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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Director General, Council of Europe

February 4th, 2010, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, France, French, Government, International Relations, Media, Migration and Integration, Strasbourg, Youth Issues

Battaini-Dragoni

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni is the Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport at the Council of Europe. She is the first woman ever to be nominated to the rank of Director General in the Council of Europe, a post she has held since 2001 when she was appointed Director General of Social Cohesion.

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Director General, Council of Europe

Area of Expertise: International Relations, Media, Migration and Integration, Youth Issues
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Languages: English, French
Field of Work: Government
City: Strasbourg
Country: France
Continent: Europe

Email: gabrielle.battaini-dragoni@theglobalexperts.org

Georgette Bennett

President and Founder, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

February 9th, 2010, English, French, Journalist/Commentator, Media, New York, Non-Governmental, North America, North America, Religion, USA

Georgette Bennett

Dr. Georgette Bennett has had a distinguished career as an academic sociologist, author, organizational development consultant, broadcast journalist, and marketing specialist.

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President and Founder, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Area of Expertise: Media, Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: North America
Languages: English, French
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator, Non-Governmental
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America

Email: georgette.bennett@theglobalexperts.org

Hazel Smith

Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University

April 22nd, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist, China, Civil Society, Development, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, French, Korea, Law and Human Rights, Media, Oxford, Terrorism, UK, United Nations, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Hazel Smith

Dr. Hazel Smith is Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University. Professor Smith has worked on the North Korea for over twenty years; and lived and worked in-country for two years, traveling and working throughout the country between 1998 and 2001 while on secondment to United Nations agencies. Dr. Smith was also seconded to the United Nations University, Tokyo as Senior Program Officer (2003-2004).

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Professor of Security and Resilience at Cranfield University

Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Development, Law and Human Rights, Media, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Geographical Expertise - Country: China, Korea
Languages: English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Author/Novelist, United Nations
City: Oxford
Country: UK
Continent: Europe

Email: hazel.smith@theglobalexperts.org

Hugh Pope

Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, International Crisis Group

May 17th, 2010, English, Europe, Europe, Journalist/Commentator, London, Media, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, UK, War and Conflict

Hugh Pope

Hugh Pope is the Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for International Crisis Group, the conflict-prevention organization. Based in Istanbul, he writes reports on EU-Turkey relations, Cyprus and Turkey’s ties with its neighbours. Until taking up this post in 2007, Pope was a foreign correspondent for 25 years, most recently spending a decade as a Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

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Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, International Crisis Group

Area of Expertise: Media, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Language: English
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator, Non-Governmental, Think tank/Research center
City: London
Country: UK
Continent: Europe

Email: hugh.pope@theglobalexperts.org

Ian Bancroft

Co-Founder and Executive Director, TransConflict

July 14th, 2010, Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Business and Globalization, Civil Society, English, Europe, Europe, French, Kosovo, London, Media, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Non-Governmental, Serbia, Spanish, Terrorism, UK, War and Conflict

Ian Bancroft_1

Ian Bancroft is co-founder and executive direvtor of Transconflict, an organization undertaking conflict and post-conflict projects and research throughout the Western Balkans. He writes for The Guardian on Western Balkan affairs, focusing primarily on Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Co-Founder and Executive Director, TransConflict

Area of Expertise: Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Media, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Balkans, Europe
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Field of Work: Non-Governmental
City: London
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, UK
Continent: Europe

Email: ian.bancroft@theglobalexperts.org

Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Iason Athanasiadis_

Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, North Africa and Middle East
Geographical Expertise - Country: Iran
Languages: Arabic, English, Greek, Persian, Turkish
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator
City: Istanbul, Kabul
Country: Afghanistan, Turkey
Continent: Asia, Europe

Email: iason.athanasiadis@theglobalexperts.org

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