Thursday, March 29, 2007

News about: World Security Network Foundation.

World Security Network Foundation.
Athens & South Eastern Europe Office

Office Coordinator
Ioannis Michaletos
South Eastern Europe Editor-WSN-

Kalavriton 1 Str.
Alimos -Athens
Tel & Fax: +30 210 9911214
RIEAS Institute- -




1. Dr. John M. Nomikos (Balkan Intelligence studies, Greek security studies)
Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies and lecturer at the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus).

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies at the Austrian Center for Intelligence Propaganda and Security Studies.
Director of the working group "Greek Scholars for Intelligence Education."


1. Russell Gordon (Serbian politics, regional development)

Journalist, correspondent & professional photgrapher

Russell Gordon is a journalist and photographer specializing in Yugoslavia and Mexico. He was a Mexico correspondent and has worked in more than two dozen countries and covered four armed conflicts. He covered civil wars and armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Yugoslavia and the Bosnian Serb Republic, ethnic hostilities in Burundi, and the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico. Former Latin Trade contributor and staff photographer at La Nacion Daily in Argentina, Russell Gordon is currently based in Serbia, tours the SEE Region and publishes analysis and reports.


1. Manuela Paraipan (Relations Middle. East-Balkans, Romanian studies)

Middle East correspondent-WSN, postgraduate student in international relations

Manuela Paraipan received a Bachelor Degree in Political Science concentrating on Arab and Muslim domestic and external policy. Currently she is pursuing graduate studies in Political Science and Human Rights at West University of Timisoara (UVT), in Romania.

She has been published in The Washington Times, World Press Review, Yemen Times, Global Politician, Lebanon Wire and other publications. She has also been invited as a speaker at multiple political conferences.


1. Veljko Milutinovic (EU Law, EU-Balkan relations, market regulation expert)

4rth PHD Candidate in the European University Institute-European competition law-

He has studied in the universities of Essex, Bristol (UK) and LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. His research is on European banking law and competition and he has participated in numerous international workshop, conferences and research projects. He speaks English, French, Serbian, Greek and Italian.


1. Bernd Papenkort (Bosnia-Herzegovina,Balkan foreign policy, Balkan security)

WSN Foundation-Editor South East Europe-.

30 years military service in German Armed Forces in command and staff functions. Work experiences in International Organisations (NATO, UN) at the political-military interface. Director Multilateral Academy Sarajevo, an non-governmental organisation which is conducting training for senior level leaders in politics, government and business in Bosnia Herzegovina and South East Europe.
Moreover, he is a Fellow and Regional Coordinator of the Oxford Leadership Academy, South East Europe


1. Christopher Deliso (Balkan security developments, Balkan history, Balkan ethnology)

Journalist, Analyst on Balkan security director Christopher Deliso has lived and traveled widely in SE Europe and has a master's degree with distinction in Byzantine Studies from Oxford University (1999).

Since 2001, he has published many articles on Balkan politics, economics, security issues, travel, history and culture in US and world newspapers, analysis firms such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, and in numerous magazines and websites. He is also a travel writer for Lonely Planet, covering SE Europe.
He is the author of a book-to-be published in USA on Balkan security affairs and he has interviewed leading figures in the Balkans on political and diplomatic affairs.


1 Stavros Markos (Albanian politics, NGO & Minorities studies)

Journalist, analyst on organized crime in the Balkans & NGO Director

Markos Stavros, born in 1965 in Vlore, Albania, is an award-winning investigative journalist in Tirana. He has worked with BBC Radio, Albanian Television TVS, France Television TF1, TF2, TV5, Italian Television RAI, Athens Media Sesk and more, specializing in Balkan organized crime. He is directing NGO activities around minority issues and has served in the directory of TV Stations and newspapers.

The main tasks of the WSN-Athens & SEE Office will be:

- Provide networking capabilities for researchers, analysts, journalists, NGO members, social sciences students; amongst them and along the greater WSN Foundation.

-Provide access to publication through the World Security Network Foundation, the RIEAS Institute and all the other collaborating publications in the SEE Region.

-Provide information on conferences for SE Europe thematic.

-Create the necessary framework in order to perform international conferences, seminars and media commentatory on regional affairs

Notice on an international program

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), the leading American partner of the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation (GAAEC) for its educational programs, organizes two main kinds of educational programs, both in Greece (Athens) and in Czech Republic (Prague).

The first one is dedicated to political and economic studies (Institute for Political and Economic Studies -IIPES- in Crete and the American Institute for Political and Economic Systems -AIPES- in Prague).

The second one is dedicated to journalism (Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Institute -EMJI- in Athens and the European Journalism Institute -EJI- in Prague).

For more information about the programs, please visit the following web links:


The deadline for EJI is approaching (April 5). The program will be held this year in July 7-15 and will focus heavily on covering economic and business issues. The application must be made on line on the following link:

Concerning EMJI program, please note that the program is opened to young professionals in journalism with at least a 6-month experience. The program will be held from September 29 to October 7, in Athens. The application must be made on line on the following link:

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