Derek Lutterbeck is Deputy Director at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) at the University of Malta. He joined the Academy in 2007, initially as Holder of the Swiss Chair. He holds a Masters and PhD in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, as well as a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Zürich. Before joining MEDAC, Derek Lutterbeck worked at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In recent years, he has participated in several large-scale research projects carried out by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). His current research interests include migration as well as security and conflict issues, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region. He has published articles in journals such as Mediterranean Politics, Mediterranean Quarterly, the Journal of North African Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, Geopolitics, the Journal of Borderland Studies, European Security, Armed Forces and Society, the European Journal of International Relations, Sicherheit und Frieden, and Cooperation and Conflict. His teaching interests also include 20th Century International History.