Róbert Vass

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Róbert Vass is a founder and President of GLOBSEC, a Bratislava-based think tank committed to enhancing security, prosperity and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. GLOBSEC’s mission is to shape the future by generating new ideas and solutions for a better and safer world. Róbert currently manages an international team of more than 70 people composed of 12 different nationalities.

GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum belongs to the top 5 conferences in the world and is regularly attended by heads of state, influential politicians and business executives, as well as respected thought leaders from the non-governmental and other sectors. The Forum annually welcomes more than 1000 guests such as David Cameron, Madeleine Albright, Donald Tusk and many others. GLOBSEC also organizes the annual GLOBSEC Tatra Summit, a conference that provides opportunity for experts to have fruitful political discussions on the future of Europe.

Robert works with a widely respected global network of leaders from both the public and private sector. He was also instrumental in establishing the GLOBSEC Policy Institute which provides high-quality research materials for a global audience.

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On March 30, 2020, an al-Shabaab suicide bomber mounted the vehicle of Abdisalan Hasan Hersi, a governor in Somalia’s Puntland, as he parked his car near a police station. The jihadist detonated his explosive device, killing Hersi and seriously wounding a former police commander and a civilian.  

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