Norwich University Hosts Fulbright Scholar and Presentation


October 22, 2018

Norwich University is hosting Fulbright scholar Lieutenant Colonel Georgi Marinchev Marinov, Ph.D., of Sofia, Bulgaria.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 12:15–1:15 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library North Instruction Room, Marinov presents “Security Environment in the Black Sea Region.” Marinov is a head assistant professor at the G. S. Rakovski National Defense College, Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Ph.D. in Military Science and 18 years of operational and academic experience.

The Black Sea region is of crucial significance for Europe and the United States, as it is a major crossroad and critical intersection of east-west and south-north corridors. Many experts believe that whoever controls or dominates the Black Sea can easily project power to the European continent, primarily in the Balkans and Central Europe, but also in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the South Caucasus and the northern Middle East. The modern security environment in the Black Sea region is characterized by dynamic, contradictory, and hardly predictable changes that affect national, regional, and alliance levels. Every change in the region exerts influence on the other end of the world.

Lieutenant Colonel Georgi Marinov is a Head assistant professor at the G. S. Rakovski National Defense College, Sofia, Bulgaria with a Ph.D. in Military Science and 18 years of operational and academic experience. During his education he defended his doctoral dissertation in December 2015 at Rakovski National Defense College. His Master’s degrees are in the area of political science, international relations and military logistics. During his service in the Army, he was on a mission in Iraq (2004-2005). Marinov has many publications in the field of military sciences. He works on different projects on a national and European level. From 2016, Marinov is a Vice President of the Military Sports Club in Rakovski College. Marinov uses English and Russian languages. During his free time Marinov likes to play different kind of sports and loves to spend time with his spouse and their two-year old daughter.

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