Florence Gaub (FR/DE) is currently foresight advisor in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. Previously, she was deputy director of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) where she was in charge of research. In 2019, she penned the EU’s Global Trends to 2030 report “Challenges and Choices for Europe” which identified long-term trends of relevance to Europe. Florence Gaub has authored numerous foresight publications – including the series “What if…?”, Conflicts to Come, Arab Futures, Arab Climate Futures, and more – and is also an expert on Middle Eastern security. She holds degrees from the University of Munich, SciencesPo Paris and Sorbonne University, as well as a PhD from Humboldt University Berlin.