Milan Nič is the former Head of Future of Europe Programme at GLOBSEC Policy Institute. His expertise includes political affairs in Central & Eastern Europe, NATO and EU Enlargement, the Western Balkans, Governance and Civil Society. Previously he worked as Senior Adviser to the State Secretary at the Slovak Foreign Ministry (2010-2012), consultant for the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007-2009), and analyst for the European Stability Initiatives think-tank (2009 – 2010). In 2009 – 2010, he was also member of an external advisory council to the Slovak foreign minister. He started his professional carrier as journalist at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (1995-2002), and later was programme director at the Pontis Foundation (2002-2006), where he oversaw development and human rights projects in variety of difficult countries including Belarus, Cuba and Iraq. Milan studied international relations and modern European history at the Charles University in Prague, Central European University in Budapest, and SAIS Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center). A recipient of the Karol Rybárik Award for the best young professional in Slovak foreign policy (2004), he co-authored a book of essays on the EU and Slovak foreign policy (Bruselenie valašiek, Kalligram, Bratislava 2010).