Assoc. Prof. SIYANA LUTZKANOVA, Ph.D.

Lecturer at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, the Atlantic club of Bulgaria and the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Former expert at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense. Member of the Scientists’ Union in Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Siyana Lutzkanova’s teaching career has commenced at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)/Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)/under a project of the US foundation McArthur. She is currently teaching at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in the Department of Organization and Management of Military Units at Tactical Level. She obtained her PhD degree in Maritime Policy and Maritime Security from Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy. Lecturer at the Atlantic club of Bulgaria and the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Assoc. Prof. Lutzkanova, PhD was an expert at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense for six years and gained strong international experience. She was an active participant in the negotiation process between the Bulgarian and the US governments in the field of defense cooperation. She participated in a number of international projects such as Maritime Education Network to Orient and Retain Women for Efficient Seagoing Services, Maritime Security Awareness aiming at developing a joint Master Degree Programme between Nikola Vaptzarov Naval Academy, Bulgaria and Konstanta Maritime University, Romania as well as in the project Integrated Informational System in Support of Coastal Zone Management.

Assoc. Prof. Siyana Lutzkanova, PhD is a member of the Scientists’ Union in Bulgaria, of Sofia Security Forum and a member of the Alumni George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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