Babken DerGrigorian is a deputy Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia appointed after the Velvet Revolution.
Dr. Anna Dolidze is a member of the Security Council of Georgia. Before that she was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary of the President of Georgia, overseeing rule of law related issues.
Emmet Tuohy is senior research fellow at the Estonian Center for Eastern Partnership (ECEAP), an institution founded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Estonian School of Diplomacy, where he focuses on political/strategic dynamics in the EaP countries, especially Ukraine and Moldova, as well as on the security and energy dimensions of the EU’s Eastern Partnership program itself.
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Levan Kakhishvili is a Researcher at Georgian Institute of Politics, and Center for Political Research at the International Black Sea University. As an Invited Lecturer, he also teaches at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and International Black Sea University.
Licínia Simão, PhD, is assistant professor at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra, teaching in International Relations. She is also a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, involved in several research projects on the post-Soviet space, including the Marie Curie ITN CASPIAN.
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Lincoln Mitchell is a writer, pundit and specialist in political development based in New York City and San Francisco. Lincoln has worked on democracy and governance related issues in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Shairbek Dzhuraev is a Marie Curie Fellow at the School of International Relations of University of St Andrews. He previously served as Deputy Director at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in 2012-2015.
Yaroslava (Yasya) Babych was born in Ukraine. Studied at the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, then continued her education in the US. In 2000 received Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College with a double major in Economics and in Philosophy.
Zaur Shiriyev is an Azerbaijani academic in the field of international affairs. He is an Academy Associate at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House, London), position he has held since 2015.