Network Structure

The Network’s purpose and structure are explained in the OSCE Network Statutes. The Network’s Steering Committee and a Network Coordinator are elected for a two-year term.

OSCE Network Statutes

“OSCE Network Statutes” is a revised and merged version of two papers (“Mission Statement” and “Working Instruments”) adopted at a Network meeting in Vienna on 30 October 2013. The present document was adopted by the OSCE Network’s Steering Committee at a meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, on 14 October 2019. Download as PDF

Steering Committee

The members of the 2020-2021 Steering Committee are Aigoul Abdoubaetova, Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala, Irina Chernykh, Barbara Kunz, Ida Manton, Amb Philip McDonagh, Amb Philip Remler, Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Stefan Wolff, Andrei Zagorski and Benno Zogg. The new Steering Committee thus consists of eleven members plus the Network Coordinator.

The 2018-2019 Steering Committee consisted of Irina Chernykh, Barbara Kunz, Marko Lehti, Amb Philip McDonagh, Amb Philip Remler, Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Stefan Wolff, Andrei Zagorski and Benno Zogg, plus the Network Coordinator. Jim Collins, Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Christian Nünlist, Andrei Zagorski and Wolfgang Zellner were members of the 2016-2017 Steering Committee.

Aigoul Abdoubaetova

Head of Research and Training Unit, OSCE Academy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

a.abdoubaetova(at)osce-academy.net

Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw

agnieszka.missala(at)uw.edu.pl

Irina Chernykh

Chief Research Fellow, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KAZISS)

chernykhi(at)yahoo.com

Barbara Kunz

Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)

kunz(at)ifsh.de

Ida Manton

Trainer, Lecturer and Researcher, Diplomacy Dialogue, Geneva

manton(at)diplomacydialogue.org

Ambassador Philip McDonagh

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of Centre for Religion, Human Values, and International Relations

philip.mcdonagh(at)dcu.ie​​​​​​​

Ambassador Philip Remler

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Philip.Remler(at)ceip.org

Sonja Stojanović Gajić

Member of Executive Board, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)

sonja.stojanovic(at)bezbednost.org

Stefan Wolff

Professor of International Security, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham (ICCS)

S.Wolff(at)bham.ac.uk

Benno Zogg

Researcher, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich

zogg(at)sipo.gess.ethz.ch

Andrei Zagorski

Head of the IMEMO Department of Arms Control and Conflict Resolution Studies and Professor of International Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

zagorskiandrei(at)gmail.com

Network Coordinator

The 2020-2022 Network Coordinator is Cornelius Friesendorf. Friesendorf also served as Network Coordinator from February 2018 to February 2020. Christian Nünlist served as Co-Coordinator until March 2019. The Network had previously been coordinated by Wolfgang Zellner.

Cornelius Friesendorf

Head of the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE), Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)

friesendorf(at)ifsh.de