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The American Institute of Georstratefy (AIGEO) is an independent, nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. AIGEO has been established as a center of excellence and a policy think tank that focuses on an international setting developing practical solutions to the world's greatest challenges.

AIGEO provides to its members and external interested parties strategic insights and independent policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world. The Institute advances academic education and research in various disciplines, and provides services to policy-makers, scholars, stakeholders and the general public. The Center's staff and network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change.

AIGEO has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. AIGEO studies are focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

Research work at the AIGEO is organised in groups, but is also pursued through horizontal activities cutting across them. Currently, there are the following groups:

  • Global foreign and security policy
  • Environment and sustainable development
  • Migration, asylum and diversity
  • Global economic governance
  • Educational Development

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AIGEO Scientific Committee Members

Dr. Gordon M. Hahn, Analyst and Advisory Board Member , Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation , Chicago, Illinois, Research and publication on Russian and Eurasian Politics .   Senior Researcher - Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS) , Division of Akribis Group, 25 Metro Drive, Suite 500, San Jose, California 95110,, Research on Islamism and terrorism in Russia and Eurasia and international jihadi terrorism . Analyst and Consultant - Russia Media Watch, Russia - Other Points of View, a project associated with the Center for Civic Initiatives, San Mateo, California, Analysis of, and consulting on Russian politics; Writing reviews of media and academic coverage of Russian politics. MIDDLEBURY INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT MONTEREY, Senior Researcher/Adjunct Professor, Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program, Graduate School of International Policy Studies , CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES , Senior Associate (Non-Resident) , Russian and Eurasia Program, Washington, D.C., SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science Department , Courses – ‘Russian Government and Politics' and ‘Introduction to Comparative Politics,' DEMOKRATIZATSIYA: Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization , Editor of Special Edition ‘Twentieth Anniversary of Perestroika and Mikhail Gorbachev's Rise to Power” ( Demokratizatsiya , 13, 2, Spring 2005), ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (St. Petersburg, Russia), School of International Relations, Visiting Professor under a U.S. State Department William J. Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholarship , Courses : ‘Regime Transformations: Revolution, Transition, and Democratization in Comparative Perspective' and ‘ Multi-National States , Self-Determination, and Federalism in Comparative Perspective.', HOOVER INSTITUTION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Visiting Scholar, Research – Russian Federalism, Interethnic Relations, Democracy and Russia's Regions, SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, Political Science Department, Adjunct Professor, Introduction to International Relations, THE RUSSIA JOURNAL , Political Analyst (weekly analysis on Russian and international politics in weekly newspaper published in Russia and the United States ), STANFORD UNIVERSITY , Political Science Department, Lecturer, “Russian Foreign Policy,” (Graduate and Undergraduate Seminar Course PS122D and PS222D), HOOVER INSTITUTION ON WAR, REVOLUTION, AND PEACE, Stanford University , Coordinator of Special Russian Research Projects , Hoover Institution-Stanford University-Gorbachev Foundation Oral History Project ‘Ending the Cold War'; Hoover Institution-International Democracy (Yakovlev) Foundation Joint Publishing Project on Soviet History; and The Hoover Institution-State Archive of the Russian Federation Joint Microfilm and Publishing Project. THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY , Washington, D.C., School of International Service, Visiting Assistant Professor , Comparative and Regional Studies Program, Russian and Central Eurasian Politics, Graduate Seminar in Russia and Central Eurasia in Comparative Perspective, Graduate Seminar in Soviet and Russian Policy-Making. CORE RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS: Islam, Islamism, Jihadism, and Terrorism in Russia and Eurasia, Russian and Eurasian Domestic Politics, Russia and Eurasia in International Politics, Federalism, Self-Determination and Inter-communal (Inter-ethnic, Inter-confessional, and Federal-Regional) Politics, Comparative Theory of Regime Transformation: Revolutions and Transitions.

Elias Karavolias: Studied Economics at Aristotelion University/Greece  and Institute of Maritimes and Economic Studies, Kensigton/London. Advisor/ ?orthstar Finance, Upgrade London, Sofia Finance, Axiom Capital, InVent Solutions, Gershon Lehrman Group( plus Paratus Europe...). Lecturer at Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, Centre of Liberal Studies, Institute of Maritimes and Economic Studies( plus conferences). Vise president- Institute of Maritimes and Economic Studies, London. Commentator - TV Kosmos Channel. Articles: European Business Review, Athens Press

Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis: With over 28 years of professional experience as an economist, Dr. Alexandrakis has a combined managerial, research and policy analysis background, with an extensive applied business experience in the public and private sectors in Europe and internationally. His career is marked by diversification and rapid escalation to positions of significant responsibility and authority. Before joining MSD to head the Policy, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities of the Pharmaceutical Company, he was an Advisor at the Hellenic Parliament, responsible for economic related matters and the debt crisis, following several years of serving in high-level government positions in Europe. Formal Education: Ph.D. and Master (M.A.) in Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A., Bachelor (B.A.) in Economics University of Maryland at College Park , U.S.A. Professional Experience: MSD (Merck, Sharp and Dohme), Key Consultant to the Government of Kazakhstan for supporting a study on the operational costs that businesses incur while dealing with requirements of the governmental bodies, Evaluating team of the EU co-financed Regional Development Programs, Expert - Financing Innovative Technology, DG Enterprise, European Commission, State Secretary-Hellenic Ministry of Tourism Development.

Vassilios Damiras Ph. D. (ABD), is a U.S. counter terrorism and defense expert. He has extensively studied and worked on various U.S. National Security issues, Middle East, and Balkan politics and history. Mr. Damiras has a BA in Political Science and History from University of Findlay, and MA in Political Science with the focus on the areas of International Relations and Comparative Politics from Illinois State University. Furthermore, he has a MA in European and Middle Eastern History from Loyola University Chicago. He currently is a Ph.D. Candidate in European and Balkan History and International Relations at Loyola University Chicago. He has graduated from the U.S. Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas U.S.A. Also, he has graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI Citizens Academy Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. He is CEO of Geostrategic Forecasting Cooperation and Chief Business Negotiator of Rescue Trek. Mr. Damiras is a polyglot and fluent in Greek, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Greek, and Latin. He resides in Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. In addition, he has achieved various awards from Academic and Professional Institutions.

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