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Elis Vllasi

Lecturer in International Security, Simon Fraser University

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Vllasi teaches international security courses at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and is a senior fellow at the Purdue FORCES Initiative. A civil and environmental engineer with a Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University, Vllasi bridges social sciences and STEM to tackle problems using tailored approaches combining quantitative and qualitative analyses. His research interests include hostile influence operations (Russian and Chinese), hybrid warfare, and transnational ethnic conflict. Vllasi is an experienced and award-winning university instructor teaching courses on grey zone warfare, NATO, and international relations.