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MEMBERS OF THE CAS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Prof. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Chair)
Rector of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany

Prof. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Chair)

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger is Professor of Early Modern History at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and since September 2018 the Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg. Her research interests are foremost questions of representation in societies of the 16th to 18th centuries. Her investigations into rituals, symbolic communication and ceremonial have established and opened up a field of research...
Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl
Chair of European Politics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl

Since February 2008, Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl has been Chair of European Politics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Within the period 2001-2007 he was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Zurich, Institute of Political Science, Department of International Relations and Lecturer at the Universities of Berne, Lucerne and the Swiss Federal Institue of Technology, Zürich,...
Prof. Valentina Sandu-Dediu
Rector of the New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Valentina Sandu-Dediu

Prof. Valentina Sandu-Dediu graduated in musicology from the National Music University of Bucharest in 1990. She has been teaching at the same institution since 1993 (professor of musicology and stylistics). She wrote over 30 studies, 300 articles, and 7 books (see Rumänische Musik nach 1944, Pfau Verlag, Saarbrücken, 2006; Alegeri, atitudini, afecte. Despre stil și...
Prof. Stefan Troebst
East European Cultural History, Leipzig University, Germany

Prof. Stefan Troebst

Stefan Troebst is a historian and Slavicist and since 1999 he is Professor of East European Cultural History at Leipzig University, as well as co-director of the University’s Global and European Studies Institute and deputy director of the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe (GWZO). He studied in Tübingen and at...
Prof. Angel Kalaidzhiev
Faculty of Law, Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Bulgaria

Prof. Angel Kalaidzhiev

Angel Kalaidzhiev is professor of civil and commercial law at Sofia University Faculty of Law. He has a doctoral degree in Juridical Sciences (Sofia University Faculty of Law, 2001). He is arbitrator at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank Group) and deputy chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Bulgarian Chamber...
Mr. Alexander Kashumov
'Access to Information Program' Foundation, Bulgaria

Mr. Alexander Kashumov

Alexander Kashumov is a Bulgarian lawyer working in the field of administrative, civil and criminal law in Bulgaria. He is a member of the Sofia Bar Association since 1999. He is a well-known international expert in the field of access to information and good governance, freedom of expression, personal data protection, and protection of classified...

CAS DIRECTOR AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATES

Prof. Diana Mishkova
History, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

Prof. Diana Mishkova

Diana Mishkova is Professor of History and Academic Director of the Centre for Advanced Study in Sofia, Foreign Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Doctor Honoris Causa of Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Areas of specialization: modern and contemporary history of Eastern Europe.
Assoc. Prof. Roumen Avramov
Economy, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

Assoc. Prof. Roumen Avramov

Associate Professor Roumen Avramov is an economist and economic historian. He has researched the Bulgarian pre-WWII and communist economy, post-communist transition, monetary economics and central banking, business cycles, history of economic ideas, the economics of inter-ethnical conflicts.
Assoc. Prof. Daniel Smilov
Political Science, Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Smilov

Daniel Smilov holds two doctoral degrees in Law from Central European University (Legal Regulation of Political Finance, 1999) and University of Oxford (Judicial Discretion in Constitutional Jurisprudence: The Constitutional Policies and Doctrines of the Bulgarian Constitutional Court, 2003). He is a programme director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, an associate professor of...
Prof. Balázs Trencsényi
History, Central European University, Hungary

Prof. Balázs Trencsényi

Balázs Trencsényi is Professor at the History Department of the Central European University. Dr Trencsényi has been closely related to CAS Sofia for the last ten years. He is a founding member of the research group on Regional Identity Discourses in Central and Southeast Europe (1775-1945), supported by the Prince Bernhard Foundation (the Netherlands), and...
Anna Krasteva
Political Sciences and Migration Studies

Anna Krasteva

Anna Krasteva is full professor of political sciences and migration studies, associate researcher at the Centre for Advanced Studies Sofia, director of CERMES, NBU and doctor honoris causa of University of Lille, France. She is also president of the think tank ‘Policy and Citizens’ Observatory: Migration, Digitalization, Climate’, editor-in chief of the international journal ‘Southeastern...

MEMBERS OF THE CAS ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer
History, Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany

Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer

Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer is Executive Director of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg and Chair of the Department of History of Southeastern and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg, Germany. For a detailed CV, please click here.
Prof. Raymond Detrez
Slavonic and East European Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Raymond Detrez

From 1991 Prof. Raymond Detrez has taught History of the Balkans at the Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven; from 1991 to 1997 Prof. Raymond Detrez taught “Conflict and Conflict Regulation in Culturally Divided Societies” at the School for European Studies at the same university. From 1997 to 2013, he worked as a full professor of East...
Prof. Petya Kabakchieva
Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Prof. Petya Kabakchieva

Petya Kabakchieva is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology at the Sofia University. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and has completed several studies on the socio-political situation in Bulgaria financed by international organizations, such as NATO, UNDP and the World Bank....
Prof. János Mátyás Kovács
Economic History, IWM, Vienna, Austria

Prof. János Mátyás Kovács

Prof. János Mátyás Kovács has worked as a Permanent Fellow at the IWM, Vienna since 1991, and has been an external research fellow of the Institute of Economics in Budapest until 2014. Since 2009, he has taught history of economic thought at the Department of Economics, Eötvös Loránd University. He serves as an editor of...
Prof. Attila Melegh
History, Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary

Prof. Attila Melegh

Prof. Attila Melegh works at the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary and is Professor at Tomori Pál College, Kalocsa, Hungary. He is Senior Advisor and Project leader at the Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary. For a detailed CV, please click here!
Prof. Carmen Scheide
Cultural Studies and History of Eastern Europe, Institute of History, University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Carmen Scheide

Dr. Carmen Scheide is Executive Director of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe (GCE-HSG), University of St. Gallen. Dr. Scheide is also a researcher in the international research projects “Region, Nation and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine” (2011-2015) and “Contact Zones in Ukraine” (2016-2020) at the University of St. Gallen,...
Prof. Galin Tihanov
George Steiner Chair of Comparative Literature, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Prof. Galin Tihanov

Prof. Galin Tihanov (PhD; DPhil, Oxon.) is George Steiner Chair of Comparative Literature, Queen Mary, University of London and Honorary President of ICLA Committee on Literary Theory. For a detailed CV, please click here!