Tetyana Malyarenko is Professor of International Security and Jean Monnet Professor of European Security at the National University 'Odesa Academy of Law', Ukraine. She is the founder and director of the Ukrainian Institute for Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution. Her main research areas of interests include societal and economic aspects of security in transition states, human security and good governance, social conflicts and civil wars. Dr. Malyarenko has held visiting research positions at the Johns Hopkins University, Wilson Centre for International Scholars, Washington DC, the Institute for Peace and Conflicts, University of Granada, and the Uppsala University. Tetyana Malyarenko holds a Master Degree from Donetsk National Technical University, a Candidate of Science Degree in Economics from Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade and a Doctor of Science Degree in Public Policy from Donetsk State Management University (thesis title: 'Social Conflicts: The Mechanisms of Governance and Security of the State', 2011).
Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, England, UK. An expert on international crisis management and post-conflict state-building, he has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters, as well as 17 books, including Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective (Oxford University Press 2007), The European Union as a Conflict Manager (Routledge, 2012, with Richard G. Whitman), and The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective: Context, Implementation, and Impact (Palgrave, 2010, with Richard G. Whitman). Bridging the gap between academia and policy-making, he frequently advises governments and international organisations and has been involved in various stages of peace negotiations, including in Africa, the Middle East, and the post-Soviet space. Wolff graduated from the University of Leipzig, and holds an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.