Dr Frank Umbach
Dr Frank Umbach is Research Director at EUCERS, King's College London and has been a member of the new Ukraine 2020 Task Force - an initiative of the US-Ukraine Foundation in Washington and the Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy in Kyiv to support Ukraine's European integration and on Collective Security in Southwest Asia to 2020, organised by the East-West-Institute in Brussels, since 2010.
From December 2009 until June 2010 he was a member of an expert group on the future of NATO-Russia relations, organised by the East-West-Institute in Brussels and in 2008, he was a member of two high-ranking trans-Atlantic expert groups on energy security. Dr Umbach was appointed as an official advisor of the (previous) Lithuanian government on international energy security in February 2007 and from 2003-2007 was co-chair of the European Committee of the Council for Security Co-operation in Asia-Pacific (CSCAP-Europe). From 1991 to 1994 he was Research Fellow at the Federal Institute for East European and International Studies (BIOst) in Cologne and was, in 1992, a Research Assistant in the office of the Special Advisor for Central and East European Affairs of the NATO Secretary-General in Brussels.