAC Chairperson, who was appointed the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Sudan earlier this year. FIIA wishes to thank Dr Perthes for all his work and insight into FIIA’s work.