Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Kruessmann President of the AESC Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Kruessmann LL.M. (King’s College) is the President and a co-ordinator of the Jean Monnet Network “Developing European Studies in the Caucasus” with the University of Tartu / Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and Senior Expert…

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Ms. Berfin Ezgi Ekinci Student representative Berfin is a bachelor student of political science and international relations at Yeditepe University in Istanbul (Turkey). She had already been a member of the organizing committee of the First Annual Convention at Yeditepe University in 2017. Her background and networks, also as an…

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Prof. Gaga Gabrichidze Co-Founder and a member of the managing board Prof. Gaga Gabrichidze holds a law degree from the Tbilisi State University, Georgia (1996); he earned a Ph.D. from the Tbilisi State University (2005) and also holds a Master in European Law from the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University, Germany…

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Dr. Mukhtar Hajizada Member of the management board Dr. Mukhtar Hajizada is a scholar and political analyst specializing in European and international affairs. From 2013 to 2017 he chaired the Political Science and International Relations Department at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan, and in 2014 was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair…

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Dr. Anna Khvorostiankina Member of the management board Dr. Anna Khvorostiankina is Associate Professor at Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, where she holds the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy and Political Science. In addition, she is associate professor at the Law School of National University of…

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Dr. Oliver Reisner Member of the management board Dr. Oliver Reisner – a  Jean Monnet Professor in European & Caucasian Studies at Ilia State University since 2016, teaches courses for BA, MA and PhD students with majors in “European Studies” and “Caucasian Studies.” In 2000 he graduated with a Dr. phil.…

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Dr. Selin Türkeş-Kiliç Member of the management board Dr. Selin Türkeş-Kiliç is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Yeditepe University, İstanbul where she teaches courses in the fields of European Studies and International Relations. Her research focuses on the argumentative processes in the policy-making of the…

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