VESSELIN POPOVSKI is Vice Dean of the Law School and Executive Director of the Centre for UN Studies at Jindal Global University, India. From 2004 till 2014 he was Senior Academic Officer and Head of ‘Peace and Security’ Programme at the UN University in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to that was Senior Legal Expert for the EU project ‘Legal Protection of Individual Rights in Russia’ (2002-2004), Lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK (1999-2002), PhD student at King’s College London (1996-1999), and Bulgarian diplomat (1988-1996) serving in Sofia, New York and London. Member of the Advisory Board of the ‘Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies’; Editorial Boards of Journal ‘International Studies Review’ and ‘Sustainability Science’. Member of the UN International Working Group on Human Rights of Leprosy-Affected People and their Families. He wrote or edited 20 books and in total over a hundred of articles in journals and book chapters.

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Donald Trump and Antonio Guterres were both inaugurated within three weeks of each other, and could not be more different. The two need to work together — but how?

Vesselin Popovski July 24, 2017
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The United Nation Security Council is no longer fit for purpose: it represents an international order that is over 70 years old. Vesselin Popovski offers a new vision for the UNSC which will result in a more representative, and more effective council.

Vesselin Popovski June 26, 2017