Team

 

Teodor Kalpakchiev

is editor of the think-tank. He completed a B.A. in European Studies: Economics and Law, Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration, Sofia, a M.A in Public Policy: International Affairs, Cooperation and Development, Willy Brandt School, Erfurt and Adv. M.A. in European Interdisciplinary Studies: The EU as a Global Actor, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw. Exchanges: in St. Gallen (CH), Wien (AU), Novosibirsk (RU) and Lahore (PK). He was Liaison Officer to OSCE Ministerial Summit 2016 and Governance Fellow to 5. AU-EU Summit.

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Vsevolod Samokhvalov

is an associate fellow to the think-tank. He holds a B.A. from Odessa University, M.A. from University of Athens and PhD from Cambridge University. He has been a BBC correspondent, researcher at the EU ISS, scientific officer at ERC and taught at Universities of Liege, Maastricht and VU Brussels. He has published extensively, including two monographs, on EU-Russia relations, EU’s Eastern Partnership and Eurasia.

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Yani Karavasilev


Yani Karavasilev is an associate fellow to the think-tank. He holds a PhD from Osaka University, Japan, M.A. from University College London, UK and B.A. from Jacobs University, Germany. He is teaching at various universities in Osaka and has previously worked in the EU Parliament and UNDP.

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Oyewole Oginni

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is an associate fellow to the think-tank. He holds a BSc. Accounting, MSc. Forensic Science – Accounting & Criminal Investigation and MSc. in Governance & Regional Integration and is currently a Junior Researcher at Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung of the Friedrich Wilhelm Universität Bonn. He was previously Peace and Security Fellow at the AU-EU Summit, International Election Observer in Kenya and Health Data Analyst in Nigeria.

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Mario Zorro

is an associate fellow to the think-tank. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia and M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Erfurt, Germany. He is has worked at the Universidad de los Andes, Project for Democratic Union e.V., the Global PublicPolicy Watch and in political communication.

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Nevena Peeva

is the graphic designer of the think-tank. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked as a teaching assistant. She has held similar functions for BBC News, the job-hunting engine Indeed and US-based banks.

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