Daniel Smilov is a comparative constitutional lawyer and political scientist. He is associate professor at the University of Sofia; programme director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; and recurrent visiting professor of comparative constitutional law at the Central European University, Budapest. He holds doctorates from the University of Oxford and the Central European University, Budapest. He has done research and taught at different universities, including the European University Institute, Florence, the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Oxford. He is Secretary of the Panel of Experts on Political Parties of the OSCE/ODIHR.