Alexandros Papaioannou studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and holds a Master’s Degree in European Politics and Administration from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
He joined the Greek Foreign Service and has served in the Embassies in Rome, Moscow, the Holy See, Tunis, as well as the Permanent Representation to the European Union. He has also worked at the Cabinets of Foreign Minister George A. Papandreou and Deputy Minister for International Economic Affairs and Development Aid, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis.
He has worked for several years as a Policy Advisor at the Policy Planning Unit in the Office of the NATO Secretary General. He is currently working at the NATO International Staff, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, primarily dealing with relations with the EU. He is also a Visiting professor, European Political and Governance Studies Department, College of Europe, Bruges.
Mr. Mark Voyger has been teaching Russian and Eastern European politics and security as the Senior Lecturer in Russian and Eastern European Studies at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia since April 2018. Between 2013 and 2018 he served as the Special Advisor for Russian and Eurasian Affairs to the Commanding General of US Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, and as the Cultural Advisor and Senior Russia Expert at NATO’s Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. In the period 2009 – 2013 he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as an advisor and social scientist to the US Army. He also worked for Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaigns – the Executive Department (2007-2008) and the Russia Advisory Group (2011-2012).