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Prof. Stefan Wolff

Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, England, UK. A political scientist by background, he specialises in the management of contemporary international security challenges, especially in the prevention, management and settlement of ethnic conflicts and in post-conflict stabilisation and state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies. He has extensive expertise in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union, and has also worked on a wide range of other conflicts elsewhere, including the Middle East, Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. Bridging the divide between academia and policy-making, he has been involved in various phases of conflict settlement processes, including in Iraq, Sudan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, and Kosovo.

Dr. David Galbreath

Dr. David Galbreath is Reader in Politics and International Relations in University of Bath, UK. Before coming to Bath, he was lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in the Deparment of Politics and International Relations.
Dr. Galbreath is a Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at the University of Aberdeen and non-resident Senior Research Associate at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany. He has worked with the US State Department, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the UK House of Commons Defence Select Committee. He is the Editor-in-Chief of European Security.

Dr. Sergei Konoplyov 

Sergei Konoplyov is the Director of the Harvard Black Sea Security Program and US-Russia Security Program. He served as Acting Director of the Eurasia Foundation or Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in 1994-1996.  A former officer of the Soviet Armed Forces, Sergei has served in several military missions in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia.  A graduate of the Moscow Military Institute, he also holds a degree from Kyrgyz University in Journalism (Cum Laude) and a Master degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government.  Since 1998 he has been a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (London).  He was also a NATO Fellow in 2000 and received his Ph.D. at the Kiev Institute for International Relations.  Since 2000, Sergei has served as Assistant to the Head of the National Security Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament. Sergei Konoplyov has received awards from Ministers of Defense of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.

Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko

Dr. Tetyana Malyarenko is professor at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Donetsk State University of Management, Ukraine and also Erasmus Mundus visiting professor at the Human Rights Practice Consortium. Dr. Malyarenko is an expert for the Helsinki Human Rights Union and public policy expert at the Council of National Security and Defence of Ukraine. She holds a Candidate of Science Degree in Economics (Ph.D.) from National University of Economics and Trade and a Doctor of Science Degree in Public Governance from Donetsk State University of Management (Topic: "Preventing Social Conflict: The Mechanisms of Public Governance and Security of the State”). Her principle research interests include societal and economic aspects of security in transition states, human security and good governance, social conflicts and civil wars. Current research projects are about regional dynamics, inequality and public policy, human rights and good governance in the security sector, and economic security and the European security order.