Prof. Goran Bandov PhD, Lawyer and Politologist, Associate Professor and Vice Dean at Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb (Croatia, EU), who received his PhD from the University of Hamburg, is a European expert in international relations and international law with focus on human and minority rights protection. Bandov earned his Master in Law at the University of Osijek, Master of Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies in Hamburg and PhD in Philosophy and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg. Prof.Bandov has ten years of experience in teaching the following university courses: International Relations, International Law, International Human and Minority Rights, Peace and Security, SEE. He published the book in Germany “The protection of national minorities in the Republic of Croatia as an instrument for the prevention of ethno-political conflict escalation” and more than 30 papers worldwide on the subjects of International Relations, International Law, Human and Minority Rights, EU and International Organizations. He holds the position of Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Germany and at the Institute for Research of Genocide (IRGC), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as well Senior Research Fellow at the University of Zagreb and Associate Professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and Dubrovnik International University. He organized and led various fact-finding missions to Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, the USA, Vatican and Vietnam. He was twice (2001-2004; 2009-2013) a member of County Parliament of Osijek-Baranya County and since 2013 he is a member of the European Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament. He is a member of many academic and expert organization, amongst others: Academic Network South East Europe; International Standing Group European Multilingualism (ISGEM); research group “Politics and Religion”, German Association for Political Science; FNSt, Open Society Institute Network, Regional Academy for Democracy, Institute of VladoGotovac, Network on ReligionandDifferenceintheBalkans. In his scientific and political work he has been supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Federal Foreign Office of Germany; CENTURIO; the Robert Bosch Foundation; Open Society – SOROS; AJC – American Jewish Committee; Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, University of Hamburg and Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia.