Note of the Jury
The Jury for the Borjan Tanevski Memorial Fund met on Friday the 11th of March 2005 at the American College of Thessaloniki. In accordance with the statute of the Borjan Tanevski Memorial Fund and the “Regulations for the Borjan Tanevski Scholarship Essay Competition”, the jury consists of: Dr. Nikos Kourkoumelis, Chair of Business Dept, ACT.; Dr. Vincent C. Müller, Philosophy, ACT; Dr. David Wisner, Chair of International Relations, ACT; Dr. Miljana Maleska, Southeast European University, Tetovo; Dr. Nikos Zaikos, University of Western Macedonia, Florina.
Jury members had received the anonymous submissions to the essay competition on the
subject “Would it be in the interest of South-East Europe if Turkey became a member of
the European Union?”. We interviewed the two best candidates for about 25 minutes each
and then had a discussion about the merits of the candidates. We agreed that both
candidates were would be worthy of the award but there was consensus that one candidate
had shown better performance in both the essay and the interview. We unanimously decided
to name Rudi Nderim
The Fund is in the process of organizing a conference on the subject of the essay competition. The official award will take place at the 2005 ACT commencement ceremony.
For the Jury,
Vincent C. Müller