The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People/Biographical Notes

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Biographical Notes

for Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov

Born on 7 October 1952 in Sofia, married with two children.

Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Logic in 1980 and M.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1977, both from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University.

Chairman of the Section of Logic, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1990. Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2001. Member, Presidential Council on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration since 2002. Member, Public Council at the Parliamentary Committee on Civil Society since 2001. Member, Interministerial Working Group on Antarctica since 2002. Chairman, Antarctic Place-names Commission - Bulgaria since 1994. Co-Director, US-Bulgaria Action Commission since 2003.

Founding member (1991) and Chairman since 2001 of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria; Council member of the Atlantic Treaty Association, Paris since 1992. Founding President of the Manfred Wörner Foundation since 1994. Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Society and Information Foundation since 2000. Founding member, National Association of Immigrants in Bulgaria (2003).

Former Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Greens Parliamentary Group in the VII Grand National Assembly, and co-author of the new Bulgarian Constitution (1990-91). Parliamentary Secretary of the Foreign Ministry (1991). Sponsor of the Parliamentary decision for Bulgaria to join the European Union (1990), and the Parliamentary decision for Bulgaria to participate in the Allied liberation of Kuwait (1991).

Participant in the National Round Table for transition to democracy, and member of the Coordinating Council of the Union of Democratic Forces (1990-91). Coordinator, Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program for Bulgaria of the German Marshall Fund - US (1997-2002). Founding member, Wilderness Fund - Bulgaria (1989). Individual campaign against winter Olympics on Vitosha Mountain (1985-88).

Publications (including one book and five monographic papers) in mathematics and informatics, foreign and security policy, linguistics, toponymics. Topographic surveys and mapping in three Bulgarian Antarctic expeditions (1994-95, 1995-96, and 2003).

Winner of the 1987 Nikola Obreshkov Prize, Bulgaria’s highest award for achievements in mathematics.

(October 2003)