(Austria) is founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI). Having studied in Oxford, Brussels and Bologna, he taught economics at the State University of Chernivtsi in Ukraine and worked for five years in Bulgaria and Bosnia for NGOs and international organisations. From 2001 to 2004, he was director of the Lessons Learned Unit of the EU Pillar of the UN Mission in Kosovo. Gerald has published many articles and reports that have triggered wide public debates, including "Travails of the European Raj" on Bosnia (2003) and "Member State Building and the Helsinki Moment" on the EU role in the Balkans (2004). In 2011, he co-authored, alongside Rory Stewart, the book “Can Intervention Work?”. He has also co-authored more than 60 ESI reports as well as scripts for several TV documentaries on South East Europe. He is a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and Associate Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, where he lectured on state building and intervention as a Visiting Fellow in 2010/2011.
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