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The Kokkalis Program is extremely proud to support a network of fellows and alumni who are comitted to the southeast and east-european region. The success of the program would not be possible without the many successes of these extraordinary individuals. The Kokkalis Program puts students first in each one of its initiatives and events.
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Kritonas Arsenis (Greece; Executive Education – '05), in the 2009 European Parliamentary election in Greece, was elected as a member of the European Parliament as a PASOK party candidate.
Nadezhda Mihaylova (Bulgaria; Executive Education – '08), in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, was elected as a member of the European Parliament as a Blue Coalition party candidate.
Kyriakos Pierrakakis (Greece; MPP ’07) graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master's in Technology Policy in June 2009. This autumn, he will commence work towards his D.Phil. in International Relations at St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford (Department of Politics and International Relations).
Damir Tokic (Bosnia-Herzegovina; MPP ’08) is working at the OSCE Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a national political officer in the Head of Mission’s Cabinet.
Vesselin Valchev (Bulgaria; Executive Education '07) was appointed as the Bulgarian Ambassador to Cyprus, and will begin his ambassadorial duties as of 1 September. Prior to this appointment, he serves as the head of office of the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs at the Council of Ministers.