Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zdravko Popov is a co-founder, member of the Management Board and Vice President of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria since 1992. He is also the founder and first Director of the Diplomatic Institute with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003 – 2006), President of the Public Policy Institute (since 2012), Head of the Master’s program “Global Studies” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(since 2013) and Editor-in-Chief of the Diplomacy magazine (since 2012).

In the past, he has held the positions of: Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Czech Republic (2006 – 2010); President of UNICEF-Bulgaria (1997 – 2003); and Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1990 – 1992).

Zdravko Popov has a university degree in philosophy and psychology (Bulgaria), a scientific specialization in ancient philosophy and history of religions (Italy), a specialization in foreign policy and diplomacy (USA) and a specialization in public policy (England). He was an honorary teacher and lecturer in philosophy at NGDEK, NATFA, SWU “Neofit Rilski” and NBU, as well as founder and titular lecturer of the course “Introduction to Philosophy” at Sofia University.