GertPolliKiewOn November 29, the students of our American Studies program attended the lecture «IntelligenceSecurityServicesandCounterterrorism» delivered by Gert-R. Polli, Prof. Dr. phil., UACU Honorary Professor.

The lecture provided insights into topics like state security policy, anti-terrorism and counter-espionage, the current threat level and the role of the media. The scope of issues critically examined and discussed also included industrial espionage – the strategies of the intelligence services, security agencies, Internet service providers and global corporations influencing our commercial enterprises, controlling and manipulating our private and personal data.

Gert-R. Polli, Prof. Dr. phil., is an organization and government security and strategy expert with more than 30 years of experience in civil, military, intelligence and diplomatic environment as well as in other public and private sectors, having worked, inter alia, as Head of Corporate Security at Siemens AG and the Austrian government as Head of Intelligence for more than 6 years. Dr. Polli is an expert in the field of Threat Analysis related to current and future political and security challenges in Europe. In this capacity he is well known and respected in public and media.

He was working and living in conflict zones like Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and was resident in Turkey until September 2016. Mid 2017 Dr. Polli has published a well-received book on European Security & Intelligence issues, and is frequently guest on TV and other media to comment on policy and security related topics.

Mr. Karl Beck (USA) – The Director of the United States Peace Corps in Ukraine (2001-2007), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jörn Block (Germany) – Chair of Management, Trier University, Visiting Professor at the Department of Applied Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands); Associate Member of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Doctoral Thesis in Management and Economics, Guest Professor of WIUU;

Ph.D., Dr. Marshall Christensen (USA) – Founder of Co-Serve International, Leadership Team Member, Honorary Professor of WIUU;

Prof. Dipl.-Des. Architect Dr. oec. publ. h.c. mult. Hansjürgen Doss (Germany) – Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Germany, Member of the German Parliament 1981-2002, President of the German-Ukrainian Association for Economy and Science, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University and the Ukrainian Free University, Honorary Professor in Economics of WIUU;

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hendrik S. Doss Dipl. Designer (FH), Design Dozent at Hochschule Rhein-Main, Faculty: Media Management (Germany);

Mr. Yunus Emre – President of German-Turkish Association for Economy and Science and Member of National Integration Commission of CDU (Germany);

Mr. Douglas Gardner (USA) – UN Coordinator in Ukraine (2002-2005), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Ph.D. Kenneth Gray (USA) – WIUU American Dean (2001 – 2002 and 2006-2007), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Axel Haas (Germany) – Managing Director of Arend Prozessautomation Company, Lecturer at the Department of Management at the Trier University (Germany), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Honorary Doctor in International Business and Honorary Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship of WIUU;

Mr. John Herbst (USA) – Ambassador of the United States in Ukraine (2003-2006), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Mr. Lars Hoffmann (Germany) – General Manager at Americanet Travel Marketing, On-line Marketing Specialist at WIUU;

Prof. Dr. phil. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Moritz Hunzinger (Germany) – Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Brocard Parfums Group (leading perfume retailer in Ukraine), PR Consultant, Professor of PR and Communication and Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Honorary Professor of PR and Communication of the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Honorary Senator of the Ukrainian Free University, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy and Honorary Professor of PR and Communication of WIUU;

Ph.D. John Johnson (USA) – Senior Partner of Precedent Academics; Coordinator of Doctorate Programs at Indiana Wesleyan University and the University of Phoenix (USA), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Sanitätsrat (State Medical Counselor) Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Biol. Wolfgang Klee (Germany) – Dermatologist¸ Biologist, member of the German-Ukrainian Association for Economy and Science (Germany), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Adalbert H. Lhota (Switzerland) – Honorary Consul General (1999-2007) and acting Commercial Counselor of the Federal Chancellor of Austria; Director of Swarovski Holding AG, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Honorary Doctor of Business Administration and Honorary Professor of Management of WIUU, Honorary Senator;

Mr. Roger McMurrin (USA) – President of Music Mission Kyiv (1993 -2009), Honorary Doctor of WIUU;

Prof. Dr. iur. Gero von Pelchrzim und Trzankowitz, LL.M., Honorary Professor of Law and Compliance of WIUU.

Prof. Dr. phil. Gert R. Polli

Ukrainian-American Concordia University is pleased to announce Prof. Dr. phil. Gert R. Polli as Honorary Professor for Intelligence, Security Services and Counterterrorism

Ukrainian-American Concordia University welcomes Prof. Dr. phil. Gert. R. Polli, an organization and government security and strategy expert with more than 30 years of experience in civil, military, intelligence and diplomatic environment as well as in other public and private sectors, having worked, inter alia, as Head of Corporate Security at Siemens AG and the Austrian government as Head of Intelligence for more than 6 years. Dr. Polli is an expert in the field of Threat Analysis related to current and future political and security challenges in Europe. In this capacity he is well known and respected in public and media.

He was working and living in conflict zones like Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and was resident in Turkey until September 2016. Mid 2017 Dr. Polli has published a well-received book on European Security & Intelligence issues, and is frequently guest on TV and other media to comment on policy and security related topics.

Prof. Michael Ruiss (Germany) – Publisher and CEO of TOP Magazin Frankfurt Rhein-Main (leading regional lifestyle magazine of the German Rhine-Main region), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the Lesya Ukrayinka Eastern European National University (Volyn); Honorary Professor in Journalism of WIUU;

Ph.D. Elaine Sarao (USA) – WIUU Associate Rector; Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC (2010-2013) as an Expert on Civil Society;  Honorary Doctor in the sphere of International Relations and Public Diplomacy of WIUU. Currently Dr. Sarao represents WIUU in Washington, DC where she is a foreign-affairs analyst and strategist.

Mr. Philipp Schmidt (Germany)- Master of International Business (MSc),University of Tilburg, Netherlands CEO/Founder KONZEPTBERLIN Strategic Advisor/Chief of Staff in the German Parliament.

M.A. in Psychology Alexander Schönherr (Germany) – CEO of the SWV Schweizer Werte Vermittlung Company;

Prof. Dipl.-Des. Stephan Schupbach (Germany), Honorary Professor for Industrial Design at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Guest Professor of WIUU;

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Peter Spary (Germany) – General Secretary of the German-Ukrainian Association for Economy and Science, General Secretary ot the German-Hungarian Association, Vice President of Mérite Européen, Senior Consultant at Fern University Hagen (public research university that is primarily focused on distance teaching, with 85,000 students), Honorary Professor of PR of WIUU;

His Excellency Dietmar Stüdemann (Germany) – Lawyer and Economist, retired German Ambassador to Ukraine, Honorary Doctor in International Relations and Diplomacy of WIUU;

Prof. Mara Sukholutskaya (USA) – Associate Professor of English and Languages, Director of Global Studies at East Central University, Oklahoma, Honorary Doctor in Linguistics and International Communication of WIUU.

Dr. Stephan Welk

Ukrainian-American Concordia University is pleased to announce Dr. Stephan Welk as Honorary Professor for Public International Law and Diplomacy

Ukrainian-American Concordia University welcomes Dr. Stephаn Welk, LL.M., a citizen of Germany and São Tomé e Principé, Business Economist and Diplomat as Honorary Professor for Public International Law and Diplomacy as of September 1, 2017.

Stephan Welk graduated as Economist at the University of Hagen in 1998 and obtained his Doctorate Degree of Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) in 2008 at the University of Hamburg/London Business School and was admitted to the Degree of Master of Laws in December 2012 at the University of Liverpool, England.

Stephan Welk had developed various business projects in Hong Kong, Bahamas, Europe and Middle East. In 2003-2005 he served as a Managing Director for International Business at Mauser GmbH (Isny, Germany). In 2005-2007 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of SAT & Co. AG in Kazakhstan.

At the present time he works as a Consultant for the World Bank, Senior Consultant and Managing Partner of IB&GC Ltd. London, Member of the Board of Directors of Wedo AG Dubai, Member of the Board of Aduno GmbH Wirtschafts- & Regierungsberatung and as a Special Advisor of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sao Tomé e Principé.

Stephan Welk volunteered for the Laureus Foundation, namely in Burundi, where he established a school and supported African artists. In São Tomé e Príncipe he supports the Universidade de São Tomé e Príncipe and allows students, in collaboration with the foreign language department of the university, to visit the University of Münster for 4 weeks a year. Stephan Welk was awarded with a Grand Cross in the Royal Order of the Lion of Rwanda by King Yuhi VI of Rwanda. He is a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Royal House, and of the Royal Portuguese Association of Guards of Honored Castles, Pantheons and National Monuments as well as a Knight of the Royal House of Georgia.

 

 

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