Ettore Greco is the Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. In 2008, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. He is an expert in transatlantic relations, EU foreign and security policy, EU enlargement and its constitutional reform, Balkan issues, and Italian foreign policy. Previously, he served as Adjunct Professor of EU Institutions and EU Foreign Policy at the University of Parma; Visiting Fellow at the WEU Institute for Security Studies; and Visiting Fellow at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. He is author of many publications on transatlantic matters. Greco received his M.A from the University of Pisa.
Jim Huntley, a retired US diplomat, is a native of Washington. A specialist in world politics and economics, he concentrates on the highly developed industrial democracies of North America, Europe, and East Asia. He was a founder of the Atlantic Institute of International Affairs in Paris and served as a program executive at the Ford Foundation. For ten years, he was a Fellow of the Battelle Memorial Institute in Seattle and its chief adviser on international affairs. Huntley was also President of the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is a founder and current vice president of the Council for a Community of Democracies. His published works include Europe and America: the Next Ten Years (1970), Uniting the Democracies (1980), and Pax Democratica (1998). His latest book, An Architect of Democracy: Building a Mosaic of Peace, was published this year. For over 40 years, he has authored numerous articles for US and European publications on these subjects. Mr. Huntley holds a M.A. in International Relations from Harvard University.
Lyubomir Ivanov, Ph.D., a native of Bulgaria, is an expert in foreign policy. Dr. Ivanov is a founding member and Chairman & CEO of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. He has been founding President of the Manfred Worner Foundation since 1994. He was Coordinator of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program for Bulgaria of the German Marshall Fund. Formerly a member of the Bulgarian Parliament and Chairman of the Greens Parliamentary Group, he was co-author of the new Bulgarian Constitution and in 1991 Parliamentary Secretary of the Foreign Ministry. From 2001 to 2005, he was an advisor to the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and since 2002 has been a member of the Presidential Council on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. His numerous publications, including two books , cover many diverse subjects, such as foreign policy, mathematics and linguistics. He was educated at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University, where he received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Logic and his M.Sc. in Mathematics.
George Modelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science Emeritus in the University of Washington, Seattle. Polish-born, he was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received a B.Sc. in Economics and earned a Ph.D. in International Relations at University of London. His principal appointments were at in the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Australian National University, Canberra, and since 1967, at the University of Washington, where he taught International Relations and World Politics. His visiting and research appointments included those at the University of Chicago, Princeton University (Center of International Studies), Harvard University (Center for International Affairs), the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Stockholm University, and University of Catania. Among the books he authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited are "Principles of World Politics", "Long Cycles in World Politics," "Sea power in global politics," "Documenting Global Leadership", "A Theory of Foreign Policy," "Leading Sectors and World Powers," "World System History," and " World Cities." His research interests include evolution of global politics, world system history, and democratization. The current project is "Globalization as an Evolutionary Process." A past member of the Seattle Committee for a Community of Democracies, he now resides in Washington DC.
John Richardson has been a World War II paratrooper, Wall Street lawyer (Sullivan & Cromwell) and investment banker (Paine Webber), CEO of Radio Free Europe, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational & Cultural Affairs, CEO of Youth for Understanding (home-stay exchanges for high school students), founding staff member of the U.S. Institute of Peace, founding board member and Chair of the National Endowment for Democracy, and board member of many other educational and service organizations. He currently serves on the board of the Council for a Community of Democracies, the International Rescue Committee, American Forum for Global Education, the Social Science Foundation at the University of Denver, and World Learning. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School.
Stanley Sloan, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative, a Visiting Scholar at the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College, and President of VIC-Vermont, a private consulting firm. He was educated at the University of Maine (BA), Columbia University's School of International Affairs (MIA), and American University's School of International Service (PhD). He served as a commissioned officer in the USAF and worked at the CIA, as NATO and European Community desk officer and Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe. He was employed by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress from 1975 to 1999, and retired as the Senior Specialist in International Security Policy. From 1997 to 1998, he was the rapporteur for the North Atlantic Assembly (now NATO Parliamentary Assembly) special presidential report on "NATO in the 21 st Century." Dr. Sloan has lectured widely on Euro-Atlantic security issues at the NATO College in Rome, the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and the Wilton Park (UK) Foreign Office conference center. His most recent book, Permanent Alliance? NATO and the Transatlantic Bargain from Truman to Obama, was published in 2010.