Zoran Zaev

Prime minister of Macedonia

Ivica Dacic

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia

Assist. Prof. Dr. Jarko Obradovich

Chair of the Foreign Policy Committee at the National Assembly of Serbia

Prof. Dr. Sam Potolicchio

is a guest lecturer at the Institute of Politics. He specializes in the field of government, leadership and political communications. Dr. Sam Potolicchio is Director of Global and Custom Education at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, USA.
Potolicchio was named one of the best professors in the US in a Princeton ranking. He was elected a future leader of American Higher education by the Association of Colleges and Universities and is a winner of the OZY Educator Award as one of the six most outstanding American educators and lecturers.
Potolicchio has delivered lectures in over 85 countries. He has spoken to students at Oxford, Yale, Cambridge, Sorbonne, Brown, and others.
He is the President of a Global Leadership Training Program that prepares rising leaders from over 100 countries.
Potolicchio is a senior advisor to high-ranking officials around the world. He is a guest lecturer at New York University.

Alexander Pejovich

Former Minister of European Affairs 2016-2018 and chief negotiator for Montenegro membership in EU.

His Excellency Eric Lebedel

Ambassador of France to Bulgaria

Lilyana Pavlova

Minister of the Bulgarian Euro-Presidency

Plamen Georgiev

President of the Committee for Combating Corruption and the withdrawal of illegally acquired property

Aura Salla

was previously working as a Member of Cabinet and Communications Adviser of Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. She joined Mr Katainen’s team in August 2014.
Before joining the Commission she worked in a consultancy firm Recommended Finland as a Project Manager specialising in Public Affairs and EU Communications and before that as a speechwriter in the Finnish Parliament.
Aura is a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and MIT. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Turku Finland and she has also studied Economics of the European Union in University of Leipzig, Germany.

Timcho Mutzunski

is a foreign policy advisor of Hristian Mitzkovski, a chairman of VMRO-DPMNE. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Deputy Minister of Public Administration. He is an Assistant Professor of Roman Law, Legal Rhetoric, Legal Argumentation and Digital Democracy at the “ Justinian the First“ Faculty of Law. An author and co-author of two university textbooks and over 20 scientific papers. A scholar of the “ Conrad Adenauer“ Foundation.

Kalinka Gaber

Secretary of State at the Secretariat of European Affairs of the Macedonian Government

Gen. Kalin Georgiev

is a security expert, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Interior from 2009 to 2013.
Master of Russian Philology.
He graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, USA, specializing in the law enforcement agencies of the United States and the European Union.
He is the Director of the Security Division of the Bulgarian-American Credit Bank.
He has worked in the Ministry of Interior since 1996 and during his career he has reached senior positions in the Criminal Police and the Department for Fighting Against Organized Crime before taking the highest position in the professional leadership. Since 2013 he has been General of the Reserve.
He has been awarded 8 times with merits by the Ministry of Interior, full cavalier of the highest honor of the Ministry of Interior – “Honorary sign” and the medal of the Ministry of Interior “Honor and merit”. He is the holder of the Gold Medal “Justice, Freedom and Security” and the special prize “Police Officer of the Year”. Commander of the Order of the Isabelle of the Catholic of the Kingdom of Spain. He has been repeatedly awarded by EU and NATO governments, as well as by Europol, the FBI, and Secret Service.

Commissioner Yavor Kolev

has over 20 years of experience in counteracting the organized crime. He is the head of the Cross-Border Organized Crime Department of the Directorate-General for Combating Organized Crime since 2012.
Since 2006, he has been the head of the Cyber Crime Investigation Sector. His assigned unit has national competence in the fight against national and transnational criminal groups dealing with cybercrime, trafficking of human beings and cultural and historical values. During the period 2013-2015 he administers the Cyber Crime Department of the State Agency of National Security. He is a member of the State Committee of Gambling, the Council of the Protection of Intellectual Property at the Ministry of Culture, the Public Council of Combating Illegal and Harmful Content on the Internet, etc.
He has gone through numerous specializations in the field of computer crimes, computer evidence and international cooperation and collaboration.
He is an author of methodologies for investigating crimes against intellectual property in the field of telecommunications and software piracy, and investigating and prosecuting cybercriminals and cybercrimes.
Under his guidance is the National Contact Point 24/7 for high-tech crimes as well as the Unified Contact Point of the Bulgarian Law Enforcement Authorities with Facebook.
He was awarded the honoured prizes of the Ministry of the Interior – 3rd, 2nd and 1st degree; awarded with the Badge of Honour of the Ministry of the Interior, 3rd and 2nd degree, as well as the Honourable Medal of the Ministry of the Interior, given by the Minister of Interior and awarded with a number of international honours.

Aleksandra Joksimovic

President of the Belgrade Foreign Policy Center

Victor Velevski

Secretary of the youth organisation of The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDUM)

Dino Blazheski

Chairman of the Youth Organization of VMRO-People’s Party

Dimche Arsovski

VMRO-DPMNE Official Speaker

Nedyalko Slavov

District Governor of Smolyan