chris pallaris
Adjunct Instructor

Chris Pallaris is the founder and Director of i-Intelligence GmbH, a Swiss-based consultancy dedicated to improving the intelligence capabilities of its clients. Chris heads the company's advisory practice, serving as a strategist and policy advisor to governments, international organizations, and the private sector.

Prior to establishing i-intelligence, Chris served as the Executive Editor of the International Relations and Security Network at ETH Zurich, and as an analyst in the Forensic Services Division of PwC in London. 

In addition to his teaching duties with Mercyhurst University, Chris is also a regular instructor at the NATO School in Oberammergau, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the School of Management and Law at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). 


  • MBA, The Open University
  • First Class Honors, International History, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Courses Taught

  • INTL 655: Managing Strategic Intelligence

Research Interests

  • Open Source Intelligence 
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Intelligence Analysis 
  • Strategic Foresight and Planning
  • International Relations