In order to exercise scientific overview and steering for STARC, The Cyprus Institute relies on the expert advise of a Scientific Expert Panel (SEP). The SEP provides the Institute with independent scientific advice of the highest possible caliber on scientific issues and policy necessary for the development of STARC.
In particular, the SEP make recommendations on issues related to the research scope and thrusts and to the future development of the Center, evaluate the ongoing programs and projects, and facilitate scientific partnerships and collaborations for the Center.
The Members and Chair of the SEP are appointed by the President of CyI. The Committee meets at least twice a year.
Demetrios Michaelides, Professor, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Members of the Panel:
Heather Lechtman, Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Technology, MIT, USA
Jean-Pierre Mohen, Director, La Musée de l’Homme, France
Vassos Karageorghis, Director, Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, Cyprus
Sturt Manning, Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, Cornell University, USA
Cemal Pulak, Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, USA
Nota Kourou, Professor of Early Iron Age Archaeology, University of Athens, Greece
Leonard Barrie, Professor, Vice President of Research, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus