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EESRI coordinators for the Eastern Partnership countries



Chairman of the Board at the East European Security Research Initiative; EESRI representative to the OSCE Network of Academic Institutions and Think Tanks. He holds PhD in Philosophy (2004) and Master’s degree in International Relations (2001). Between 2001-2010 he worked as a political and media analyst and consultant to a number of Ukrainian top-level politicians and officials. Author of over 60 scientific papers and hundreds of analytical notes and policy briefs in the fields of international relations, security and defense, geopolitics, mass media and social communications. Email: khylko[@]


TytrachukOleksandr TYTARCHUK

Co-Founder and Member of the Board at the East European Security Research Initiative; Associate Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (Ukraine) and FPRI representative to the OSCE Network of Academic Institutions and Think Tanks. He holds a Master’s degrees in military management and international relations; PhD degree in pol-mil sciences (2008). Retired Colonel; Military Adviser of the Ukrainian Delegation to the OSCE (2002-2006); Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2007-2008); Deputy Director, Department of International Relations, State Space Agency of Ukraine (2009-2011); Counsellor, OSCE Division, MFA of Ukraine (2011). Author of more than 30 scientific articles and co-author of 10 applied scientific researches on European security related issues. Email: tytarchuk[@]


EESRI coordinator for the Visegrad Group countries


GodaSamuel GODA

Project Manager and Researcher at the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA); Vice-Dean at the Faculty of international relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava; OSCE Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on Youth and Security. Dr. Goda focuses on the role and perspectives of the OSCE in building peace and reconciliation, he conducted research and study in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Moldova. His research interests include Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security issues; developments in CEE region; OSCE, NATO, EU CFSP and CSDP related issues; EU EaP; protracted conflicts and IR theories. Email: goda[@]


EESRI coordinator for the South Caucasus countries



Visiting Scholar at the Central European University Department of Political Science; policy adviser for some Armenian NGOs; analyses Caucasus issues for the Eurasia Daily Monitor and the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst; evaluates investment-related political risks for IHS Global Limited. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science (Central European University, 2006), did an internship at the European Parliament (2007), received research grants from the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (2009 and 2013), was an Open Society Institute Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative visiting fellow (2010-2011), International Visegrad Fund research fellow (2011), peer reviewer for Global Integrity (2011), Think Visegrad research fellow (2013). His research interests include post-communist transition, EU relations with the EaP countries, transatlantic relations, energy security and conflict transformation. Email: grigoryana[@]




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