Jaroslav Naď is Senior Fellow for Defence and Security at the Central European Policy Institute and also Deputy CEO of the Slovak Atlantic Commission. Previously, he worked at various positions at the defence ministry, including as Director General of the Defence Policy, International Relations and Legislation Section where he oversaw strategic documents, plans analyses, and legislative activities, both bilateral and multilateral relations and crises management operations, and later as Head of Defence Section at the Permanent Delegation of the Slovak Republic to NATO. Before joining the Ministry, Jaroslav Naď was active in the non-governmental organisations Slovak Foreign Policy Association and Euro-Atlantic Center. He holds a MA degree in Political Science from the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. He is a graduate of the Program on Advance Security Studies at The George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Jaroslav is a PhD candidate at the Armed Forces Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia. He fluently speaks English and German and also understands Russian and French.