Samet Shabani is the CEO of Horizon Civitas - Association for Civic Activism and Promoting Social Responsibility. He previously worked as a security policy researcher at Analytics Tink Tank. His focus is on violent extremism, and he has published research and is working on several projects in the field. Samet has completed undergraduate studies in political science and international relations at Istanbul University. He is currently a candidate for master's studies in the field of Organizational Management at the International University of Burch (Sarajevo), and participants in two programmes - School for Policy from the Presidency of the Republic of North Macedonia and Sustainable Public Administration within the University of Malme.