The Team

Tiziana Stella, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Tiziana Stella manages major projects, programs and research. She is a specialist in American history and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European integration, and transnational federalism. Dr. Stella earned a doctorate in History from the University of Pavia, Italy, and was a Fulbright Scholar and researcher with several European and American organizations, including the Fondazione Luigi Firpo and the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. She worked for the Council for a Community of Democracies in preparation for the Warsaw 2000 conference that, under the leadership of 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 on the history and prospects of Western institutions, and has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on issues related to transatlantic relations, NATO, the EU, and cooperation among experienced democracies. Dr. Stella has 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 has 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.

Mitch Yoshida

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.

Charles Marsh joined the Streit Council as a Research Assistant at the start of 2019. Having earned an MSc in Global Politics from the University of Southampton in 2018, he has since worked as the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly Intern at the World Federalist Movement, and is currently involved in establishing a Campaign for a UNPA branch in the UK. He has also volunteered as a Researcher for the CANZUK Campaign. His research interests include Transnational Institutionalism, Global Governance and the Global Proliferation of Democracy.

Charles Marsh

Research Fellow

Sam Gibson is a recent graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, having earned an MA in German and European Studies. While in school, Sam concentrated on the contours of the US-EU relationship and spent a summer working at the US Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. His interests include the history and future of the transatlantic alliance, and the trajectory of European integration. 

Sam Gibson

Transatlantic Program Analyst Intern

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