PROF. DR. OLGA RAVASI
Dr. Olga Ravasi serves as a Special Adviser to the Office of the Secretary General of International Airport and Seaport Police (InterPort 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 (HQE) . As a private security contractor her work includes intelligence analysis shared with the InterPort Police and Contingent Security Services, Ltd. stakeholders and governmental agencies, offering valuable advice and best practices guidelines to both private and public sectors.
Dr. Ravasi serves as a corporate liaison and a Director of the 9/11 Award Ceremony, for the annual 9/11 Awards Ceremony for InterPort Police held annually in conjunction with the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP) 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, Dr. Ravasi is especially vital in cooperation between foreign governments and their agencies, who are being included and recognized by the InterPort Police for their diligent work, contributions and information sharing.
Specifically, Dr. Ravasi has been instrumental in selecting key leaders in the Balkans that must be recognized for their efforts in global security. This initiative will continue for the next several years each year recognizing personnel from the different governments in the Balkans and other European Union countries.
As a scholar and an educator, with an artistic and media background, Dr. Ravasi 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.