The Expert is an academic, consultant and policy analyst, specializing in EU, Balkan and East European political and socioeconomic development. He has a BA from the University of Rome La Sapienza, two MA degrees from the Free University of Brussels, and a PhD from the University of London. He has lectured for many years at the University of East London and has held visiting appointments at Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh. The Expert is the author of Europe and the Collapse of Yugoslavia: The Role of Non-State Actors and European Diplomacy (2012), editor of Europe and the post-Yugoslav Space (2013), Debating European Identity: Bright Ideas, Dim Prospects (2014) and European Community-Yugoslav Relations: Debates and Documents that Mattered (1968–1992) (2017), and co-editor of Religion in the post-Yugoslav Context (2015) and Kosovo and Serbia: Contested Options and Shared Consequences (2016). He has presented his research findings at numerous conferences and workshops, and has regularly been invited to give talks and commentary to different media outlets.
Experts on countries of origin by surname
Occupation: Academic, Consultant and Policy Analyst
Countries of expertise: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia
Former practising solicitor in Iran with expertise of the Iranian legal and court system and Iranian documents. Fluent in Farsi.
Occupation: Former Iranian lawyer
Countries of expertise: Iran
A well respected Expert who will provide rigorous and well researched analysis in a timely manner, with a strong background in human rights investigations and journalism at the Open Society Foundations, Human Rights Watch and the BBC.
Occupation: Researcher and Writer (Conflict related human rights)
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan
Immense expertise in domestic and honour based violence against women in Pakistan, and also an advocate of how pro-women laws in Pakistan are not greatly implemented.
Occupation: Phd fellow and lawyer
Countries of expertise: Pakistan