Director

Professor Dr. Plamen PANTEV

Born 1952, Bulgarian citizen. Graduate of Sofia University "St.  Kliment Ohridsky",Law Department.  Ph. D. in International Relations and International Law of Sofia University "St.  Kliment Ohridsky", Law Department.

 

Founder and Director of the Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia, 1994.

 

Professor at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, lecturing Law and International Relations students in ‘Theory of International Relations’, ‘Theory of International Negotiations’, ‘Introduction to Security Studies’, ‘Balkan and Black Sea Security Issues’, ‘EU Security and Defense Policy’, ‘International Security Negotiations’ and ‘Democratic Control of the Security Sector’. Head of  the International Security M. A. Program, Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridsky”. Member of the Specialized Scientific Council in International Relations at the Supreme Testimonial Commission with the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria (2004-2011). Permanent member of Scientific Juries in International Relations and International Law since 2011.

 

Co-Chairman of the Study Group on Regional Stability in South East Europe of the NATO/PfP Consortium of the Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (2002-2011).

 

An IREX Researcher on nuclear and space security issues and negotiations at Columbia University, New York, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Washington, D. C. and Harvard University, Law School in 1988-89; a NATO Individual Fellow in 1995-97 on the topic of the changing Bulgarian civil-military relations; USIA fellow at the Michigan University in Ann Arbor on ‘The Making of the US Foreign Policy’ in 1997. Ford Foundation/WEU Institute for Security Studies Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, 1992, and Foreign Researcher at The Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in 1993.

 

National Defence College in Stockholm Seminar participant on Nordic Security Issues in September 2000, on European Security Policy in 2010, and Senior Executive Course Student at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen in September 2001. Consultant to the Delegation of the European Commission in Sofia on foreign and regional policy of Bulgaria (1997-2001); Lecturer at Harvard University Law School, Cambridge in February 1989, Århus University, Denmark in October 1992, ELIAMEP, Halki, Greece in September 1994 and September 2005, Sandhurst Academy, UK in March 2001, NATO Defence College, Rome in May 2002, at the Henry L. Stimpson Center, Washington, D. C. in May 2003, at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna in July 2004, at the Institute for European Policy, Berlin/Andrassy University, Budapest in September 2005 and at the George Bush School of Government and Public Policy of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA in March 2006.

 

Author of ten books and more than one hundred and twenty academic publications in the fields of international, regional and national security, transatlantic relations, ESDP, theory of international relations and international law, foreign-policy forecasting, Bulgarian foreign and security policy, security issues of the Southeast European and the Black Sea regions, civil-military relations and security sector reform, and international negotiations – in Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, French, Russian and Bahasa (the official Indonesian language).

 

He is member of the International Advisory Boards of the ‘Journal of International Negotiation’ (USA/Kluwer Publishers) and ‘Europe’s World’ (the first EU-wide policy journal, Brussels), member of the International Studies Association (ISA).

 

Editor in Chief of the Monthly electronic periodical ‘Balkan Regional Profile’ and of the Quarterly electronic periodical ‘Black Sea Basin Regional Profile’ (1999-May 2005) at: www.isis-bg.org . The Marquis Who’s Who in the World Biographee,12th ed. (1995). Vice Dean of the Law School of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky” (2006-2011). Member of the Academy of Poitical Science, New York since 2010. Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London since 2013. Member of Vanga Foundation since 2013. Married, one child, one grandchild.