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Current ECMI Consultants

Forrest Kilimnik (USA)

Project Leader/Editor

Following graduation from the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course “Global Studies – A European Perspective” with his detailed thesis titled The War of Laws: South Ossetia’s Movement for Self-Determination Between the Russian and Georgian Fronts, Forrest joined the ECMI regional office in Tbilisi in April 2010. Following his internship, Forrest collaborated with Tom Trier, director of ECMI - Caucasus, and George Tarkhan-Mouravi, co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Tbilisi, in writing a monograph on Meskhetian Turks and their planned repatriation to Georgia. From August 2010 onwards, he has reconceptualized and redesigned the ‘ethnopolitical map’ project based at the ECMI headquarters in Flensburg as the new interactive research website titled the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE). Forrest is also currently a research associate at the University of Leipzig and has undertaken extensive schooling in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Japan and the United States with a concentration on pan-European issues, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the former Soviet Union.


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Angela Jensen (Germany)

Communication Consultant (Regional)

Angela Jensen was born and raised in Flensburg. In 1986 she took her A-levels at the Danish grammar school Duborg Skolen and studied business economics and marketing at the Polytechnic Fachhochschule Flensburg. Later on she became project-manager of the international Sail-Event „Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race” in Flensburg. Since 2001 Angela Jensen works freelance with danish-german projects, press and marketing. Among others she is the coordinator of the Danish-German media-project “Unter Nachbarn/Blandt Naboer”, was communication-consultant of the Interreg project “KulturDialog” and press-officer of the folk festival “folkBALTICA”. She also writes articles for the cross border journal “Kulturfokus”.

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Federica Prina (Italy)

Consultant/Editor of JEMIE

Federica Prina is an Editor of the Journal of Ethnopolitics and Minoriti Issues in Europe (JEMIE). She completed her PhD in Politics in University College London, on the role of international mechanisms in promoting the cultural rights of national minorities in the Russian Federation. In the 2009-10 academic year she was a tutor in Russian Politics and Society in UCL. She also has a specialisation in international human rights law through an LLM from the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, UK. Prior to her PhD, she worked for 9 years as Programme Officer and then Senior Programme Officer for the London-based NGO Article 19, managing projects and research on freedom of expression in the former Soviet Union. She was involved in the 2009-11 joint Council of Europe/EU programme ‘Minorities in Russia: Developing Culture, Language, Media and Civil Society’. Her main research interests are participatory and linguistic rights of national minorities.

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