Tihomir Bezlov is a leading expert in criminal research. As a senior analyst at the Centre for the Study of Democracy he has authored numerous reports and sociological research papers over the last 17 years. His research into various crime and corruption-related issues (e.g. the supply and demand of illegal drugs, prostitution markets, human trafficking and the smuggling of commercial goods) has won him both national and international recognition and has resulted, not only in numerous publications and a national corruption index, but has also led to some of his research being used in court proceedings. For the past 10 years he has been at the core of teams providing comprehensive and regular country risk analyses for the United Nations Development Programme, for the Eurasia Group / Lehman Brothers, the Eurasia Group / Deutsche Bank, for The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for the Control Risks Group. He is a lecturer on Sofia University’s master’s programme in globalisation and a frequent guest lecturer at the Academy of the Ministry of the Interior and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Information valid as of summer 2016.