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Professors and Assistant Professor

prof. Demetrius Floudas

Demetrius Floudas obtained his LL.B. from National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and his LL.M. from University of Cambridge, where he is still a Senior Associate in European and International Law at Hughes Hall College, delivering lectures on Conflicts of Laws and supervising Cambridge graduate students in International Law and International Relations. Professor Floudas has also taught at the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). In addition to teaching, Demetrius is Senior Manager of IKRP Rokas & Partners Law Firm office. For three years he was the Team Leader for the European Union project assisting in Russia's entry into the WTO. Demetrius taught European Union Law and Legal English at Pericles on an adjunct Professor basis until recently moving back to Greece to take a government posting. He returns from time-to-time to lecture, including directing the Oral Advocacy section of the Jessup Summer School.

prof. Andreas Andrianopoulos

Andreas Andrianopoulos, the president of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs at the American College of Greece. He finished the Athens College in Greece and went on to study abroad, including at such places as Schools of Political Science in Athens, Kent (UK), Cambridge and Oxford, the University of Oslo, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. And he himself lectured at various Schools in the USA and England (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Wisconcin at Madison, George Washington, LSE) and he was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Andreas holds two honorary Ph.D. degrees and he was Professor of Public Policy at the American College of Greece. But his accomplishments are not only academic in nature, for he has been elected 9 times member of the Greek Parliament and at various times held the position of Minister of Culture, Trade, Industry, Energy, Technology and Mass Communications. Apart from that he was elected mayor of his hometown of Piraeus, Greece. He authored works to numerous journals, both in Greece and Worldwide and has written books on th topics of Islam, Economic and Political Liberalization and Energy Security.

prof. Marian Dent

Marian Dent is the Dean of Pericles ABLE Project. Professor Dent teaches courses in legal skills, international business transactions and contract law. In addition to teaching law she also runs the GMAT program and teaches the logic section of the GMAT. Professor Dent obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1988. After graduating Ms. Dent joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, and worked there for four years in the fields of East-West and international trade, securities and general business law. She moved to Moscow in 1992 to direct the Moscow office of the American Bar Association, CEELI Project. She has been teaching law and other courses with Pericles since 1995. She also teaches an introductory course in Russian Law for visiting students from the University of San Diego Law School.

Vladimir Lissnyak

Vladimir Lissniak is Pericles' director. He graduated from the International Law faculty of MGIMO almost 20 years ago and went on to represent Russia in France for a number of years as a diplomat. He specializes in Negotiations and Dispute Resolution where he has had many years of experience both in the public and private sectors. In addition, Mr. Lissniak has led Pericles in numerous public interest projects, such as publishing of several European books on Banking Law and Finance, organizing training programs for Russian judges, lawyers and bankers abroad, and acting as counsel to the Moscow Mayor's Office and Moscow Region Government. A professor who believes in hands-on, interactive exercises, Professor Lissniak's regular summer courses in negotiations for lawyers and negotiations for business persons are among Pericles' most popular course offerings.

Andrew Mendelssohn obtained his Bachelors Degree from UC Berkeley, and his J.D. from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. Upon graduation from law school, Andrew worked as in-house counsel for a small California mortgage company, American EquiFund. In 1995, he joined a small California law firm where he specialized in bankruptcy, real estate and business law. In 2002 he moved to North Carolina to open his own law practice, and expanded his legal specialties to include arbitration and mediation, but after a couple of years he was bitten by the travel bug: he took a position with a US government grantee and moved to Ekaterinburg to teach History, English, and Human Rights Law at various Ekaterinburg universities, including the Urals State Law Academy. He moved to Moscow at the end of 2007. Andrew is a member of the California and North Carolina Bars, and is a licensed mediator and is admitted to practice in various U.S. federal jurisdictions including the 9th Cirucuit Court of Appeals. Andrew directs legal skills programs at Pericles.

Aram Orbelyan currently is a senior partner at Concern Dialog Law Firm and lecturer at French University in Armenia (UFAR). After graduating from Moscow State University of International Relations in 2005 he worked at the Armenian embassy in Russia. He pursued further his career at Concern Dialog Law Firm where he advanced from position of a senior legal consultant to a partner. He hold the position of Vice Minister of Justice of Armenia from 2011 to 2014. In this capacity he introduced several reforms including integration of electronic register for legal entities, reforms of notary system and system of vital records, civil judicial system and civil law and some other reforms.

Aram holds a Ph.D on international law and worked as legal adviser at the ICRC from 2005 to 2007. Aram specializes on corporate law, civil procedural law, company management and development of and integration of governmental legal reforms. He manages projects on electronic government

In spare time he plays squash, basketball and makes photo shooting.

Dr. Konstantin Egorov, Associate Professor, is the owner and manager of consulting company, that is ranked 5th among top 100 Law Firms in Tatarstan and in top 100 Law Firms of Russia. Konstantin Egorov is a coach with rich experience in management, teaching, launch and project management. He graduated from Kazan Federal University specializing on human resources management in business law, civil law and private international law. He is the author of more than 20 articles. The The list of his clients includes companies from natural resources companies and banks to advertising and consulting companies.

Konstantin will teach two trainings in Russian “Professional techniques and skills”.

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