Prof. Dr. Peter Jambrek: PhD in law and political science. Professor of constitutional law and international human rights law. Judge of the European Court of Human Rights during 1993 and 1998. Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia during 1990 and 1998, and its president during 1991 and 1994. Between June and November 2000, he served as Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia. He has also held numerous academic positions and professional functions.
Prof. Dr. Milan Jazbec: PhD in diplomacy. The only full professor of diplomacy in Slovenia and one of few in Europe. He also teaches and researches in the field of political sciences and international relations, and has a rich publishing record in these fields. He has held numerous professional functions and has been State Secretary at the Slovenian Ministry of Defense and the Slovenian ambassador in Turkey and Lebanon.
Prof. Dr. Ernest Petrič: PhD in international law. As professor of international law and international relations, he has taught at the University of Ljubljana, University of Addis Ababa and several other higher education institutions. He is a member and former chairperson of the International Law Commission and a member of the Advisory Committee on Nominations for the judges of the International Criminal Court. Between 1967 and 1972, he was a member of the Slovenian Government (the Executive Council). Subsequent to 1989, he was the ambassador to India, the USA, and Austria, and the non-resident ambassador to Nepal, Mexico, and Brazil. He was a permanent representative/ambassador to the UN and to the IAEA, UNIDO, CTBTO, ODC, and OECD. In 2006 and 2007, he presided over the Council of Governors of the IAEA. From 2008 to 2017, he has been the judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia and was its president during 2010 and 2013.
Prof. Dr. Dimitrij Rupel: PhD in sociology. As professor of political science and international relations, he has taught at the University of Ljubljana, New School for Social Research, Cleveland State University and many other foreign universities. He has been the Minister of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and has held notable positions in politics and government bodies. He is also a renowned writer.
Prof. Paul Mahoney: Master of Laws. Lecturer at the law faculty of University College London. Judge of the European Court of Human Right from 2012 to 2016. The first President of European Union Civil Service Tribunal from 2005 to 2011.
Prof. Dhurata Hoxha: Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC in the department of security studies, with concentration on international security. Professor at College ESLG and American University in Kosovo, where she lectured courses such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Faith and Globalization, Politics and Public Policy, Ethics in International Relations and Values and Public Policy. Member of Women in International Security (WIIS) with headquarters in Washington DC. Amongst many positions she held in her career she was also Political Advisor to the Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo from 2011 to 2015.
Prof. Oliver Ruppel: specialises in International Economic Law, Environmental Law, SADC Law and Public International Law. He coordinates and teaches the LL M modules “Aspects of Environmental Law” and “Legal Aspects of World and Regional Trade”. He is the Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for Africa of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group II, which is housed at Stanford University (USA); a Regional Resource Person on Trade and Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) (Switzerland); and a Visiting Professor at various institutions worldwide. He was the founding WTO Chair holder and Director of the Human Rights and Documentation Centre at the Faculty of Law, University of Namibia, where he served until 2010. He is also a founding member of the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in African Universities (ASSELLAU), Nairobi (Kenya); and a member of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Ottawa (Canada) and a member of the Editorial Board of the NIELS Journal of Environmental Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos (Nigeria). At times he functions as an external academic legal advisor to the Windhoek based SADC Tribunal.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Matej Avbelj: PhD in European law. Associate professor of European law. His academic and research work focuses on law of the European Union, constitutional law and legal theory. He is active in professional associations and NGOs in Slovenia and abroad.
Dr. Norman Bailey: PhD from Columbia University. Author, editor or co-author of five books and hundreds of book chapters and articles. He received two honorary degrees: the National Security Award and the Cold War Commemorative Medal. Professor of Economics and National Security in the Centre for the Study of National Security at the University of Haifa. Adjunct Professor of Economic Statecraft at the Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C. Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York. Former senior staff member of the National Security Council at the White House as Senior Director of International Economic Affairs during the Reagan administration and a member of the senior staff of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence during the George W. Bush administration.
Mr. Yossie Ben Ari: Publicist in Political and Military Affairs. Former Chief Instructor at Israel’s National Security College; Former senior officer in the Israeli intelligence community. Founder and Director of NDC’s (National Defence College) analysis centre. Academic adviser at the Open University.
Dr. Eyal Paschovich: PhD, Department for Middle Eastern History, Bar‑Ilan University. Doctoral thesis: “The Social-Civilian Activity of Hamas and Hezbollah – Sources, Ideology and Practice: A Comparative Study”). Currently a lecturer at Haifa University, Sapir Academic College and Ariel University Centre. Served for ten years as an officer in Israel Defence Forces military intelligence and the Israeli Counter Terrorism Bureau. Former advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office on the finance of terrorism; Hamas and economic conditions in the Palestinian Authority.