EGP’s informal founding meeting was in congress center The Balie in Amsterdam on 11 May 2010 (present: founders B. Rezvani, C. ten Dam and S. Sahin). The Association has been formally established, by Statute, on 21 September 2011. Since then, numerous experts have joined the Association, helped fund its activities with gifts and donations, contributed in our journal Forum of EthnoGeoPolitcs or have become part of the Advisory Committee.
Founders, board members, editors of Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics
Dr. Babak Rezvani, Chairman EGP; Editor-in-Chief Forum of EGP email@example.com
Political and cultural geographer, conflict analyst, research consultant; research associate at Universities of Amsterdam (UVA) and Nijmegen, the Netherlands
PhD at University of Amsterdam (UvA); MAs political science & human geography at UvA
Drs. Caspar ten Dam, Secretary EGP; Executive editor Forum of EGP firstname.lastname@example.org
Political scientist, conflict analyst, terrorism expert, research consultant
PhD-researcher & independent scholar, University of Leiden, the Netherlands; MA political science at Leiden
Drs. Servet Sahin, Treasurer EGP; Associate editor Forum of EGP email@example.com
Financial analyst, judicial advisor, commercial manager
MA political science at Free University (VU) of Amsterdam
Executive MA International and European Relations & Management at UvA
Other members on the Editorial Board of Forum of EGP
Mojtaba Shoeibi, Senior editor (Persian-language section board)
Ph.D. Candidate & Teaching Assistant at the Department of Political Geography,
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Dr. Jason E. Strakes, Senior editor
Associate Research Fellow, Politics and Security Programme, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
MA & PhD international studies and political science at Claremont Graduate University, United States
Dr. Marat Iliyasov, Associate editor (Russian-language section board)
Research Associate at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Researcher at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
MAs from Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, and Vilnius University; PhD University of St Andrews
Dr. Oybek N. Makhmudov, Associate editor
Strategic Development Advisor at Baker Tilly Uzbekistan (http://bakertillyuz.com/eng/), Tashkent, Uzbekistan
MA European Studies in 2002 at University of Exeter, United Kingdom
PhD in 2007 at University of Uzbekistan on “Nontraditional threats and challenges to Central Asian security and beyond”
Senior Research Associate at Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusion Policy, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
MA & MPhil political science at University of Hyderabad
Zhang Shi, Assistant editor & Chinese studies editor (Chinese-language section board)
MA agricultural mechanical engineering at Shenyang Agricultural University;
MA economic law at China University of political science and law, China
K. Vinay Kumar, Associate editor & Indan studies editor
MA political science, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
PhD candidate at Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Assistant Professor at Faculty of Political Science, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India
Recommendation and Advisory Committee
The Recommendation & Advisory Committee for the journal Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics (EGP), formally established on February 1, 2015, undertakes the following two basic tasks:
a) recommend jointly and/or by its individual members, the journal to prospective readers, editors, authors and reviewers on their own volition – and through placing the names and affiliations of its members on the site www.ethnogeopolitics.org and on the information page (2) of each new issue of the journal from the date of the committee’s formation.
b) advise the editorial board on matters pertaining to the journal, like its make-up, distribution system and reviewing system. The committee can offer such advice jointly, or individual members can do so on their own volition. The editorial board itself also can ask for advice from the committee jointly or from individual committee members.
The editorial board then decides as quickly as possible whether or to what degree to adopt the advice in question, preferably by consensus but if necessary by majority vote (when the vote is equally divided by the board members present, the chairperson’s vote is decisive, in this case the chief editor). The editorial board reserves the right, and has the competence, to reject an advice in whole or in part – but is then committed to inform the committee for the reasons of doing so (as it will do so in positive decisions, i.e. when the board decides to fully adopt a proposal from the committee).
Members of the Recommendation and Advisory Committee
Head of the Methodology of European Studies Unit, at Institute of European Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw, Nowy Świat 69, Warsaw, 00-046 Poland.
Research interests: international security, theory of international relations and methodology of International Relations and European Studies. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Institute – Centre for International and European Law; www.asser.nl R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN The Hague, Netherlands.
Research interests: (e.g.) Public International Law, Humanitarian Law and State Succession. E-mail: email@example.com
Senior Lecturer on Intercultural Management and Conflict in the Caucasus, Faculty of Social Sciences VU University Amsterdam. Managing Director of Caucasus Interconnect, The Hague.
Research interests: (e.g.) Intercultural Management and Communication (Caucasus, EurAsia, Black Sea area).
Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture at the [Julius Maximilian] University of Würzburg, Germany.
Author of the blog ‘The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer’ (http://mideastsoccer.blogspot.com) and a book with the same title.
President of the International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, 141 a Komsomolskaya Str. Tokmok, Kyrgyz Republic
Research interests: (e.g.) Cultural and Urban Geography of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thede Kahl
Head of Southeast European Studies at the Institute of Slavistics and Caucasus Studies
Friedrich Schiller University, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8, 07743 Jena, Germany.
Prof.Dr. Huib Ernste
Chair Human Geography at the Geography, Spatial Management and Environment department
School of Management, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands