Margarita M. Balmaceda
Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, Research Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and a member of the Center of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernization funded by the Academy of Finland.
Dr. Elena Belokurova
Lecturer at the Department of Sociology at St. Petersburg State University as well as part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Comparative Political Science at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, St. Petersburg Branch.
Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee since 2014. Political active in the ‘Solidarity’ movement since 1980 and a Member of Parliament of Poland of the first term.
An expert on Russian foreign and security policy and on regional relations in the post-Soviet space and the Head of the Eastern Europe and Eurasia Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin.
Senior Fellow and Director of EU Studies at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.
The Chairman of the Homeland Union (Lithuanian Christian Democrats), Leader of the Opposition in the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas and member of two Parliamentary Committees, on Economics and European Affairs, as well as the Energy Commission. Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania from 1999 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2012.
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Head of the Department of Political Science at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Mitchell A. Orenstein
Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University in Boston and an associate of both the Center for European Studies and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
A DAAD/OSF (German Academic Exchange Programmeme/Open Society Foundation) scholar at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder.