Prof. Dr. Olga Ravasi, Special Adviser on Foreign Policy and Security
Olga Ravasi was appointed on June 12, 2015 as a Special Adviser to the Office of the Secretary General of International Airport and Seaport Police, on Balkans, Foreign Policy and Security. She is a subject matter expert on Balkan affairs, South Central Europe and the Middle East, and carries the designation of a Highly Qualified Expert per the National Security Act and ODNI guidelines. As a private security contractor her work includes intelligence analysis shared with the InterPort and Contingent Security stakeholders and governmental agencies, offering valuable advice and best practices guidelines to both private and public sectors.
Since the Secretary General was instrumental in establishing the 9/11 Award and Medal program, Olga serves as a corporate liaison and a Director of the 9/11 Award Ceremony, held annually in conjunction with the International Association of the Chiefs of Police convention. The 9/11 Medal Award ceremony is our vow to “Never Forget” and continue to honor the memory of Superintendent Fred V. Morrone as well as those who sacrifice their lives defending our great nation. Since the fight against terrorism is a global security threat, Olga is especially vital in cooperation between foreign governments and their agencies, who are being included and recognized by the InterPortPolice for their diligent work, contributions and information sharing.
As a scholar and an educator, with an artistic and media background, Olga is a professor of Political Science, teaching American Government, Comparative Government, International Relations and Foreign Policy classes. She continues to serve as an advisor to several entrepreneurs, corporate and political leaders in the Balkan region, and is the instrumental liaison to the US Congressional and Senate members.
She has in the past co-founded an ethnic media organization, carries an International Press Credential, and serves on several boards of educational, humanitarian and non-governmental organizations.