Jiří Pehe
Czech political analyst. He worked as a Director of Central European Research of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany and later as a Director of the Political Section of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic. Currently he is Director of the New York University in Prague.

Vojtěch Cepl
Czech Professor of Civil Law and former Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. He has been a visiting professor at various Universities in the US. Mr. Cepl also participated in the transformation of justice in post-war Iraq.

Jiří Schneider
Czech diplomat. Mr. Schneider was the Director of the Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Then he served as a Czech Ambassador to Israel. Currently he works as a coordinator of Program of Atlantic Security Studies in Prague.

Martin Bútora
Slovak sociologist and diplomat. Mr. Bútora was one of the leaders of Public Against Violence movement. Then he was a human rights adviser to President Václav Havel and co-founder of the Institute for Public Affairs in Slovakia. He served as a Slovak Ambassador to the United States. He is now an honorary president and program director at the Institute for Public Affairs in Slovakia.

Ivo Samson
Slovak historian and political analyst. He worked as a researcher at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and at the Slovak Institute of International Studies. He is now a Senior Researcher of the International Security Program at the Slovak Foreign Policy Association.

Adriana Krnáčová
Executive Director of the Czech branch of the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. She is a member of the International Federation of Journalists. In 90´s she cooperated with Open Society Fund and was Director of Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts (SCCA).

Zora Bútorová
Slovak Analyst, Program Officer in 'Public Opinion and Political Culture' Program, Senior Analyst at the Institute for Public Affairs and one of the founders of the Institute for Public Affairs and presently serves as a member of its General Assembly and the Board of Trustees.

Tomáš Sedláček
Tomáš Sedláček is a Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB, the biggest Czech bank. Prior to that, he served as a non-political expert advisor to the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Czech Republic. He also served as an economic advisor of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel.

Radek Špicar
Former Deputy Vice Prime Minister for Economics Affairs, Head of the Economic Analysis Department, Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Mr. Špicar is currently working with Škoda Auto; he is responsible for relations with public institutions on national and European level and for team dealing with state assistance and European funds.

Petr Just
Assistant Professor - College of International Affairs and Public Administration in Prague and Institute of Political Studies – Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University. Co-Founder and President of Czech-Slovak Political Science Students‘Union.

Peter Facey
Director of New Politics Network, the British think-tank. He is former Chief Executive for the British Youth Council. His research interests include political parties, young people and politics, voting and constitutional reform, citizen involvement and European integration.