Angela Liberatore is Head of Unit on Social Sciences and Humanities at the European Research Council Executive Agency. The Unit manages the evaluations and monitoring of projects submitted to ERC and engages with the mapping of science in the field and other initiatives –including in the field of 'science diplomacy'. Prior to her ERC position, Angela worked in DG RTD of the European Commission in the International Cooperation programme and, earlier on, in the Social Sciences and Humanities programme and in the Environment programme. She participated in the work for the White Paper on European Governance of the European Commission and was part of the European Commission delegation at the Kyoto COP of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. Publications include 'Climate Change, Security and Peace: The Role of the EU'; ‘Balancing security and democracy. Biometric politics in the European Union'; 'Democratising Expertise, Expertising Democracy'; 'The Management of Uncertainty: Learning from Chernobyl. Angela holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (European University Institute) and a degree in Philosophy (Bologna University).