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The Transformations in the Bulgarian Par

The confrontation between the BSP and the UDF has been identified by many politicians and ...

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Interview with Janusz Bugajski

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Main Principles in the Political Theolog

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Ekaterina Mihailova, Chairperson of the Board

Ekaterina Mihailova, Chairperson of the Board

Ekaterina Mihailova is Chairperson of the Managing Board of the Reason Institute. She has graduated in law from Sofia University. She has been attorney at law with the Pazardzhik Bar. At present, she is Member of Parliament and Deputy Chairperson of the 41st National Assembly. She is also Deputy Chairperson of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria. She has been Member of Parliament in the 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th, and 40th National Assembly. Mrs. Mihailova has also held the positions of Chairperson of the UDF Parliamentary Group, Chairperson of the ADF Parliamentary Group, Deputy Chairperson of the DSB Parliamentary Group, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary General and Chairperson of the Union of Democratic Forces. She lectures at New Bulgarian University and the Southwestern University “Paisii Hilendarski” on Parliamentarism and the Rule of Law in Bulgaria – Theory and Practice. She is the author of the book entitled “Parliamentarism and the Rule of Law in Bulgaria”.

Alexander Politov, member

Alexander Politov, member

Alexander Politov is Executive Director and member of the Managing Board of Reason Institute. He holds BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from the American University in Bulgaria, MA in Political Science from the Central European University, Budapest, and PhD in Political Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Alexander Politov has extensive experience in project development and management. He has been Program Coordinator and Coordinator of the Regional Program at the Bulgarian School of Politics (2003 – 2010). He has worked at the Political Academy for Central and Southeastern Europe on a project “Political Programs and Platforms Issued in Bulgaria during the Transition Period: a Comparative Study” (2003 - 2010). In the period 1997 – 2002 he has held consecutively the positions of assistant at the International Department, International Secretary and Internal Policy Secretary of the Union of Democratic Forces. He has also been Assistant at the office of the Minister of Justice and European Legal Integration (1997 – 1998). Languages spoken: English. Publications: “The Foreign Policy of the EU in the Context of the New World Order”, Geopilitika i Geostrategia, issue 3/2014 (in Bulgarian); “Multilateralism as Theory and a Major Approach in the Foreign Policy of the European Union”, Mezhdunarodni otnoshenia, issue 2/2014 (in Bulgarian); “Multilingualism in Sofia: Results of a Survey Conducted among Sofia Citizens”, Bulgarian Language and Literature, issue 2/2013 (in Bulgarian); “Ukraine on the Road to the EU and NATO: Lessons from Bulgaria”, 2008 (in co-authorship); “Internal Party Democracy – a Means of Restoring Public Trust in Political Parties” in Reshaping the Broken Image of Political Parties, 2007 (in co-authorship).

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Svetlana Lomeva, member

Svetlana Lomeva, member

Svetlana Lomeva holds MA degree in Political Science from Sofia University. She is one of the founders of the Bulgarian School of Politics and has been its Director until July 2009. Since 2002 she has been lecturer at New Bulgarian University, and in the period 2003 – 2005 has held the position of Director of the Center for Continuing Education at the same university. Svetlana Lomeva has been Director of the Political Academy for Central and Southeastern Europe. She has had specializations at Robert Schumann Institute, Budapest, the American University in Bulgaria and the Council of Europe. She has been guest lecturer with the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management and the Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, USA. Svetlana Lomeva is one of the founders and member of the European Political Training Association at the Council of Europe, member of the International Network for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, member of the Managing Board of the Reason Institute and of the Editorial Board of the Reason, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Balkanica Secondary School. Publications: “Internal Party Democracy” in Reshaping the Broken Image of Political Parties, 2007; “The Agenda of Political Parties and the Agenda of Society in the Context of European Integration”, 2004; “European Citizenship” 2002. She speaks English and has a working knowledge of Russian.

Svetoslav Malinov, member, Editor-in-Chief of the Reason journal

Svetoslav Malinov, member, Editor-in-Chief of the Reason journal

Svetoslav Malinov holds MA degrees in Political Science (Sofia University) and in Political Philosophy (University of York, UK) and PhD in Political Science (Sofia University). He has specialized in political theory and history of political thought in Norway, Italy, the USA, and Great Britain. He is currently Associate Professor and teaches history of political ideas at the Sofia University. He is editor-in-chief of the Reason, a theoretical journal of politics and culture. Dr. Malinov is an author of numerous publications and translations in the field of political theory. He has been member of parliament and member of the Program Council and the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian School of Politics. At present he is Member of the European Parliament.

Anna Gocheva, member

Anna Gocheva, member

Anna Gocheva holds a Master’s degree in Public Relations. She has been Director of the Press Center of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), Program Coordinator at the Political Academy for Central and Southeastern Europe and the Bulgarian School of Politics, as well as Director of the Reason Institute. She has also been an expert on the Information and Publicity Action under an OPAC project at the Supreme Judicial Council. At the moment she is a consultant on political PR.

 

John Hulsman, member

John Hulsman, member

John Hulsman is an expert on foreign policy and decision making. He has been an advisor to governments and leading decision makers, both in Europe and the United States. He is currently a scholar at the German Council on Foreign Relations.

 

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Janusz Bugajski, member

Janusz Bugajski, member

Janusz Bugajski is Director of the New European Democracies Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He chairs the South-Central Europe area studies program at the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award granted jointly by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Bugajski is a regular contributor to various US and European newspapers and journals and author on books on foreign policy.

Ivaneta Dobichina, member

Ivaneta Dobichina, member

Vera Mutafchieva, member (1929 - 2009)

Vera Mutafchieva, member (1929 - 2009)

Vera Mutafchieva is a Bulgarian writer and historian, member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She graduates in history in 1951 and earns her PhD in 1978. She is an author of more than 30 books published in Bulgaria and abroad. Vera Mutafchieva has chaired the Agency for Bulgarians Abroad (1997 - 1998). She is a winner of many awards, including the Herder Prize (1980).

 

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