Anton Alex Bebler earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in 1971. In 1986 became a full Professor of Political Science at its Faculty of Social Sciences. For several years he taught at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria and occasionally lectured at various universities and institutes in North America, Europe and Asia. He has served as member of councils and boards of several international professional associations (ISA, IPSA, IUS et. al.), of several national and international editorial and advisory boards and panels, including the Strategic Council, Foreign Ministry, Republic of Slovenia. Dr. Bebler authored a dozen books in several languages, and over 500 scholarly articles in journals published in about 30 countries worldwide. Dr. Bebler founded and chaired the Slovenian Council of the European Movement. He served as Slovenian Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the UN Office, at the WTO, WHO, ILO, et al in Geneva, Switzerland from 1992 till 1997. Since February 1998 he has been President of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia and in 1999 – 2002 served as Vice-Chairman of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA). At the 2002 presidential election in Slovenia Dr. Bebler stood as candidate of the DESUS party. In 2006-2009 he served as Member of Executive Council of International Political Science Association. Dr. Bebler has since organized, co-organized and chaired a number of international conferences.