Milan Nic Milan Nic (Slovakia) joined ESI in May 2009 as part-time analyst on the EU enlargement project. He holds MA degrees from the Charles University in Prague (international relations) and the Central European University in Budapest (modern history), and one-year diploma from the SAIS Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center (European studies). He is recipient of the 2004 Karol Rybárik's Award for the best young professional in Slovak foreign policy. Prior to joining ESI, he worked as broadcaster for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (1995-2002), program director at the Bratislava-based Pontis Foundation (2002-2006), and advisor to the High Representative Miroslav Lajcák in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007-2009). Since August 2010, he is working as Balkan advisor for the Slovak Foreign Minister.


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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website