Milan Nic joined the DGAP in April 2017 as a Senior Fellow in the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. He previously headed the Europe program at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia and was managing director of its predecessor institution, the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI). From 2010 to 2012, he served as senior adviser to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Slovakia. Prior to that, he advised the High Representative/EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nic began his professional carrier as a broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty covering the transition period in Central and Eastern Europe. He was later an analyst at the European Stability Initiative think tank and program director at the Pontis Foundation. In 2010, he contributed to a book of essays on the EU and Slovak foreign policy with Tomas Valasek, Balazs Jarabik, Jana Kobzova, and others. Nic earned his MPhil from the Charles University in Prague, his MA at the Central European University in Budapest, and also studied at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His expertise includes the Visegrad Group (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia), Central and Eastern Europe, fundamental questions of EU integration, European security, EU and NATO enlargement, the Western Balkans, and transatlantic relations.
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