Roger Hilton is the Defence and Security stream manager at GLOBSEC, an international think-tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is a 2016 graduate of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and holds a Masters Degree in Advanced International Studies, as well as a 2013 foreign policy certificate from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
Roger has previous experience as a STRATCOM Analyst at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC – GR) and with the delegation of the Kingdom of Belgium at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In addition, he has worked at the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Tbilisi, as well as the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association in Tallinn.
His research focuses on transatlantic affairs and the post-Soviet Sphere, where his work has been featured in NATO Review, European Leadership Network, and his podcasts on the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC). To date he has visited half of the former Soviet Republics including the breakaway region of Transnistria as well the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Additionally, he has received briefings from Operation UNIFIER in Yavoriv, western Ukraine and at the Black Tiger Military Base in Kurdistan, Iraq.
He is a Research Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK). Roger is also a member of the security working group within the Younger Generation Leaders Network (YGLN).
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY ROGER HILTON
More ‘likes’ for defence and security issues: engaging young audiences
The Global Exchange: The Sea of Azov and The Future of The Ukraine Crisis
At a Distance but Far from Safe: Canada’s Lessons from the Warsaw Security Forum