Milan Šuplata is a Senior Fellow for Security and Defence. He coordinates the Intitute’s main project on regional defence collaboration – DAV4. Milan has been with the Slovak Atlantic Commission since 2008, initially as the organisation’s public relations director and later responsible for establishing the Institute. He had been part of the GLOBSEC Forum organising team since its establishment in 2005, before assuming his current position. Milan is an MA and PhD graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. During his studies, he spent one semester at the Montesquieu University – Bordeaux IV, studying international and European law. He was an active member of the EAC (Euro-Atlantic Centre) and EFPOLIT (Association des étudiants francophones) student organisations. Milan is an alumnus of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, where he completed its flagship PASS (Program on Advanced Security Studies) course in 2010.