QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns
FIGURE OF THE WEEK
13

13 Russian citizens have been criminally charged in the United States for conspiring to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” including the 2016 presidential election.

SEC Council

Dr. Natalie
Slobodian


Founder and President
of the Security Expert Centre

Warsaw, POLAND
Dr. Natalie<br>Slobodian
Dr. Natalie
Slobodian

Dr Natalie Slobodian is the Founder and President of the Security Expert Centre. She is a Habilitated Doctor of Human Sciences in world history and obtained her degree at the Historical Sciences Faculty at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Her postdoctoral thesis was “The foreign policy of the United States and the Russian Federation in the Persian Gulf,” focusing on energy policy and terrorism. Dr Slobodian previously worked as a member of the Energy Department at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is also a former member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. Dr Slobodian has cooperated with the Pulaski Foundation and the National Centre for Strategic Studies in Poland. Additionally, she was awarded a scholarship by the Skubiszewski Foundation.

 

Place of residence: Warsaw, POLAND


Dr. Iryna
Ptashnyk


Secretary of the Board
of the Security Expert Centre
and Director of the Conflict
and Peacebuilding Program

Ivano-Frankivsk, UKRAINE
Dr. Iryna<br>Ptashnyk
Dr. Iryna
Ptashnyk

Dr Iryna Ptashnyk is the Secretary of the Board of the Security Expert Centre and Director of the Conflict and Peacebuilding Program. She obtained an LL.M from the Riga Graduate School of Law and defended her PhD thesis at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathain National University. Her research thesis title was “Civil legal regulation of organ transplantation in Ukraine.” In 2017, she graduated from a master course at the University of Oslo focusing on human rights. Dr Ptashnyk is also a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association. Currently, she is actively engaged in the project “Peace and Conflict Consultant,” where she acts as a trainer. She is interested in international criminal and humanitarian law, bio-medicine, negotiation processes, and conflict transformation.

 

Place of residence: Ivano-Frankivsk, UKRAINE