EGP’s informal founding meeting was in congress center The Balie in Amsterdam on 11 May 2010 (present: founders B. Rezvani, C. ten Dam and S. Sahin). The Association has been formally established, by Statute, on 21 September 2011. Since then, numerous experts have joined the Association, helped fund its activities with gifts and donations, contributed in our journal Forum of EthnoGeoPolitcs or have become part of the Advisory Committee.


Founders, board members, editors of Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics

BabakDr. Babak Rezvani, Chairman EGP; Editor-in-Chief Forum of EGP

Political and cultural geographer, conflict analyst, research consultant; research associate at Universities of Amsterdam (UVA) and Nijmegen, the Netherlands

PhD at University of Amsterdam (UvA); MAs political science & human geography at UvA


Drs. Caspar ten Dam, Secretary EGP; Executive editor Forum of EGP

Political scientist, conflict analyst, terrorism expert, research consultant

PhD-researcher & independent scholar, University of Leiden, the Netherlands; MA political science at Leiden

ServetDrs. Servet Sahin, Treasurer EGP; Associate editor Forum of EGP

Financial analyst, judicial advisor, commercial manager

MA political science at Free University (VU) of Amsterdam

Executive MA International and European Relations & Management at UvA


Other members on the Editorial Board of Forum of EGP


Mojtaba Shoeibi, Senior editor (Persian-language section board)

Ph.D. Candidate & Teaching Assistant at the Department of Political Geography,

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran


Dr. Jason E. Strakes, Senior editor

Associate Research Fellow, Politics and Security Programme, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

MA & PhD international studies and political science at Claremont Graduate University, United States


Dr. Marat Iliyasov, Associate editor (Russian-language section board)

Research Associate at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Researcher at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

MAs from Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, and Vilnius University; PhD University of St Andrews



OybekMakhmudovDr. Oybek N. Makhmudov, Associate editor

Strategic Development Advisor at Baker Tilly Uzbekistan (, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

MA European Studies in 2002 at University of Exeter, United Kingdom

PhD in 2007 at University of Uzbekistan on “Nontraditional threats and challenges to Central Asian security and beyond”



ArnavAnjariaDr. Arnav Keyur Anjaria, Senior Assistant editor & Chinese and Tibetan studies editor

Senior Research Associate at Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusion Policy, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

MA & MPhil political science at University of Hyderabad



Zhang Shi (Jessee Zhang), Assistant editor & World Culture editor & Chinese studies editor (Chinese-language section board)

MA agricultural mechanical engineering at Shenyang Agricultural University;

MA economic law at China University of political science and law, China 


K. Vinay Kumar, Associate editor & Indian studies editor

MA political science, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

PhD candidate at Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Political Science, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India



Ahmed K. Arman Hazarika, Associate editor & Asian cultures editor

MBA Marketing at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and BA (Economics) at Gauhati University respectively in India.

PhD candidate in Management Discipline at K.K. Handique State Open University, India



Recommendation and Advisory Committee

The Recommendation & Advisory Committee for the journal Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics (EGP), formally established on February 1, 2015, undertakes the following two basic tasks:

a) recommend jointly and/or by its individual members, the journal to prospective readers, editors, authors and reviewers on their own volition – and through placing the names and affiliations of its members on the site and on the information page (2) of each new issue of the journal from the date of the committee’s formation.

b) advise the editorial board on matters pertaining to the journal, like its make-up, distribution system and reviewing system. The committee can offer such advice jointly, or individual members can do so on their own volition. The editorial board itself also can ask for advice from the committee jointly or from individual committee members.

The editorial board then decides as quickly as possible whether or to what degree to adopt the advice in question, preferably by consensus but if necessary by majority vote (when the vote is equally divided by the board members present, the chairperson’s vote is decisive, in this case the chief editor). The editorial board reserves the right, and has the competence, to reject an advice in whole or in part – but is then committed to inform the committee for the reasons of doing so (as it will do so in positive decisions, i.e. when the board decides to fully adopt a proposal from the committee).



Members of the Recommendation and Advisory Committee

Czaputowicz-300x199Prof. Jacek Czaputowicz

Head of the Methodology of European Studies Unit, at Institute of European Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science,  University of Warsaw, Nowy Świat 69, Warsaw, 00-046 Poland.

Research interests: international security, theory of international relations and methodology of International Relations and                                                 European Studies. E-mail:


Olivier_2014Dr. Olivier M. Ribbelink

Senior Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Institute – Centre for International and European Law;  R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN The Hague, Netherlands.

Research interests: (e.g.) Public International Law, Humanitarian Law and State Succession.  E-mail:



Francoise Compajen_tcm31-36356Dr. Françoise Companjen

Senior Lecturer on Intercultural Management and Conflict in the Caucasus, Faculty of Social Sciences VU University Amsterdam. Managing Director of Caucasus Interconnect, The Hague.

Research interests: (e.g.) Intercultural Management and Communication (Caucasus, EurAsia, Black Sea area).



JMDorseyDr. James M. Dorsey

Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture at the [Julius Maximilian] University of Würzburg, Germany.

Author of the blog ‘The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer’ ( and a book with the same title.



profjohnclarkProf. John Clark

President of the International University of Central Asia, Tokmok, 141 a Komsomolskaya Str. Tokmok, Kyrgyz Republic

Research interests: (e.g.) Cultural and Urban Geography of the Middle East and Central Asia.




Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thede Kahl

Head of Southeast European Studies at the Institute of Slavistics and Caucasus Studies

Friedrich Schiller University, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8, 07743 Jena, Germany.



Prof.Dr. Huib Ernste

Chair Human Geography at the Geography, Spatial Management and Environment department

School of Management, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands