Meet the

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team operates directly under guidance of the Board of Directors. The Leadership Team oversee our daily operations within their field and their duty is to develop the Center for International Relations and International Security its operations in line with the targets set by the Board of Directors.

The leadership team is comprised out of:

Leadership Team Dominique Young
Dominique Batiste
Journal Director

Dominique Young is the Journal Director of CIRIS and in charge of the content editors on our website.

Leadership Team Francis Kapito
Francis Kapito 

Chief African Affairs

Francis Kapito is leading the Affrican Affairs desk at CIRIS.

Adithyan Nair
Adithyan Nair

Digital Content Director & Editor

Adithyan is the Digital Content Director and Editor for the articles/content on our website

Raffaele Petroni 

Chief International Law and Human Rights

Raffaele Petroni is leading the International Law and Human Rights desk at CIRIS.

Mursel Samir
Mursel Sabir
SWANA Region

Mursel Sabir is the director of the SWANA (South West Asia and North Africa) Region.

Hashim Almahfoodh
Public Relations Specialist

Hashim Almahfoodh is our Public Relations Specialist.

Namie Yazaki
Namie Yazaki
Chief Asia Desk

Namie Yazaki is the Chief of the Asia Desk and a graduate from the University of San Diego.