Dr. Aurel Sari (@aurelsari) is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Exeter. He is the Director of the Exeter Centre for International Law, a Fellow of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and a Fellow of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.
Dr. Sari’s work focuses primarily on international conflict and security law and the law relating to military operations. He has published widely on the law of armed conflict, status of forces agreements, peace support operations, international human rights law and the legal framework of European security and defence policy. His work has been funded by the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Dr. Sari is one of the principal experts on the legal aspects of hybrid warfare. He has spoken and written extensively on the subject, including at the invitation of the Council of Europe, NATO, the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, U.S. EUCOM and U.S. AFRICOM. He has undertaken research and consultancy projects on behalf of the U.K. Ministry of Defence and the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.