The Institute is a Non-Governmental Organization - an association carrying out activity for public benefit. Its structure and functions are in conformity with the Law on Non-profit Legal Entities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Main goals of the Institute

Activities of the Institute

Means to achieve the goals of the Institute

Bodies of the Institute

The General Meeting /GM/ is the supreme body of the association and the Managing Board is the managing body:

The general meeting comprises of all members of the association. The members of the association take part in the general meeting personally or by proxy. 

The Institute is managed and represented by a Managing Board /MB/. The MB comprises of five members - natural persons or legal entities, members of the association, elected by the General Meeting for a term of five years.

The Managing Board elects a Chairperson, a deputy Chairperson and a Chief Executive Officer among its members.

For concrete activities and projects of the Institute the Managing Board may establish working groups, consultative committees, and draw in experts to assist the activity of the Institute.

The Institute was established on 15th October 2008 in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria. Its founding members are:

  1. Ambassador Robert S. Gelbard - USA, Chairman of Washington Global Partners - consulting firm, specialized in crisis management and risk analysis, former US Ambassador to Bolivia and Indonesia;
  2. Brian Michael Jenkins - USA, Senior Advisor to the president of RAND Corporation on political violence and terrorism issues;
  3. Liubomir Mihajlovski - Republic of Macedonia, politician, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia 2004 - 2006;
  4. Rodolfo Peikov - Italy, former DEA employee in Rome, member of AFFNA and NEOA;
  5. Prof. Rumen Markov, PhD - Bulgaria, Rector of the Academy of the Ministry of Interior;
  6. Prof. Svetla Toshkova - Bulgaria, Chief of Cabinet of the Vice-President of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  7. Rumen Petkov - Bulgaria, Member of Parliament, Minister of Interior 2005 - 2008;
  8. Goran Yonov - Bulgaria, Ambassador, Deputy Minister of Interior 2007 - 2008 г., foreign Policy and Security Secretary to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  9. Assoc. prof. Kamen Penkov, PhD - Bulgaria, Deputy Minister of Interior 2005 - 2008;
  10. A Reserve Officer, General Valentin Petrov - Bulgaria, Director of National Service "Fight Against Organized Crime" 2004 - 2005, Director of National Service "Police" 2005 - 2007, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Interior 2007 - 2008;
  11. A Reserve Officer, General Shandor Pinter - Hungary, Minister of Interior 1998 - 2002;
  12. Abdulkadir Aksu - Turkey, Member of Parliament of Turkey, Minister of Interior 1989 - 1991 and 2002-2007;
  13. Dimitar Sabev - diplomat, man of law, consul, academician of the Security, defense and law order Academy of the Russian Federation.

During the next session of the General Assembly unanimously adopted members were:

  1. Dragutin Mate - During the period 12.2004 - 11.2008 he served as a Minister of Internal Affairs of Republic of Slovenia; 07.2006 - 12.2008 - President of the Salzburg forum, Management and coordination of the forum.
  2. Alexander Torshin -  is associate professor, candidate of legal sciences. Currently occupies the post of First Vice President of the Federation Council. Member of the Committee of the Council of Federations on regulation and organization of parliamentary activity. Member of the Committee of the Council of Federations on Information Policy.
  3. Center for Strategic Studies in Security and Defense to the department  ‘National and Regional Security" of the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) was established with Decision AC № 6/24.09.2008 of the Academic Council of UNWE, with statute of main service unit of the UNWE and the ‘National and Regional Security' department. Statute Regulations for the work of the Center were approved.
  4. Dr. Ely Karmon is Senior Research Scholar at The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.

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