[balkans] New Members
- We would like to welcome the following new members to Balkan Academic News:
Yves Tomic. Editor of the journal of Balkan studies, Balkanologie.
Research field : History of the" yugoslav space" and especially of
contemporary Serbia, History of the Balkans.
Sophia Clément has graduated in Political Sciences and International
Relations in Paris. Has achieved PhD on Security Perceptions in the Balkans
at the Institute for Political Science in Paris. She has been attached to
the Centre d'Etudes et de Relations Internationales (C.E.R.I.)
from 1992-1996, was a Senior Research Fellow at the Western European Union
Institute for Security Studies (WEU-ISS) in Paris from 1996-1999, and is
Special Advisor on Crisis Management and Balkan Issues at the Delegation
for Strategic Affairs of the French MoD since October 1, 1999.
Krassimir Kanev from Sofia, Bulgaria. I am currently a
visiting professor at the Central European University where I teach a
course on curch and state in several Balkan countries. I've got my
PhD degree with a dissertation on the Frankfurt School from Sofia
University in 1986 and have been teaching there different subjects
since 1985. Currently I teach sociology in Plovdiv University and
human rights in Sofia University. The scope of my interest is quite
broad - I have been involved in research and published on interethnic
and church-state relations in the Balkans, political development in
Bulgaria, sociology of law, the Frankfurt School and on general and
specific human rights developments in a number of European countries.
I have also been actively involved in human rights monitoring and
advocacy since 1985. At present I am the Chairman of the Bulgarian
Helsinki Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, the biggest
European human rights network of organizations.
Joe Parrish. I am part of a group of people who have been supportive of our
local Serbian churches in Elizabeth, NJ. A fund raising event is scheduled
on October 2 at St. Demetrios Greek church in Union, NJ.
- We welcome the following new subscribers to Balkan Academic News:
Branimira Mrak, and I am professor of German and English language and literature. Born 1975 in Osijek, Republic of Croatia. Presently coordinating the Zagreb office of IIZ-DVV (German Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association), furthermore active in Croatian women's NGOs. Fields of interest German & English literature, gender studies. Email: iiz-dvv@....
Antuen Skenderi. I am a final year student BA.(Hons) International Relations at the University of Malta. However my interest about the balkans comes primarily from nationality (Albanian) and I am interested and try and be updated on what it is happening in the region, and also because of this strong tie I am writing my disertation On the ' Overlapping' Balkans identities. I hope this is going to be a useful experience! Email: antuen1@....
Ljiljana Mrakovcic, I'm Croatian, currently working in Portugal and possibly developing a PhD thesis about international civil administrations in post-conflict situations in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Email: lilarozica@....
Rossitza Guentcheva. I am currently a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, where I am a member of the Cultural Mobility Group. I have an MA in History from Sofia University and another one from the Central European University in Budapest. I did my PhD at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of History. My interests are in the field of contemporary social and cultural history and history of socialism. Email: 03GURO@...
Ali ibraimi and I come from Macedonia. I am currently studying at the department of Translation and Interpreting at Bosphorous University, Istanbul.I am a sophomore student. Email: liloib@....
Emmanuel Nekic. I am a 25 years old french croat. I currently live in Berlin. I graduated political science in Toulouse, France and then at the College of Europe in Warsaw. I worked for a year at the french embasssy in Zagreb. I also took part into the network "le courrier des balkans", a french online news website on the balkans, which i recommand you : www.balkans.eu.org In Croatia, I appreciated, the news website www.iskon.hr. I am very interested in debates about administration reform in the balkans, accession to EU, economic opportunities and statistical datas.Email: emmanuelnekic@....
Amra Dapo. I come from Bosnia. I am a teacher of English langauage in the local grammar school. I am interested in academic activities in our region. Email: amra_dapo@....
Anjeza Doko. I'm from Abania.i'm studing psychology at Sosial Science Faculty at Tirana University. I'm 20 years old and i like so much keep in contact with new people ,travel,and above all perform my academic accomplishment. Email: anjezadoko@....
Chilmi Emin Kechagia. I'm from Greece, Western Thrace. I'm a third year student of Bogaziçi University, that is in Istanbul in Turkey. Here, I'm studying Translation-Interpreting. Email: dimariotis@....
Miftar Spahija. -Works for Morgan Staneley. -Is interested in international issues and peace and conflict studies. Email: Miftar.Spahija@....
Mikko Väyrynen, a Finn currently living in Zagreb where I'm finishing my Master's thesis on German support to Slovenian and Croatian independence for the University of Helsinki. I have published articles and reports on other foreign policy related subjects during my employment at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Email: mmsvayry@...
Dan Kvistbo. I am a student of Eastern European (effectively South Eastern European) studies, Political Science and "serbian/croatian/bosnian" language at the University of Copenhagen. I am also a reserve officer with a danish humanitarian governmental organisation and prior to my studies, I worked three years with various NGO's in the former Yugoslavia (mainly Croatia, BiH, Macedonia (FYROM) and Kosovo/a). Initially concentrating on both the language(s) and the history of former Yugoslavia, my focus has turned to the contemporary politics of the successor states, with an emphasis on foreign policy, i.e. in particular a) the respective states' relations with the EU, the UN (not least the ICTY) and other important international and regional actors, and b) their bilateral relations. I can be reached at kvistbo@...