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Dr. Pavol DEMES Director for Central and Eastern Europe, The German Marshall Fund of the U.S., Bratislava


1980 graduation of Charles University in Prague
 Prior to the "Velvet Revolution" in November 1989 bio-medical researcher at Comenius University in Bratislava
1990-1991 Director of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Education
1991-1992 Minister of International Relations in the government of the Slovak Republic
1993-1997 Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Slovak Republic
 Executive Director of the Slovak Academic Information Agency-Service Centre for the Third (NGO) Sector
 since 2000 Director for Central and Eastern Europe at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Bratislava


Dr Demes has spoken on civil society and NGO issues in many international fora. He has served on the boards of national and international associations and foundations. In 1999, Dr Demes was awarded a six-month public policy research fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC


2006 Author of numerous articles on international relations and civil society. Most recent books: Prospects for Democracy in Belarus. Editors J. Forbrig, D.R. Marples and P. Demes.
2007 Reclaiming Democracy. Civil Society and Electoral Change in Central and Eastern Europe. Editors J.Forbrig and P. Demes.


1999 EU-US Democracy and Civil Society Award
1999 USAID Democracy and Governance Award
2005 Royal Dutch decoration Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau
2005 Yugoslav Star of First Class (by the President of Serbia and Monte Negro).