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H.E. Petar Stoyanov

Center for Cultural Dialogue; Former President of Bulgaria 1997-2002; BoT Member NGIC

Petar Stoyanov is a Bulgarian politician who was President of his country from 1997-2002, as well as member of Parliament and head of the Union of Democratic Forces party from 2005-2007. While in Parliament, he became a member of the European
Integration Committee and a member of State Administration Affairs Committee. In addition to his domestic political career, Stoyanov as has served as Special Envoy for Moldova for the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, as well as an Honorary Co- Chair for the World Justice Project. He has also lectured at Harvard and the American Bar Association, among others. Stoyanov graduated in law from the Saint Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, and practiced civil law in his home town of Plovdiv for fifteen years before entering politics. He is currently a board member of NGIC.