The Team

Executive Director

Tiziana Stella is a historian of US foreign policy, international organization, and federalism. Since 2004, she has been the Executive Director of the Streit Council, where she manages programs and research. She is currently working on an intellectual biography of Clarence Streit that focuses on the impact of federalist thinking on US foreign policy planning in the twentieth century.


Tiziana received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Pavia, Italy. She conducted her Ph.D. research in the US as a Fulbright Scholar and a Luigi Einaudi Foundation fellow. She has been a researcher with several European and American organizations, including the Luigi Firpo Foundation. Her dissertation won the Alberto Aquarone Prize for best work on American history.


Tiziana worked for the Council for a Community of Democracies in preparation for the Warsaw 2000 conference that, led by US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, established the Community of Democracies. From 2001 to 2004, she directed the Euro-Atlantic Institute for International Integration Studies, overseeing the work of an American-Russian foreign policy research group.


She is the author of several publications and has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on issues related to the history of and prospects for the international order, and the reform of Western institutions. She taught at the Russian State University for the Humanities; the Moscow State Institute of International Relations; the Moscow State University; and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She also led academic seminars for the US National Guard’s Institute for National Defense Studies in Washington, DC; the US Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia; the University of Tubingen in Germany; and several Italian universities.

Mayme and Herb Frank Research Fellow

Mitch Yoshida manages research and analytic projects, and has published pieces on US foreign policy, the European Union, and international order. He holds an MA in International Relations from Yale University, where his studies centered on US policy toward European integration, and a BA in International Relations, Economics, and History from Syracuse University. Mitch has worked for the West European Studies and America and the Global Economy programs at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Security Studies Program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, and the Council of Europe. His current research interests include the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy and the durability of the liberal international order.

Research Fellow

Joseph A. Elmo earned his Master of Arts in European History, Politics and Society from Columbia University in the City of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts – Summa Cum Laude – in Interdisciplinary History from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. His undergraduate and graduate theses both focused on the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), particularly through the lens of identity and propaganda, respectfully. Joseph's research interests include American, European, and intellectual history; the state and its discontents; and transatlantic and international relations.

Maddy Ghose is a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco, where she earned her MA in International Studies with a focus on global justice and governance. She wrote her master's thesis on Danish-Russian relations from 1989-2019 and analyzed this relationship in the contexts of European collective and energy security. She also holds a BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis and spent a semester at the University of Copenhagen. Maddy is interested in transatlantic security-political relations, current threats to and the future of US-EU relations, and particularly the role of the Nordic countries in the transatlantic relationship in both the short and long-term.

Transatlantic Program Analyst

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