John S. Micgiel, PhD, was Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Associate Director of the Harriman Institute, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Europe, Director of the Institute on East Central Europe, former President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, and Recurring Visiting Professor at Warsaw University’s Centre for East European Studies.
Graeme P. Herd (UK), PhD, professor of Transnational Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and founding Director of the School of Government and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Business, Plymouth University. He was a founder of Centre for Seapower and Strategy at the Britannia Royal Naval Academy, Dartmouth.
Matthew Rhodes (US), PhD, professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center, former assistant professor of strategy and international security at the U.S. Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama and assistant professor in the department of political science at Central College, Pella, Iowa. He was an Academic Mentor in Jan Hus Foundation at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. His interests have focused on U.S. foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, and Central and Southeast European security issues.
Pál Dunay (HU), PhD, Professor of NATO and European Security Issues at the George C. Marshall Center. Previously he served as Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2007, he reopened and directed the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. In the years 2014 – 2015, he was Director of the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe’s Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
His research interests have focused on various issues of European security with an emphasis on East-central Europe and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the OSCE, the legality of the use of force, and integration and disintegration in the post-Soviet space.
Hubert Królikowski, Professor at the Middle and Far East Studies Institute, Department of Political and International Studies Faculty of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is also the Chairman of the Security Education Foundation. He holds Ph.D. in Military History from the Military Historical Institute in 1996, habilitation in National Security from National Defense Academy in Warsaw in 2006, and full professor since 2015. His academic experience includes the position of Assistant Professor and Professor at the Institute of History and (as the Chairman) the Institute of Social Studies at Podlaska Academy in Siedlce (1991-2009). He also was the head of Euro Atlantic Security and Integration School (1998-2000) and Professor at the Political Studies Faculty, Academy of Humanities in Pułtusk (2007). There, he was also the Chair of the National Security Studies Unit. He also has many years of professional experience in security, defense and business fields. From 1994 to 1997 he worked at the National Security Bureau among others holding positions Head of the Team for External Threat Analysis (at the Threat Analysis Department) and acting Director of the Threat Analysis Department. In the years 1997-2005 he was a Senior Defense Analyst with responsibilities to service national defense accounts at CEC Government Relations. He was the Director’s Plenipotentiary for Offset at the Institute of the Aviation (2006-2007) and after it was the Director of the Offset Programs Department in the Ministry of the Economy during the period 2007-2016. Since 2016 is a Deputy Director of the Military Foreign Affairs Department and Advisor of the Minister’s of National Defence Plenipotentiary for the Strategic Defence Review. Main interests and areas of research: strategy and national security in theory and practice, Special Forces and operations, irregular and unconventional warfare, military history.