ALEKSANDAR KASHAMOV is a University of Warwick LLM graduate specializing in International Development Law and Human Rights. His master’s thesis focuses on the concepts of direct and representative democracy and sheds light on some alternative models of mixed democracy. His two bachelor’s degrees are from the University of Exeter in the fields of ancient history and British law (LLB). During his university studies, he worked in the sphere of private international law, as Contract Negotiator for Triacle Clinical Services Ltd, an organization whose main scope of work is concluding contracts for medical trials with medical institutions and research centres around the globe. He was President of the Bulgarian Society at the University of Exeter in the period 2012-2013. He has worked alongside Access to Information Programme, Equal Opportunities Initiative Association, and “Terziyski, Borodjiev, Kashumov, and Mihailova” law firm on numerous cases and projects related to the protection of public interests and fundamental human rights. In 2017, he passed the Bulgarian jurist exam and became a qualified jurist. His interests are in philosophy, culture, and linguistics. He is also an avid climber and skier.