Douglas Smith Graduate of Harvard College. Served for five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy prior to joining the CIA. As CIA operations officer, spent 15 years of his career in Southeastern Europe. He retired in 1997 .
Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos is currently a Senior Analyst at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) in Athens and teaches the postgraduate course ‘Foreign Policy Analysis' at the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus. During the period 2000-2001 he worked as a Research Analyst for the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Defence and the Naval War College in Athens. He earned his Master's Degree in Intelligence & Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth University in 2002 and his Doctorate Diploma at Swansea University in 2006. His research interests include international relations, security, intelligence, strategy, military transformation, crisis management and Greek security policy. Dr. Liaropoulos has presented papers in international conferences and published a number of articles in both Greek and foreign journals.
Dr. Franjo Tuđman (b. 1922, Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia; †1999, Zagreb). Historian and statesman. Croatian president (1990-1999). Member of the antifascist movement during the World War II. In 1961 leaves active military service as major general . As a university professor and manager of the Institute for the History of the Labour Movement he comes into conflict with the communist regime for his advocation of Croatian national rights and political democracy. Sentenced to two years in prison in 1971, and to three years in 1981 in political trials. In 1989 establishes the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) through which he formulates a political program for independant and suverign Croatian state. Having won the first free multiparty elections in 1990, becomes the first Croatian president. He is reelected in 1992 and 1997. Graduated from a senior military academy, and earned a doctor's degree in political sciences in 1965. Member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1992. Author of numerous articles and several books: Rat protiv rata (War Against War) (1957), Stvaranje socijalističke Jugoslavije (The Establishment of the Socialist Yugoslavia) (1960), Okupacija i revolucija (Occupation and Revolution) (1963), Uzroci krize monarhističke Jugoslavije od ujedinjenja 1918. do sloma 1941. (Causes of the crisis in the Yugoslav monarchy; doctoral disseration) (1965), Velike ideje i mali narodi (Great Ideas and Small Nations) (1969), Nacionalno pitanje u suvremenoj Evropi (The National Issue in Modern Europe) (1981), Bespuća povijesne zbiljnosti. Rasprava o povijesti i filozofiji zlosilja (Horrors of War. An Essay on the History and Philosophy of Violence) (1989), Hrvatska u monarhističkoj Jugoslaviji 1918 - 1941 (Croatia in the Yugoslav Monarchy) (1993), S vjerom u samostalnu Hrvatsku (Believing in Croatia's Independence) (1995).
Admiral Davor Domazet-Lošo (b. 1948, Sinj, Croatia). Military education: Navy Military Academy, (1971), Command - Staff Tactics and Operations School (1984), War Strategy School (1991). Ranks: Rear Admiral, (1994), Vice Admiral, (1998), Admiral, (2000). Assignments: Assistant or Commander on several types of ships, Commander of the "Split" Missile Frigate, anti-submarine and anti-missile defence specialist on war ships (1987), Head of Intelligence Analytics Department in the Military Maritime Zone (1991), Chief of the Strategic Research Office (1991), Chief of the Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GS AF of the Republic of Croatia, 1992), Deputy Chief of GS AF of Croatia (1996), Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia (1998-2000). Admiral Domazet deals primarily with strategic studies, and writes and publishes essays in the fields of general strategy, military strategy, doctrine and tactics. He also lectures at upper level civilian and military educational institutions.
Dr. Imre Varga (b. 1958, Miskolc, Hungary) graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs (1982); PhD studies at the "Miklós Zrínyi" University of National Defense (1998). Began his career in 1982 as a junior diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1985 to 1991, served in Belgrade as an attaché, third, and second secretary in the Hungarian Embassy. From 1991 to 1994, desk officer, head of the unit of the Fourth Department (Southeast Europe), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1994, appointed Deputy Head of Mission at the Hungarian Embassy, Zagreb. From 1999 on, head of a unit in the Department of EU Coordination, State Secretariat for Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is married, with three sons.
Dr. Ivan Bagarić (b. 1941, Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Specialized in public health; Assistant at the Medical Faculty, University of Mostar; Assistant Minister of Health in the Federation of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Head of the Medical Headquarters for the HVO during the war, with the rank of Major-General. Elected twice to the Parliament of Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Dr. Ivica Kostović (b. 1943 in Zagreb, Croatia): Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Graduated from the School of Medicine, Zagreb, 1967. Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston (1975-1976), Consultant for human neuroanatomy at the Yale University School of Medicine (1979 - ), Spinoza Professor at the University of Amsterdam (1990 - ). Former Deputy Head of the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995). Currently Director of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research at the School of Medicine, Zagreb.
Dr. Janos Gömbös (b. 1949, Magyargences, Hungary). Graduted from the Military Academy Lalka Mate in 1968 as a radar technician. Military College "Zrinji Miklos" in 1978. Retired as Colonel in 1993. Doctorate awarded in 1989. Senior fellow for the Center for Security and Defence Studies from 1991. Military Advisor for the Parliamentary Faction of the Hungarian Socialist Party from 1994. Book: Hungary and NATO. Many studies, including: NATO new strategy (1991); Russian foreign policy (1999); Hungarian Defence Industry (1998). Married and has one daughter.
Dr. Marko Radoš (b. 1963 in Seonica, B&H) Medical doctor, resident in radiology and assistant at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Graduated from the School of Medicine, Zagreb, 1990; served with the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) and Center for Crisis Management of the School of Medicine, Zagreb (1993 - ). Currently engaged in the scientific research program of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (neuroradiology and developmental neuroscience).
Dr. Miloš Judaš (b. 1961 in Petrinja, Croatia) Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Graduated from the School of Medicine, Zagreb, 1984; served with the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) and Center for Crisis Management of the School of Medicine Zagreb (1993 - ). Vice-Dean for Research at the School of Medicine (1998-2000). Currently engaged in the scientific research program of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research in the field of developmental neurobiology and neuroscience.
Dr. Miroslav Tudjman (b. 1946, Belgrade) Professor of information theory at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Zagreb. Deputy Director of the Office for National Security (UNS) and the Director of the Croatian Intelligence Service (HIS) from 1993 to 1998, and from 1999 to 2000. Contributed to various scientific projects, published four books and over a hundred articles in scientific journals; editor of a dozen miscellaneous works. Active in research, both in the field of information theory and national security and intelligence.
Dr. Neven Henigsberg (b. 1963). Psychiatrist. Since 1991 has worked on health-related humanitarian activities, particularly on development of disaster management information system. From 1993 assumed position of Assistant Director of the Center for Development of Disaster Management Information System at the Medical School in Zagreb. Has led several humanitarian projects in cooperation with WHO, UNHCR and EC. Currently employed at the Medical School in Zagreb, Croatian Institute for Brain Research and Vrapee Psychiatric Hospital.
Dr. Stevan Dedijer (born 1911, Sarajevo). Education: Collegio Internazionale Monte Mario, Rome, 1924 - 1929; Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut USA; BS in Theoretical Physics, Princeton University, USA, 1934; Ph. D. Honoris Cause, Lund University. Professional Experience: Columnist in Competitive Intelligence Review, USA, 1992 - 1994; Instructor of Intelligence and security courses, Lund University, Sweden 1974 - 1993. Consultant to the U.N., European Community, UNESCO, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Sweden, PLO, ex-Yugoslavia, Croatia, and OECD (organized in 1980 for the "Economic Intelligence for Development"). Fellow of Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Palo Alto, California, 1969 - 1970. Studies in Intelligence: Dartmouth College, NSF, EXXON; corporation grants 1972 - 1975. Founder and director of Research Policy Institute, Lund University, Sweden 1966-1978. Studies in research and development policy: Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, and Lund University, Sweden 1961 - 1966. Researcher, nuclear physics, Nuclear Institute of Belgrade, Tait Institute, Edinburgh, and Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreborn Director of Nuclear Institute, Belgrade 1952 - 1954. Journalist: Newsweek - New York, Slobodna Rec-Pittsburgh, Borba, Tanjug, Politika - Belgrade, 1936 - 1952. Publications: Published more than 150 papers and reports in the fields of Intelligence and Security, and Science and Technology policy, including: "Swedish Technical Attaches and Innovation Intelligence", 1994; "Management and Development by Intelligence, Japan, 1860 - 1990", JS and EI, 1992; "Does IBM Know What Business it is in?", 1990, in Social and Economic Intelligence; "Elizabethan Intelligence - The Rainbow Enigma", 1986, Internet Journal of Intelligence; "Chinese Science: Ancient and Modern", cover story in Nature, August, 1975; "Why did Daedalus Leave", Science,1962. Publications in his honor: "The Intelligence Corporation", Jon Sigurdsson, Yael Torneurd, editors, 1992; "From Research Policy to Social Intelligence", J. Annerstedt, A. Jamison, editors, 1987; "Clio goes Spying - Essays in the History of Intelligence", W. Agrell, C. Hjort, eds. 1983. Founder of Business Intelligence - "Intelligence in the 21st Century", Conference, Priverno, Italy, 2001.
Dr. Thomas Patrick Melady, The former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Uganda and the Holy See, is President Emeritus of Sacred Heart University. He is now Senior Diplomat in Residence at the Institute of World Politics
Lt.General Leonid Vladimirovich Shebarshin (b. 1935, Moscow) Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations, Oriental faculty. In 1958, joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and was posted the same year to the Embassy in Pakistan. In 1962, left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and joined the First Main Directorate, External Intelligence Service, of the Committee for State Security (KGB) with the rank of lieutenant. From 1964-1977, served in Pakistan and India. In 1979, appointed chief of the KGB 'residentura' in Iran and gained first-hand experience of the Islamic revolution. After returning to the Center in 1983, became Deputy Chief of the Analytical Department of Intelligence. In February, 1989, appointed Chief of the First Main Directorate, Deputy Chairman of KGB. In August, 1991, by decree of Mihael Gorbachev, appointed Acting Chairman of KGB,and soon thereafter replaced by Mr. Bakatin. Boris Yeltsin reveals in his memoirs that General Shebarshin was removed from the top position in the KGB at his insistence. In September, 1991, provoked by the incompetence and high - handedness of Mr. Bakatin, General Shebarshin resigns from the KGB with a full pension. At the end of 1991, General Shebarshin, along with a group of former KGB colleagues and Interior Ministry officials, founds a non-governmental company specializing in corporate security, "The Russian National Economic Security Service (RNESS)".
Dr. Wilhelm Agrell is associate professor of history at the University of Lund (Sweden) and lecturer and consultant on intelligence analysis. He has written a number of works on security policy and the history and science of intelligence.
Francesco Cossiga (b. 1928, Sassari). Holds a law degree and was Professor of Constitutional Law at Sassari University. Active member of Catholic Action and FUCI, and in 1945 joined the Christian Democratic Party, becoming Provincial Secretary from 1956 to 1958 and leader of the DC Group on the Sassari City Council until 1966. He served as Minister for Home Affairs in the 2nd and 4th Andreotti governments, but resigned in May 1978 following the murder of Aldo Moro. He was re-elected Deputy for the sixth time on 3 June 1979, and was the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Affairs Committee. On August 4, 1979 headed a coalition government of the DC, PSDI and PLI Parties, and from April 4, 1980 to October 18, 1980 headed a second DC, PSI and PRI coalition government. In 1983, as Senator for the Tempio-Orieri constituency, was elected Speaker of the Senate. On June 24, 1985, elected President of the Republic at the first ballot. Left office on April 28, 1992 and was appointed Life Senator. Named "doctor of civil law" from Oxford University, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, member of the Council of the Foundation of the Academy of Philosophy Studies of Lichtenstein, Honorary Senator of the Senate of the University of Bonn. Holds honorary degrees from major universities around the world.
Gen. Todor K. Boyadjiev (b. 1939, Bulgaria). President of the Bulgarian Euro- Atlantic Intelligence Forum, Adjunct Professor in National Security and Intelligence at the universities of Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and Bourges, and Official Senior Consultant to the Bulgarian National Television on national security matters. Studied at the University of Technology, Sofia, and has a Major in Electronics and Telecommunications. From 1967 to 1972, Deputy Commercial Counselor of Bulgaria to the United States. Elected member of IEEE in 1969. Former advisor to the Chairman of the State Committee on Science, Technical Progress, and Higher Education; previously employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UN and Disarmament Department); former Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations; former Minister Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In November 1990, by decree of the President of Republic of Bulgaria, received the military rank of General-Major. From February 1990 until June 1992, "Executive Secretary" - Deputy Minister to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Has headed the Information Division, International Department, Public Relations, Press Center, National Central Bureau of the I.C.P.O. INTERPOL, etc.
Gordan Akrap, PhD, St. George Association, Zagreb, (b. 1966) graduated on Zagreb Faculty of electronics and computing in 1994. In 2011 he received a PhD at the University of Zagreb, in the field of Information and Communication sciences. The title of his PhD was “Informational strategies and operations in public knowledge shaping”. He had an active role in Homeland war. During his career in diplomatic and security structures of Croatia he completed a number of professional courses, including Diplomatic Academy. He is active in research of national and regional security, intelligence and history of Homeland War. He published a number of books, and papers in journals and proceedings.
Gordan N. Bardos is Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. A specialist on Southeastern Europe, he has written extensively on various aspects of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Bardos also serves as Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), the world's largest scholarly organization devoted to the study of problems of nationalism and ethnic conflict in the post-communist world. Since 1998, he has also worked as a Balkans consultant for Freedom House. In 1996-97, he worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a political advisor to the U.S. military. Primary research interests include problems of democracy in a multinational environment, comparative state and nation building processes, and the role of Islamic fundamentalist groups in Southeastern Europe.
Damirka Mihaljević, magistrirala je na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu 2006. godine na temu Utjecaj javnog mnijenja na međunarodne odnose. Na Filozofskom fakultetu u Mostaru 2012. godine obranila doktorski rad na temu Bosna i Hercegovina u potrazi za optimalnim modelom uređenja. Kao asistentica angažirana na kolegijima Političke doktrine i ideologije, Ideološke i političke transformacija jugoistoka Europe na odjelu politologije Filozofskog fakulteta u Mostaru. Objavila je nekoliko radova iz politologije: Utjecaj javnog mnijenja na međunarodne odnose, Odnos morala i politike, Politička kultura.
Davor Marijan (b. 1966, Livno, Bosnia-Herzegovina) Holds degrees in history and archaeology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Has published works in the area of military history. Author of the monography Battle of Kupres, 1942. (Zagreb: AGM, 1999). Employed in the Military Museum of the Croatian Army in Zagreb.
Gordana Iličić, M.A., born in 1971 in Imotski, Croatia. She graduated Politology at the Faculty of Political science in Zagreb (elections and political parties), where she also earned her Master's degree in Europian Studies – Croatia and Europe (international relationships and national security). She lives and works in Grude, BiH.
Grozdan Cvetkovski (b. 1956, Kriva Palanka, Macedonia) Holds B.Sc. in Faculty of Security in Skopje, and Master's Degree in International Political Relations from the Law Faculty, Skopje. Doctorate in progress: Political requirements of organized crime in post-communist countries, with a special emphasis on the conditions in the Republic of Macedonia. Worked in the Interior Ministry for many years. Former Director of the Security Faculty. Founder of the first detective agency in Macedonia. Current post: Director of Analysis in the Intelligence Agency of the Republic of Macedonia. Published works: Terrorism in the Modern World, Skopje, 1986; and What we fought for, Skopje, 1995.
Helena S. Khotkova (b. 1955) is a political scientist specializing on Central Europe. She graduated from the Moscow University, Faculty of History (1977), Ph.D. (History) the Moscow University, 1983. Since 1998 has been a head of department at Russia's Institute for Strategic Studies. She is the author of numerous sholarly articles. "Russia' S and the CEE countries relations in the context of NATO and the EU enlargment"- In: Stability and Security of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (Collection studies of Center for Stategic Studies), Ljubljana,1997; Relations between the Russian Federation, the CEE countries and NATO. -In: The Geopolitical Position of Central Europe.Development Tendencies in the 21 st Century.Bratislava,1998.
Helene L. Boatner († 2000) Served with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1963 until 1996. Employed for ten years as an analyst with the Office of Economic Research in the Directorate of Intelligence, and with the Office of National Estimates. Later served in a wide variety of executive positions, including Director of Political Analysis, Director of Leadership Analysis, Director of Current Production and Analytic Support and Comptroller. Spent two years in the U. S. Mission to the United Nations. Also served on the Editorial Board of CIA's Studies in Intelligence and was Chairman of that Board for many years. Received a B. A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas and a M.A. in Economics from The American University, and was a graduate of the National War College in Washington, D.C. Helene Boatner died on 9 January 2000.
Ivica Lučić (born 1962. Ljubuški, Bosnia-Herzegovina) Law Faculty Assistant at University of Mostar, (Bosnia and Herzegovina); lecturer at the Intelligence Academy in Zagreb (Republic of Croatia). Performed various official duties since 1991 in the area of security and intelligence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Croatia. After the war, awarded rank of Major-General. Elected twice to the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he was Deputy President of the Commission of Defense and Security of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation.
Jordan Anguelov Baev (b. 1954, Sofia). Associate Professor of contemporary history, national security, crisis management at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Since 1999, Executive Director, Center for Conflict Studies, Sofia. International academic activity: Central European University, Budapest; The George Washington University, Washington DC; King's College, London; Helsinki University; American University; Blagoevgrad; U.S. Institute of Peace & Black Sea University Foundation, Sinaia, Romania; "George C. Marshall" Center for European Security. Participation in International Conferences: Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, College Park, Maryland, Graz, Leipzig, London, Managua, Moscow, Prague, Reykjavik, Stanford, California, Warsaw, Washington, D.C. Publications: 142 publications on contemporary history, foreign policy, international relations and conflict studies, and four books, among them: Military-Political Conflicts after World War II and Bulgaria. Sofia 1995, and Greek Civil War: International Dimensions. Athens 1997. Co-author /co-editor/ of 12 books.
Duško Doder is a journalist and author, whose latest book is Milošević: Portrait of a Tyrant (2000). He has reported extensively on Soviet and East European affairs for the Washington Post, where he served as assistant foreign editor, State Department correspondent, East European bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief, and intelligence correspondent. Doder also served a tour of duty as Beijing correspondent for US News and World Report. He graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1962, and received two advanced degrees from Columbia University. He won two Overseas Press Club awards and the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. Doder's book Shadows and Whispers: Power Politics Inside the Kremlin from Brezhnev to Gorbachev was the runner-up for the Washington Monthly's Political Book of 1986. Other books include: The Yugoslavs (1977) and Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin (1990).
Krešimir Ćosić (b. 1949, Zagreb, Croatia). Holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees from University of Zagreb, Croatia. Visiting research fellow at Aerospace Department, Ann Arbor University of Michigan in 1990. Presently full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Since 1993, President of the Military-Technical Council of the Ministry of Defense of Croatia. Also former Deputy Minister of Defense of Croatia from 1996-2000. Dr. Ćosić is at present director of the Institute for Defense Studies, Research and Development, which was established in 1999. He is married and has two children.
Lt-Gen. László Botz (b. 1944, Pestújhely, Hungary). Military education at the Military Academy (1966), War College (1980) and General Staff Course (1983). From 1969 to 1991, held various military positions, including Head of Division, Intelligence Division, and Deputy Director of Military Intelligence. From 1991 to 1995, held positions at the Ministry of Defense, including the Head of the Department of International Relations and Security Policy, Representative of Ministry of Defense, and the Hungarian Home Defense Forces at the Hungarian NATO Mission, Brussels. In 1995, appointed Director General of MIO. His foreign services include missions to the Republic of Vietnam (1973), United States (Assistant Military Attaché, 1976-1979), Italy (Defense Attaché, 1985-1990) and Belgium (Military Representative,1993-1995). He is married, with two grown-up children.
Lt.General Nicolai Leonov (b. 1928, Riazan) Graduated from Moscow Institute of International Relations. From 1952 to 1958 worked in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. In 1958 joined the First Main Directorate of the KGB (external intelligence service). In 1962 - 1968 served in Mexico. In 1969 was appointed the Sub - Director of the Latin American Department of the Intelligence service. In 1971, moved to the Department of Information and Analyses of the First Main Directorate. Two years later was appointed Director of this Department. In 1984, became the Deputy Director of the First Main Department. In 1991 (from February to August) was the Director of the Department of Analyses of the KGB. Since August, 1991, employed as professor and journalist.
Maj.Gen. Alexander Anatolevich Liakhovsky (b. 1946, Tbilisi) Military education - Supreme Army Command Educational Institute, Bakin, Azerbaijan; Military Academy "M. V. Frunze" and Soviet Army General HQ Military Academy. Assignments: As commander of a motorized tank unit, took part in the 1968 events in Czechoslovakia. Spent a long period of time working in the General HQ. Served in various conflict zones in several countries, such as Ethiopia (1983), Angola (1984) and Afghanistan (1987 - 89). Within the Territorial Army Chief Command, was entrusted on numerous occasions with missions to hot -spots in the Soviet Union and in Russia (Armenia, Georgia, South Ossetia, the Baltic region, Tajikistan, and the Northern Caucasus) where he was tasked to normalize the situation in those respective areas. Currently serves as deputy chief of one of the directorates of the Chief Directorate of the Territorial Army. His current army rank is General Major. Author of a number of articles on local wars, which have been published in journals and newspapers. Also author of three books: The Secrets of the Afghan War, The Tragedy and Glory of Afghanistan, and The Flames of Afghanistan. Received the USSR Ministry of Defense Award for his article "On the Scorched Afghan Land" in 1990.
Marijan Gubić formally served as Assistant Presidential Advisor for International Public Affairs in the Office of the President, Zagreb, Croatia, and as a Counsellor for Public Diplomacy at the Croatian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He holds degrees in Law and Political Science (Honours) and also received a Master's Degree in International Affairs. He currently works as a Consultant for Marketing and Business Information Services.
Miroslav Međimorec (b. 1942 in Zagreb, Croatia). Education: Faculty of Philosophy, Comparative Literature; Academy for Theatre and Film. 1991. Volunteered in the Croatian Army. 1992 - Office of President - Advisor. 1993 - Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Assistant Director of HIS. 1999 - Ambassador to Switzerland. Married with two children.
Mr. Drago Ferš (b. 1943 Maribor, Slovenia). Education: Faculty of Political Science, University of Ljubljana. Retired in 2000 as Director of Slovenian Intelligence and Security Service (SOVA, Slovenia).
Pavle Kalinić, PhD, Office for Emergency Crisis Management, City of Zagreb, graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb in 1982. In the same year, he received his master's degree in International Relations. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Political Science from 1986 to 1987, and at the College of Technical Science from 1987 to 1991. In 1989-1990, as an assistant at the Faculty of Political Science, he participated in the scientific project "Characteristics of Political Behaviour in the Region". In 1989 he founded Fokus, the first independent magazine in Croatia, which was published until the end of 1990. During 1991, he participated in the Homeland War as an army officer. He underwent medical treatment in the US after being wounded on the battlefield. He resided in the United States the following two years, returning to Croatia in 1994. He worked for the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in 1994 and 1995. In 1997, he became a member of the Zagreb City Assembly, as well as a member of the Croatian Parliament in 2000. In 2006, he became head of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports in Zagreb; as of 2008, he is the head of the Zagreb Office of Emergency Management. In July 2012, he obtained his PhD with the thesis “The politics of G.W. Bush administration and Islamic terrorism”.
Plamen Ilarionov Pantev (b. 1952). Senior Research Fellow, Ph. D. and Associate Professor in International Relations and International Law at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridsky". Expert in security studies, foreign-policy predictions and international negotiations. Founder and Director of the Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia, Bulgaria.
Prof. dr. Klaus Lange - Director od Institute for Transnational Studies, Landshut; Head of Dept. for International Security Politics, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich; Honorary member of MCC, London, and member of RUSI, London. Member, International advisory board, Centre for Global and Strategic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. Co-editor, journal "Sicherheitspolitik", Zurich. Teaching: Hochschule für Politik, Munich; UNISA, Pretoria; International University, Moscow; Regional Areas Studies Centre, University of Peshawar.
Dr. sc. Branko Hebrang dekan je Visoke škole za odnose s javnošću i studij medija Kairos iz Zagreba gdje predaje Osnove teorije promidžbe, a na Hrvatskim studijima Sveučilišta u Zagrebu kolegij Teorije i sustavi agencijskog komuniciranja. Uže područje njegova znanstvenog proučavanja obuhvaća teoriju masovnih medija, upravljanje javnim znanjem, diskurs uvjeravanja i promidžbe u medijskoj praksi, dominaciju političkoga determinizma u medijskoj sferi. Autor je i urednik više projekata, stručnih, znanstvenih i publicističkih radova. Završio je ekonomski fakultet, magistrirao je na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu i doktorirao informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti na zagrebačkom Filozofskom fakultetu.
Brigadir dr. sc. Vilko Klasan, rođen 1963. u Ivanjskoj, Bosna i Hercegovina. Osnovnu školu završio je u Ivanjskoj. Na Zrakoplovno tehničkoj vojnoj akademiji u Rajlovcu kod Sarajeva diplomirao je 1985. Vojno-diplomatsku školu u Zagrebu završio je 1998. Ratnu školu OS SR Njemačke na kojoj je apsolvirao područja iz domene sigurnosne politike, proliferacije oružja za masovno uništavanje, kriznog managementa, sigurnosti EU, informacijskog ratovanja i vođenja zračnog rata pohađao je 2000-2001. General Military English Course na National Defence University Budapest, Republika Mađarska završio je 2002. Usavršavao se na području borbe protiv NKB terorizma. Magistrirao je na Visokoj školi sigurnosti sa temom Utjecaj proliferacije OMU na sigurnost EU, a od 2009. je na Poslijediplomskom doktorskom studiju Odsjeka informacijskih zananosti Filozofskog fakulteta u Zagrebu. U obranu Republike Hrvatske uključio se 1991. i obnašao dužnosti od zapovjednika vojarne, bojne, baze do dužnosti u Glavnom stožeru OSRH, MORH i Vojno sigurnosnoj agenciji. Za doprinos u ratu odlikovan je Spomenicom domovinskog rata, Spomenicom domovinske zahvalnosti i medaljom Oluja. Dužnost Vojnog izaslanika obrane RH pri veleposlanstvima RH u SR Njemačkoj i Češkoj Republici, sa sjedištem u Berlinu obnašao je od 2004-2009. Nakon povratka imenovan je načelnikom Službe za ugovaranje i nabavu MORH, a zatim i načelnikom Samostalnog sektora za javnu nabavu MORH. Od 1. prosinca 2012. je na dužnosti Vojnog izaslanika obrane RH pri veleposlanstvima RH u Republici Austriji, Slovačkoj Republici i Švicarskoj Konfederaciji, sa sjedištem u Beču.
mr. sc. Stjepan Sučić, rođen 1959. u Vukovaru, dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata u kojem je dva puta bio ranjen. Aktivni je sudionik obrane Vukovara od prvog dana organiziranja obrane. Nakon okupacije Vukovara, nastavlja s aktivnim djelovanjem u HV. Obnaša niz odgovornih zapovjednih dužnosti, uključujući i zapovijedanje 5. gbr. HV. Odlikovan je spomenicama Domovinskog rata i Domovinske zahvalnosti, Redom hrvatskog trolista, Redom hrvatskog pletera, Redom hrvatskog križa, Redom Nikole Šubića Zrinskog, Redom Bana Jelačića i Redom Kneza Domagoja s ogrlicom. Umirovljen je u činu brigadira HV. Završio je najviše vojne škole OS RH: Zapovjedno stožernu školu „Blago Zadro“ i Ratnu školu „Ban Josip Jelačić“.
Prof. dr. sc. Vine Mihaljević rođen je 1958. godine u Livnu gdje je završio osnovnu školu. Franjevačku klasičnu gimnaziju završio je u Visokom 1978., Franjevačku teologiju u Sarajevu 1980.-1985., diplomirao je na Katoličkom bogoslovnom fakultetu u Zagrebu 1986., poslijediplomski studij iz Pastoralne teologije na Salezijanskom papinskom sveučilištu u Rimu gdje je 1989. godine magistrirao, a 1992. godine doktorirao s temom “CREDO – la catechesi televisiva” („CREDO – televizijska kateheza“). Bio je profesor Pastoralne teologije na Franjevačkoj teologiji – Sarajevo/Samobor 1992.-1993., urednik u „Studiju Kršćanske sadašnjosti“ od 1993.-1997. na audiovizualnim projektima, odnosno video-katehezama za različite uzraste te urednik u teološkom časopisu “Svesci” 1997.-1998. Od 1998. godine do danas radi na Institutu društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar u Zagrebu kao znanstveni savjetnik na temama “Religijske zajednice u Hrvatskoj i njihova uloga u integracijskim procesima”, «Globalizacija i (post)moderni religijski i crkveni pokreti u Hrvatskoj” te „Hrvatski identitet, religija i izazovi europskih integracija“. Objavio nekoliko knjiga i više znanstvenih i stručnih radova u relevantnim domaćin i stranim znanstvenim publikacijama. Područje znanstvenog zanimanje je sociologija religije, komunikologija, pastoralna teologija.
Prof. dr. sc. Dražen Živić (1968.) rođen je u Vukovaru. Diplomirao je 1993. godine na Geografskom odsjeku Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. Na istom je fakultetu magistrirao 1998. i doktorirao 2000. godine. Kao znanstveni savjetnik radi na Institutu društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar. Posebno se bavi istraživanjima povezanima s demografijom Hrvatske, demografijom malih područja, demografijom braka i obitelji, demografskim posljedicama rata te etnodemografijom. Bio je voditelj projekta „Demografski gubici i posljedice Domovinskog rata“ (2002. – 2006.). Od 2008. godine voditelj je projekta „Demografski aspekti urbano-ruralne polarizacije Hrvatske“. Voditelj je i Područnoga centra Instituta Ivo Pilar u Vukovaru. Bio je profesor na Odsjeku sociologije Hrvatskih studija Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2003. – 2012.). Predaje i na Studiju povijesti na Hrvatskom katoličkom sveučilištu, na Diplomatskoj akademiji Ministarstva vanjskih poslova i europskih integracija te na Specijalističkom poslijediplomskom studiju Pastoralne teologije na Katoličkom bogoslovnom fakultetu u Đakovu. Dobitnik je Državne nagrade za znanost na području društvenih znanosti za znanstvene novake (2001.). Objavio je stotinjak znanstvenih i stručnih radova u međunarodno referiranim časopisima, zbornicima radova i knjigama. Sudjelovao je na pedesetak hrvatskih i međunarodnih znanstvenih skupova. Član je više strukovnih udruga te Vijeća za život i obitelj Hrvatske biskupske konferencije.
General pukovnik dr.sc. Slavko Barić, rođ. 27. travnja 1957., u Bocanjevci – Belišće, zamjenik je načelnika Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske za planove i resurse. U OS RH obnašao je sljedeće dužnosti: 1991./92. - zapovjednik 107. brigade; 1992./93. - zapovjednik 132. brigade; 1993./95. - zamjenik zapovjednika Zbornog područja Osijek; 1995./96. - pročelnik Vojnog kabineta u Uredu Predsjednika RH; 1996./97. - zamjenik zapovjednika Zbornog područja Osijek; 1997./99. - vojni izaslanik Predsjednika Republike Hrvatske za mirnu reintegraciju; 1999./2001. - zamjenik zapovjednika Ratne škole "B. J. Jelačić"; 2001./03. - zapovjednik Zbornog područja Osijek; od 2003. - zamjenik N GS OSRH. Trenutno obnaša dužnost zapovjednika Hrvatskog vojno učilišta "dr. Franjo Tuđman". Na Fakultetu političkih znanosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu obranio je 2010. doktorsku disertaciju na temu „Asimetrično ratovanje i transformacija vojne organizacije: Adaptacija vojnih doktrina i metoda djelovanja u odgovoru na asimetrične ugroze“.
Wilhelm Dietl (born 1955 in Bad Koetzting) is a well-knownn German journalist and expert for Near and Middle East, international terrorism and extremism. As a journalist, he worked for local edition of Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Erding, weekly magazine Quick where he was a chief reporter, and for Stern and Spiegel. From 1993-2004 he worked in magazine Focus. During that time he was recruited to work for BND. He is also author of 15 books which, some of them, becames bestsellers. He was a co-founder and vicepresident of Institut fuer Terrorismusforschung und Sicheheitspolitik in Essen, Germany.
Ante Lucic (b. 1988, Zagreb, Croatia) is a graduate of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, where he obtained a BA in International Politics and History. Having spent several years in the Middle East, he has become acquainted with the region’s political, historical, and security affairs. Besides formal studies, he has chaired a number of civil initiatives in Syria and Germany, and completed two consulting internships in Croatia. He is one of the founders of the Jacobs University’s student radio “Pledari Grond,” he organized and participated in many student conferences, and is a member of Matica Hrvatska. Ante Lucic is a prospective Master student in the field of Intelligence, Security and Counterterrorism. His areas of research are mostly the Middle Eastern and Balkan politics and security.
Daniel Pustelnik (b. 1984, Berlin, Germany) is a graduate of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. His main field of interest is strategy, particularly how factor endowments and their interrelation with player behavior can be systematically analyzed. After graduating from Beethoven Gymnasium in Berlin he moved to Freiburg to study medicine. Upon acquiring the Physikum (Germany’s pre-clinical cumulative exam certificate) in 2007, he moved to
Bremen to study International Politics and History at Jacobs University, from where he graduated in 2010 as a BA. His academic foci lay on political economy in general and the role of energy in particular. His interest in strategy extends across the fields of politics, economics, and business. He has been member of several winning teams in debating and business competitions.
dr. med. Lidija Lasić (Bilić Pešić), rođena je u Zagrebu gdje je diplomirala na Medicinskom fakultetu. Završila je poslijediplomski studij iz opće medicine, specijalizaciju iz opće medicine te UZV abdominalnih organa. Početkom 1991. angažira se u Civilnoj zaštiti u DZ Medvešćak. Dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata od 1.8.1991. kad počinje raditi kao rukovoditelj skladišta lijekova i opreme u Glavnom sanitetskom stožeru. Od 1.7.1992. istu dužnost obavlja u MO RH u Upravi za zdravstvo. Jedan je od osnivača humanitarne udruge „Donum“ koja je dovela do osnivanja SOS-dječjeg sela u Hrvatskoj. Sudjelovala je 1992. u osnivanju Svjetskog zbora hrvatskih liječnika (WACP). Godine 1995. otvara privatnu ordinaciju opće medicine u Zagrebu.
mag. pharm. Silvija Missoni rođena u Zagrebu gdje nakon je završila osnovnu školu, II realnu gimnaziju te farmaceutski fakultet. Nekoliko godina radi u Hannoveru (Njemačka). Povratkom u Zagreb, zapošljava se u ljekarnama „Zagreb“ gdje radi do umirovljenja. Jedna je od osnivača apoteke koja je djelovala u Sveučilišnoj bolnici, Jadranska bb. Dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata od početka veljače 1991. kad se javlja u nenaoružane odrede Narodne zaštite pri zagrebačkoj mjesnoj zajednici Petar Krešimir IV, a potom u naoružane odrede gdje vrši dužnost zapovjednika sanitetskog voda. Paralelno, kao dragovoljac (uz redovni rad u apoteci „Ljekarna Zagreb“) u Caritasu Biskupske konferencije vrši poslove organizacije i koordinacije slaganja lijekova iz donacija. Dana 1.5.1991. odlazi u Glavni stožer saniteta RH gdje razrađuje i ustrojava sustav prihvaćanja, slaganja i distribucije lijekova i sanitetskog materijala. Dana 6.12.1991. postavljena je na dužnost pročelnika Odjela za sanitetsku opskrbu Glavnog stožera saniteta RH. Na toj se dužnosti nalazi do 21.7.1993. kad prelazi na rad u Ministarstvo vanjskih poslova RH. Dana 15.8. odlazi u Generalni konzulat RH u Zurich, kao tajnik i koordinator za humanitarne poslove i: održavanje kontakta sa Svjetskom zdravstvenom organizacijom; održavanje kontakta s inozemnom farmaceutskom industrijom i koordiniranje s hrvatskom dijasporom za pomoć u obnovi hrvatskih bolnica. Jedan je od osnivača humanitarne udruge „Donum“ koja je dovela do osnivanja SOS-dječjeg sela u Hrvatskoj. Završila je devet razreda glazbene škole, govori tri strana jezika.
Reynaud Theunens is Chief of the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) in the United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) in Lebanon since 2009. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Brussels, he joined the Belgian Armed Forces, 2nd Guides armor regiment in Germany. He subsequently served as a military intelligence analyst at the Belgian Ministry of Defence and attended specialized training in the UK, US and Sweden. Between 1994 and 1999, he worked during a total of two years as a military information/intelligence officer in the UNPROFOR/UNPF (Zagreb, Croatia), UNTAES (Vukovar, Croatia) and SFOR headquarters (Sarajevo, BiH). From 2001 to 2009 he worked at the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the ICTY as an Intelligence Analyst (Military), where he conducted in depth research and analysis in support of investigations and prosecutions of violations of international humanitarian law during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, with particular emphasis on de jure and de facto (para) military command, control and communication structures. He testified in seven trials as a military expert witness called by the Prosecution on these matters. He had given several lectures on the role of (military) intelligence in the investigation and prosecution of violations of the law of armed conflict, and on intelligence in peace support operations.
Daniel Ćosić-Dragan (b. 1966, Sinj, Croatia) graduated at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. From August 1990 he was actively engaged in defence of the Republic of Croatia. He continued his career in Croatian security and diplomatic services. His areas of research are history of Homeland War, international terrorism and business and competitive intelligence.
Dr. John M. Nomikos, is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the Northeast Louisiana University in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Washington International University in 2001. He specializes on transatlantic intelligence studies, intelligence reform, and national security architecture. He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.
LTC Steven Oluic, is a career American Army Officer and an Assistant Professor of Geography at the United States Military Academy, New York. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and one book. LTC Oluic’s research interests include understanding national identity, theories of the state and most recently, the phenomenon of radical Islam in the Balkans. He earned his doctorate at Kent State University in 2005 and instructs courses on the Geography of Russia the Former Soviet Union, the Geography of Europe, and World Regional Geography at the US Military Academy.
Dr. Arnon Soffer, (b. 1935, Tel Aviv) Professor of Geography, University of Haifa, Israel. Head of the Chaikin Chair of Geostrategy, University of Haifa. Visiting Prof.: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Utah, Portland State University. National Defense College, Army Command and Staff College, Police Command Staff College. Invited Visits: West Point, University of London. Publications 3 : 25 books and Monographs, 14 educational books, about 200 articles on: Jewish-Arab relations, Military Geography, Demography, Education, Water in the Middle East, Israel, Galilee, Mountain Geography. Articles and interviews in various newspapers and journals including in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Scientist Christian Monitor, The Independent, Times, New Scientist, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, T.V. and radio appearances in Israel and abroad 1972-2007 (including BBC, The Netherland, Japan, Azerbaijan, Latin America, Canada, U.S.A. (CNN, NBC and local), Denmark, Germany, West Bank and the Arab World).
mr. sc. Natalia Anić, magistrirala je 2010. na smjeru Marketing na Ekonomskom Fakultetu u Zagrebu, te je 2011. upisala Doktorski studij informacijskih i komunikacijskih znanosti. Zaposlena je na području marketinga i razvoja u bankarskom sektoru. Predaje Marketing financijskih institucija na privatnoj visokoj poslovnoj školi.
mr. sc. Tomislav Đozić, rođen je u Zagrebu 1967. gdje je završio osnovnu i srednju školu. Magistrirao je 2002. godine na poslijediplomskom studiju Međunarodni odnosi na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu s temom „Gospodarska špijunaža u posthladnoratovskom svijetu“. Na istom fakultetu je diplomirao 1991. (smjer politologija). Zaposlen je u Uredu Vijeća za nacionalnu sigurnost od njegovog osnivanja 2003., na radnom mjestu višeg stručnog savjetnika. Prije toga je radio na analitičkim i operativnim poslovima u okviru MUP-a od 1992. Bio je sudionik različitih konferencija i predavač na stručnim seminarima s temama kao što su: poslovna sigurnost, business intelligence, gospodarska špijunaža i slično. Objavio je nekoliko stručnih radova iz tog područja.
mr. sc. Siniša Košutić, magistrirao je na temu Sustava ranog upozoravanja. Bio je višegodišnji član Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), najveće svjetske organizacije koja okuplja profesionalce iz područja Business Intelligence-a. Zaposlen je u Hrvatskoj gospodarskoj komori gdje izrađuje političke analize pojedinih zemalja.
mr. sc. Andrej Sardelić, rođen 1968. u Zagrebu, diplomirao je 1992. na PTT smjeru Fakulteta prometnih znanosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. Magistrirao je 1998. na Ekonomskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, usmjerenje marketing. Kao stručni ekspert zaposlen je u HP-Hrvatskoj pošti d.d. u Zagrebu. Posebno se bavi istraživanjem poštanske povijesti, primjenjivih poštanskih propisa, tuzemnim i inozemnim trendovima i kretanjima u poštanskoj industriji te fenomenu filatelije i njenog utjecaja na široki spektar ljudskih aktivnosti. Bio je član Povjerenstva za odabir grafičkih i likovnih motiva poštanskih maraka RH (2005.-2009.) Hrvatske pošte d.d.. Sudjelovao je na više hrvatskih i međunarodnih znanstvenih i stručnih skupova iz područja komunikologije, poštanskog prometa, logistike i tržišnih odnosa. Predsjednik je Filatelističkog društva „Poštar“ u Zagrebu.
Hrvoje Vuković, univ. spec. pol., rođen je 1982. u Zagrebu. Kao mlađi profesionalni diplomat radi na Diplomatskoj akademiji MVEP RH. Završio je Filozofiju i religijsku kulturu na Filozofskom fakultetu Družbe Isusove u Zagrebu (2008.); jednogodišnji stručni diplomatski studij (2010.) na Diplomatskoj akademiji MVEP RH i poslijediplomski specijalistički studij Sigurnosna politika RH na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu (2012.) s temom „Kibernetsko ratovanje i kibernetski terorizam – sustavi borbe protiv kibernetskih prijetnji“ - stekavši akademski naziv sveučilišnog specijaliste za nacionalnu sigurnost. Sudionik je brojnih međunarodnih konferencija, seminara i radnih stolova na temu međunarodnih odnosa, diplomacije, te nacionalne i međunarodne sigurnosti. Član je Udruge hrvatskih diplomata.
Dr. sc. Roman Domović is a lecturer at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences at the Department of Information Technology and Computing. He went to X. mathematical gymnasium where he graduated physics, after which he attended University of Zagreb and graduated in the field of Information sciences and Phonetics. At the same university he earned his doctoral degree in the field of Information and Communication sciences. His research interests are applied cryptography, classical cryptography and information warfare. He is an author of several scientific and professional articles in the field of Information and Communication sciences.
Srećko Domljanović (b. 1968, Rijeka, Croatia). Holds B.Sc. in Naval Architecture from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In September 1995, joined Military-Technical Council of the Ministry of Defense of Croatia and performed various duties dealing with technical and organization-modernization projects of the Croatian Armed Forces. Earned MS in 1998 at the Industrial College of Armed Forces, National Defense University, in the United States. Has worked in the Institute of Defense Studies, Research and Development since July 1999. Married since 1999.
The Honorable John Train has received part-time appointments from Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. He founded Train, Smith Investments Counsel in New York, and writes a column in London's Financial Times. He is the Senior Contributing Editor for Strategic Review.
Tome Batkovski (b.1952, Ohrid, Macedonia) Professor at the Faculty of Security in Skopje. In his scientific work deals mainly with (a) research of national security in general and security questions related to Republic of Macedonia and the Balkan region in specific; (b) criminal investigation in the area of criminal acts against the state; (c) research in the area of organized crime. Dr. Batkovski is author of over thirty articles. His book The Plot of the Albanian Nationalism in Macedonia (Skopje; 1994) treats from a criminological aspect the phenomenology of illegal organization and activities based on extreme Albanian nationalism in Macedonia from 1945-1987.
Robert Gates (b. 1943, Kansas). He graduated with honors from the College of William and Mary in 1964, received a Masters degree from Indiana University in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University 1974. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1966 as an analyst. from 1971 to 1973, he served as a staff member and intellgience advisor to the US Strategic Arms Limitations Talks Delegation. From 1974 - 1976, he was detailed to the National Security Council (NSC) staff. In 1977, he was reassigned to the NSC staff where he was Special Assistant to the National Security Advisor, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. In 1979, he returned to the CIA. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to the position of Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and was given additional senior level assignments. In 1982, he was named Deputy Director for Intelligence, where he was responsible for CIA analysis and production. He held this position until April, 1986, when he was nominated and confirmed as Deputy Director of Central Itnelligence. In January, 1989 he was named Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He was the Director of Central Intelligence from November 1991 - January 1993. He started his career as an intelligence officer in CIA and enroute to the position of DCI worked in the White House staffs of four presidents.
Richard J. Kerr (b. 1935) retired in 1992 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He headed two of the principal directorates and several offices in the CIA over a 32-year-career. Currently serves on several private sector boards and US government panels.
Vladimir Šimović Ph.D. from the Zagreb Faculty of Law, Zagreb, Croatia, 2000, in the field of Information science. Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb; employed full-time at the Police College in Zagreb (Croatia) and part-time at the College for Business and Management in Zapresic (Croatia). Senior researcher and project leader for consulting services and the Official Consultant for the Croatian Custom Directorate (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia) on relations with the World Bank and Croatian Government Contracts ("Project Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe; IBRD Loan No: 4582-HR"). Research interests include: classical and intelligent information systems development problems; aspects (informational and financial, operative and strategic) of various (criminal, competitive or business) intelligence models; modeling aspects in the field of: forensic computing, and digital-payments, and classical and modern statistical systems, especially in field of stochastic simulations, simulation modeling and analysis, and statistical and informational (even artificial intelligence) software tools processes. Has published more than 55 papers and 3 books about information science and modelling aspects (information and financial modelling aspects).
Richard F. Stolz (b. 1925, Dayton, Ohio, USA). He served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 as an infantryman with the 100th Infantry Division in Europe. Richard F. Stolz joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1950. He served overseas for more than 15 years in Eastern and Western Europe. He retired in 1981, but was called back into service in 1988 by then DCI William H. Webster to become the Deputy Director for Operations. He served in that capacity for three years, retiring again at the end of 1990.
Tomica Kosić. Education: holds Mr. sc. in the field of Information Science from the Faculty of Organisation and Informatics, Varaždin, Croatia. He is a Professor and Higher Scientific Assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture; studied design in Zagreb (Croatia). His research interests include: design and information science models (operative and strategic), relations between information design and informational and modern business development, and approaches to classical and modern information design systems, especially in the field of modelling and design analysis. He has published more than 10 papers on scientific aspects of modelling in informatics and information design. He is finishing his doctoral thesis on aspects and relations between information design and modern business for Croatian design companies.
Valentin Krastev Stankov (b. May 22, 1955) He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1988 and a Doctorate of Science in 2000; in 2001 he became Professor of Heuristics, Balkan ethno-psychology, and National Security. Dr. Stankov speaks English, Spanish, French, and Russian. His professional experience includes: 1978-1988 - Ministry of Interior - operational officer; 1988-1991 - Academy of Ministry of Interior - professor; 1991-1994 - Executive Director of state-owned company "Knigorazprostranenie"; 1994-2000 - in private business; founder and President of "Davco group" Holding; 2002 - Professor at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior. He has written for over 90 publications - including 8 books - several of which were published or printed abroad. Public projects include: Chairman of the Board of the "Potential" foundation, which supports the creative activities of talented, but deprived children: sponsorship of talented children in international music competitions; and supporter of the construction of the Monument in the Academy of Ministry of Interior. In 2002, Dr. Stankov received an invitation from the government of the Republic of Philippines to become its Honorable Consul in Bulgaria.
Vilko Žiljak is a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Faculty of Graphic Engineering. He received Ph.D. degree from the Zagreb Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, 1989, in the scientific field of Computer Science. His research interests include: Computer Science and simulation science models, relations between graphical and technical development (macro and micro simulation models), and classical and modern graphical and technical simulation systems, especially in field of mathematical modelling and simulation analysis. He has published more than 60 papers and 2 books about computer simulation and modelling.
Sean Hilscher, graduate of Providence College, served as an intern at the Institute of World Politics in the summer of 2007. He is now a student at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University.