International Advisory Board
International Advisory Board

Professor Richard Caplan is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is an Official Fellow of Linacre College. He has written extensively on international organizations and conflict management, nationalism and ethnic conflict, European security, and defense policy, and post-conflict peace and state-building, especially in the Western Balkans. His books include Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia (Cambridge University Press, 2005), International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2005), Europe’s New Nationalism: States and Minorities in Conflict (Oxford University Press, 1996) and State of the Union: the Clinton Administration and the Nation in Profile (Westview Press, 1994). He is the editor of the Exit Strategies and State Building (Oxford University Press, 2012). His most recent research has been concerned with how leading peacebuilding organizations differ in their understandings of the characteristics of and requirements for a consolidated peace, and the implications that these differences have for the formulation and implementation of coherent peacebuilding strategies.


Prof. Dr. Jan Orbie is a Professor at the Department of Political Science of Ghent University. He is also the co-director of the Centre for EU Studies, which forms the political science pillar of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Ghent University, and a member of the University’s Research Council. Jan Orbie teaches and conducts research on the ‘soft’ (trade, development, social) dimensions of EU external relations and on the EU’s role as a civilian/normative power. He has published various articles and book chapters on these topics. He has also coordinated Jean Monnet Information and Research Activities on ‘The EU and the social dimension of Globalization’ and ‘The substance of EU international democracy promotion’. Jan Orbie has edited two books on EU trade and development politics (with Gerrit Faber, Routledge, 2007 and 2009), one book on European external policies (Ashgate, 2008), and the other on Europe’s global social policies (Routledge, 2008), and has also been the co-editor of special issues of the European Foreign Affairs Review (2009 and 2011), Res Publica (2008), and the Journal of Contemporary European Research (2012).


Prof. Dr. Jo Shaw holds the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions and is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Until December 2013, she was Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science. Previously she was the Law School's Director of Research, and Co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute. Before going to Edinburgh in 2005, Jo was Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Manchester between 2001 and 2004, and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Her earlier appointments included a post as Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair of European Law and Integration at the University of Leeds, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Law in Europe, between 1995 and 2001, and posts at the Universities of Keele and Exeter, and University College London. During 1998, she was EU-Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. From 2001-2004 she managed a study on Constitutionalism, Federalism and the Reform of the European Union at the Federal Trust in London, as a Senior Research Fellow. She was Chair of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (2003-2006) and is on the Editorial Board of the European Law Review. She co-edits the majority of the book series for CUP, the Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy and is on the editorial board of the UACES-Routledge Contemporary European Studies (CES) book series. Since 2018, she has also held a part-time visiting position in the New Social Research program of Tampere University in Finland.


Prof. Dr. Christian Tomuschat, born 23 July 1936 in Stettin (Germany), Professor of Constitutional and International Law in Bonn (1972-1995), and at Humboldt University Berlin (1995-2004). He has been a Member of the UN Human Rights Committee (1977-1986) and the International Law Commission (1985-1996, President in 1992). Professor Tomuschat also served as Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Guatemala for UN Commission on Human Rights (1990-1993), and coordinator of the Comisión para el esclarecimiento histórico in Guatemala (1997-1999). A former President of German Society of International law (1993-1997), he is a member of Institut de Droit international (since 1997).


Prof. Dr. Guido Franzinetti is Research Fellow and Lecturer in History of European Territories at the Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Eastern Piedmont. He has carried out research, lectured and worked in Poland, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Kosovo. His main areas of interest are Nationalism and National Movements; Electoral Behaviour; the history of the Habsburg Empire in the Dualist Era; and the Conceptualisation of European Historical Regions. His recent publications include “Southern Europe and International Politics in the Post-War Period” (2015); “Irish and Eastern European Questions” (2014); “The Former Austrian Littoral and the Rediscovery of Ethnic Cleansing”(2012); “La crisi rivoluzionaria albanese del 1991-1992 (2011).


Professor Sumantra Bose is a scholar of comparative politics and international relations whose publications include acclaimed books on the Kashmir conflict (2003), and international intervention and state-building in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2002). Professor Bose joined the LSE University in 1999 as the Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow in Comparative Politics. He became Lecturer in 2001, Reader in 2003, and since 2006 he has held a Chair in International and Comparative Politics at the School. Bose is the author of seven books, of which the latest, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, has been published worldwide by Cambridge University Press in 2018. 


Prof. Dr. Stefan Talmon, D.Phil., LL.M., M.A., is a Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He practices as a Barrister from 20 Essex Street Chambers in London. He has published several books and some 50 articles on questions of international law. Professor Talmon has also, extensively written about the intervention in Kosovo in 1999 and Kosovo's independence recognition under international law. He has represented States and international corporations before domestic and international courts, including the European Court of Human Rights and the International Court of Justice.


Professor Henry H. Perritt, Jr., directs Chicago-Kent’s Program in Financial Services Law. He served as Chicago-Kent’s Dean from 1997-2002 and was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Tenth District of Illinois in 2002. Throughout his academic career, Professor Perritt has made it possible for groups of law and engineering students to work together in using the Internet to build rule of law, promote free press, assist in economic development, and provide refugee aid in the former Yugoslavia through “Project Bosnia” and “Operation Kosovo,” and in building links with educational and governmental institutions in China and Mexico. Professor Perritt is the author of more than 70 law review articles and 15 books on international relations and law, technology and law, and employment law, including the 730-page LAW AND THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY. He served on President Clinton’s Transition Team, working on telecommunications issues, and drafted principles for electronic dissemination of public information, which formed the core of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments adopted by Congress in 1996. During the Ford administration, he served on the White House staff and as deputy Under the Secretary of Labor.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Waechter is currently the Director of the Institut Européen Des Hautes Etudes Internationales (Nice). Previously, he was the director of the MA programs at this Institute. Professor Waechter is the author of two books that have been published in recent years about the French political system and European Union policies. In addition, he has written a lot about the European integration processes, and French and German political systems.


Prof. Dr. Dimitris Papadimitriou is a Reader in ‘Politics’ at The University of Manchester and a director at the ‘Jean Monnet Centre’ at Politics at Manchester University. In addition, he is a director of the European Policy Research Unit at ‘Politics’. Dr. Papadimitriou has published widely, including two books on the enlargement of the EU in the Eastern and Central Europe. Moreover, he has written a lot on the Western Balkans, including Kosovo. At The University of Manchester, he is teaching on European Union politics and institutions and notably on the aspect of international actorness of the EU.


Professor Bruno S. Sergi graduated with an MSc and MPhil in economics from the University of London and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Greenwich Business School – London. He is a full professor of Political Economy. Currently, he teaches “International Economics” and “Political Economy and International Finance” at the University of Messina; he is an instructor of “The Economics of Emerging Markets—Asia and Eastern Europe” and “Political Economy of Russia and China” at Harvard University. Dr. Sergi serves as Center Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Sergi has authored or co-authored books and journal articles on transition economics, international macroeconomics, and global business. His most recent books include Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies (Routledge 2003); Global Business Management (Ashgate 2007); The Political Economy of Southeast Europe from 1990 to the Present (Continuum 2008); Misinterpreting Modern Russia: Western Views of Putin and His Presidency (Continuum 2009); and Cross-Cultural Management: Discovering a Mosaic of Words and Concepts (McGraw-Hill 2012). His research has been published in scholarly journals such as Comparative Economic Studies; Development; European Journal of Development Research; Global Economic Review; Global Economy Journal, etc. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Trade and Global Markets; International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies and International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance.


Prof. Dr. Florian Bieber has been working on former Yugoslavia and external intervention for over a decade. He worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2001 for the European Center for Minority Issues. Since he has contributed to an international research project of the UN Research Institute for Social Development of governance in divided societies. The study was published as the monograph Post-War Bosnia: Ethnic Structure, Inequality, and Governance of the Public Sector (London: Palgrave, 2006). He has participated in the Balkan Forum on EU Balkans policy of the EU Institute for Security Studies and previously at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before joining the University of Kent as Lecturer in East European Politics in 2006, Florian Bieber has been working for five years in Belgrade (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) for the European Centre for Minority Issues. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University, at the Regional Masters Program for Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sarajevo and the Interdisciplinary Master in East European Studies and Research (MIREES), University of Bologna. He has been an International Policy Fellow of the Open Society Institute. His research interests include institutional design in multiethnic states, nationalism and ethnic conflict, as well as the political systems of South-eastern Europe. He published articles on institutional design, nationalism, and politics in South-eastern Europe in Nationalities Papers, Third World Quarterly, Current History, International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, International Peacekeeping, Ethnopolitics and other journals. He is the author of Nationalism in Serbia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic (Münster: Lit Verlag, 2005, in German) and edited and co-edited four books on South-eastern Europe.


Shak Hanish holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Arizona State University. His main expertise concerns are International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Politics of the Middle East. Dr. Hanish currently leads the faculty for political science program at National University-San Diego in California. Moreover, he is a consultant in different international consultancies. Dr. Hanish has published over 20 academic papers and articles in various specialized peer-reviewed journals.


Dr. Jean d’Aspremont is an Associate Professor of International Law and Senior Research Fellow of the Amsterdam Center for International Law at the University of Amsterdam. He was a Guest Professor of International Humanitarian Law at the University of Louvain in Belgium. He is a Senior Editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law. He acted as counsel in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and is a member of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors.


Dr. Eline De Ridder is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for EU Studies at Ghent University (Belgium). Her main research area concerns the enlargement of the EU, with a particular focus on processes of Europeanisation and Democratisation in candidate countries. Other research expertise includes the substance of EU democracy promotion and the rotating Council presidency. She has published several articles in international refereed journals such as Journal of Contemporary European Research, Res Publica, European Foreign Affairs Review and Slovak Sociological Review.


Anat Reisman-Levy is a Deputy Director of the organization ‘Citizens Accord Forum’ between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. She leads the ‘Windows for Communication’ and in particular the ongoing process of supervision for the organizations’ staff & facilitators and different training for Palestinian and Jewish staff members of the organization. Previously, Ms. Reisman Levy was the Israeli co-director of the Peace Education department and the coordinator of the International Jewish Leadership Conference for Peace, held in Jerusalem and organized by International Center of Peace in the Middle-East (I.C.P.M.E).


Prof. Dr. Moshe Landsman is a Director of Municipal Psychological service at Arara local council in Israel. He is a lecturer and professor at Kaye Teachers College, Beer-Sheva and the University of Prishtina, Kosova. Professor Landsman is a member of the National Board of Israel Psychological Association. Previously, he was a clinical consultant for WHO, a psychosocial project for RAE community in Mitrovica.


Michael Sternberg works in the fields of organizational development consultation and conflict transformation. Since 2004 he works in Shatil, the New Israel Fund’s training and empowerment center for social change organizations in Israel, as the director of the conflict transformation and management center [the “CTMC”]. He teaches at the universities of Haifa and Jerusalem courses in the areas of organizational and group behavior, and conflict transformation theories and practices.

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