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Volodymyr Dubovyk is an Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine). V. Dubovyk has conducted research at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1997, 2006-2007), at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland (2002), taught at the University of Washington (Seattle) in 2013 and at St. Edwards university/University of Texas (Austin) in 2016-17. He is the co-author of “Ukraine and European Security” (Macmillan, 1999) and has published numerous articles on US-Ukraine relations, regional and international security, and Ukraine’s foreign policy. Areas of expertise: Ukraine, Transatlantic Relations, U.S., Black Sea security.
Olexiy Haran is Professor of Comparative Politics at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (UKMA). In 1991-93, he was Dean and organizer of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the re-born Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Since 2002, he has served as Founding Director of the UKMA School for Policy Analysis, and since 2015 as Research Director at the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, a leading Ukrainian analytical and sociological think tank. He is the co-editor of Constructing a Political Nation: Changes in the Attitudes of Ukrainians during the War in the Donbas (2017), Ukraine in Europe: Questions and Answers (2009), Russia and Ukraine: Ten Years of Transformation (Moscow 2003) and several other books. His latest book is From Brezhnev to Zelensky: Dilemmas of Ukrainian Political Scientist (20121). He is also a frequent commentator in Ukrainian and international media. In winter 2013-2014, Prof. Haran was a member of the Council of ‘Maidan’ movement. In 2014-2016 he spent several weeks at the frontline near Mariupol, Luhansk, Avdiivka, and the Donetsk airport. He has been a member of Public Council under Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for 15 years.
Currently working on projects related to security sector governance and reforms, Rosaria Puglisi is an expert on countries of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. She worked and lived in the region for the best part of the last 25 years, engaged, in both advisory and leadership roles, with international organizations like the European Union, the Council of Europe and NATO. With a background in political affairs, security policy and crisis management, Rosaria has worked first-hand in all the protracted post-Soviet conflicts and been involved in related international conflict prevention and resolution efforts. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow on relations between Russia and Ukraine and has written on the Ukrainian security sector after the 2013-14 Maidan.
Dr Kateryna Zarembo is a social sciences scholar. She has been an associate fellow at the New Europe Center (Kyiv, Ukraine) since 2019. Since 2016 she has been teaching at the double-degree “German and European Studies” Master program, administered jointly by the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla” Academy (Ukraine) and Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany). In 2017-2019 she held the position of a deputy director for research at the New Europe Center. In 2010-2017 she worked at the Institute of World Policy (Kyiv, Ukraine).
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